Jump to content


Photo

Create new OmniFocus tasks (alone or from Chrome or Safari)

workflow chrome safari omnifocus

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 ahockley

ahockley

    Newbie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:37 AM

I've created a workflow (with three actions) for creating new OmniFocus tasks.

  • One option simply creates a new task in the inbox based on the argument supplied
  • Another option creates a new task based on the currently-focused Google Chrome tab (the page title becomes the task name; the page URL becomes the note)
  • The third option creates a new task based on the currently-focused Safari tab (the page title becomes the task name; the page URL becomes the note)

Read a bit more on my blog, or download the workflow with this link:

 

https://www.dropbox.....alfredworkflow


Edited by ahockley, 16 March 2013 - 07:34 PM.

  • drking and telonaes like this

#2 gattaca

gattaca

    Newbie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:06 AM

Thanks for this! I found this on Twitter before I found it here and have been using it.

 

One suggestion: is it possible to just launch the OF quick entry pane without putting the full app into focus? That way if a task comes to mind while you're working on something else, you just want to record it and forget it. By only opening the OF quick entry pane, you press enter to create the task and go immediately back to what you were doing.



#3 jkirker

jkirker

    Newbie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

Sweet Workflow!  Any way to modify it so that when creating an inbox item that you could add a context, date, time etc?

 

Like:

 

of Remind me to get the milk in 1d?

 

or

 

of Remind me to get the milk in 1d at store?



#4 Chezstef

Chezstef

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

Would be great if you can add Sparrow support too. (new task from email)



#5 intranation

intranation

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • LocationLondon

Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

Suggested change: for the quick entry bit, the following code works slightly better from a user experience point of view:

set NewTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theTask, note:theNote}
select {NewTask}
open

as it just pops the quick entry and selects the task you just made, allowing you to dive in and edit the title further, edit contexts etc. Your previous version brings the entire OmniFocus app to the front and doesn't focus the quick entry item.



#6 dwekjjd

dwekjjd

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

I've created a workflow (with three actions) for creating new OmniFocus tasks.

 

Tnx! Great work. 

 

set NewTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theTask, note:theNote}
select {NewTask}
open

Tnx as well, nice tweak! 

 

I added a minor thing:

tell application "System Events" to keystroke tab

after the open to make the title field editable right away.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: workflow, chrome, safari, omnifocus

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users