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#1 xwoker

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Hi Everybody,

 

just got my mega supporter license and "Wow. Alfred 2 is fast!"

 

Just created my first workflow: A File Action that creates a new OmniFocus Task with the File attached. Took me some time to get the applescript right (started out with the script in a screenshot http://patricklenz.c...ia-hazel-redux/ that didn't work for me) and refined it a little.

 

You can download it here: http://d.pr/f/zdSH

 

If you find any bugs just let me know.

 

Christian

 

 


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#2 Shawn Rice

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

This sounds great. Can it add items to places other than the inbox? Can it add tasks without files? Can it add a task with a specific context and folder and project? This would be pretty great to expand to control Omnifocus completely. Maybe it could even add folders, projects, and contexts...


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#3 xwoker

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

No, it can't. There is already an extension for OF in Alfred 1 (http://support.alfre...ns:productivity). I assume that it will migrated to Alfred 2.

 

You can easily define your own WF for 2 using the script in http://forums.omnigr...ad.php?t=21781. Creating a task with an embedded file was something I hadn't found else where so I created FW to get a feel for Alfred 2. It was a bit trickier than I thought.

 

(If Alfred 2 is released and nobody creates new WF for OF, I might create & share them. But OF2 is also in the making so let's see that they provide in terms of Applescript support, etc).



#4 Shawn Rice

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

From a blog post on OF2 that comes from the Omnigroup:

 

The Pro edition of OmniFocus will offer the option of building custom workflows like OmniFocus 1 does today, with its support for Perspectives and AppleScript.

 

So, they indicate that the regular version will leave out support for those things. Annoying.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:40 AM

I've only just signed up as a Mega Supporter and played around with Alfred 2 Workflows for the first time this evening. My first attempt was a simple OmniFocus workflow, just to get a task into the Inbox, as I can never remember the hot key combination that I defined for the OmniFocus quick entry box. (I posted it online here but it's very basic and nothing most Alfred users couldn't figure out for themselves). 

 

Getting Alfred 2 and the forthcoming OmniFocus 2 working together seems like a really promising opportunity. Looking forward to seeing what additional AppleScript support is in OF2.  



#6 Buja

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

As I understand, this workflow creates a link to the file instead of a physical copy inside of OmniFocus, right?



#7 randystokes

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

Hi. I downloaded this Workflow and installed it in Alfred 2, but I don't see how to activate it. What's the trigger "word" for causing the workflow to execute?





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