I have a problem.
I frequently align myself with applications based purely on my affinity for their developer or studio.
Even worse, I'll occasionally purchase an application because I find the icon to be visually appealing or complimentary to the ones that reside on my home screen already. I'll throw my whole app ecosystem into complete chaos in order to accommodate this newcomer into my work flow.
For example, I recently downloaded TaskAgent because it syncs with Dropbox and that's a total lie it's 100% because it has a sexy new icon designed by Aaron Mahnke (Wet Frog Studios). I love every thing that guy does, and believe it or not, this isn't the first time I've rearranged my whole workflow so I could use an app with an icon he designed.
So anyway, there I am doing this crazy thing deleting OmniFocus, like really deleting it, and I'm copying down all my tasks and projects and all that, typing them out in plain text files, trying to convince myself all I need is just three lists, and I'm moving all my apps back to Dropbox sync from iCloud like some righteous nerd exodus. And this whole time I'm thinking "you crazy son of a bitch, you're going through all of this because you don't like purple icons", but my home screen looks so pretty and I won't listen to reason.
And so I suffer through a few days of rampant syncing issues and constant friction, fighting against all of my actions sans-context on one list. Minus, of course, location and time-based reminders which I've now convinced myself its ok to hold in the separate Reminders.app. (It's not ok.)
Until finally some formatting error in one of my plain text files has rendered my entire actions list to appear blank and has me systematically deleting tasks with non-alphanumeric characters and throwing another 20 minutes down the drain.
I'm now back to OmniFocus, and TaskAgent has been sent packing.
Don't do this. Don't tinker. Tinkering is not productivity. You're not "hacking" anything; you're procrastinating. Do the Work, set your system up using the best tools for you. Having a pretty home screen and using the right tool for the task are two very different things, and if you're forced to choose between the two, you go for the latter.
Purple icons and all.