I’m more wary of buying the shiny new app when my current app works just fine. I was contemplating purchasing MindNode but then realized that I already have iThoughtsX. I was curious about getting Pixelmator Photo for iPad but Affinity Photos seems to working just fine. I don’t want to chase the shiny new toy only to realize that I already have an app for the specific function.
I imagine that we’d need to outline what goal we want to accomplish (writing, task management, photo processing) and then see if we already have an app that already does have that function.
I am also fatigued from buying the iPad version of an app as well as the Mac version of the same app.
I do very little graphic work. In my case, I’m content to have Affinity Designer and Affinity Photos on my iPad and sync with iCloud Drive to bring it back to my Mac. I don’t do enough graphic work to want it on both platforms.
However, I am a heavy OmniFocus user. So I’m OK with buying both the Mac and iOS versions. My life depends on it and I’m OK with a double purchase. If my job changed and I needed the desktop versions of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, I would pop for that too.
I do like using Asana or Todoist for work projects and using OmniFocus for my personal single one-off tasks and repeating tasks. It helps to delineate between the two areas of my life. I wouldn’t move my entire life to one task app without testing it first with a small handful of projects.
Try your experiment and tell us what you’ve done in a few weeks