iOS 7 and OS X may not be truly flat, but skeuomorphism is out the door, replaced by simpler graphic designs devoid of patterns, rich Corinthian leather, stitching, and any element that looks like the real world, including 3D buttons and shadows.
Whether those design changes are worthwhile or not remains to be seen, but if you’re one of the chosen few who hates the look of skeuomorphism then you’re sure not to like Opus Domini Lite, the free day planner app for the Mac.
What does Opus Domini look like on your Mac’s screen. A real day planner, complete with binder rings, leather stitching, organization tabs, and flipping pages.
Yes, Virginia, skeuomorphism is alive and well in Opus Domini and it works pretty much like a digital version of paper and binder day planner.
Enter tasks with a click, setup master tasks with sub-tasks, and use it for personal growth with specific goals for the future.
Opus Domini has multiple planner views, and doubles as an event or meeting planner. Tasks can be set to repeat, and events sync up with those stored in Calendar (or, iCal) on the Mac.
If you don’t mind a digital version of what you once lugged around everywhere you went, you’ll like this free app. There’s also a free and a pro version for the iPhone and iPad, which makes Opus Domini even more like a Franklin planner from yesteryear.
Even better, Opus Domini Pro will sync between Mac, iPhone, and iPad using iCloud. It’s remarkable that the base version is free, and the only issue I’ve run into is the conspicuousness of using the Mac’s keyboard in a meeting, and the inefficiency of using the iPad’s keyboard for notes.