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skeenut 2011-05-15 05:02 AM

OmniOutliner to OmniFocus inbox?
 
Not a power user here....

Is there a way to send a line of information from OOiP (or OOiM) to OF inbox? I understand there's no elegant simple way to sync OO yet and that's not what I'm asking about. I use OO to brainstorm and organize ideas and projects and eventually end up with actionable items that I want to appear in OF.

How do I do that?

HappyCatMachine 2011-05-15 05:06 AM

Not only is that a no, but you cannot even copy and paste text out of OO. Send a request to the support ninjas please.

mobelby 2011-05-15 07:03 PM

I've emailed the Ninjas about this issue and also told them you can send tasks from other Notebook type apps, eg Notebooks by Alfons Schmid allows you to send a note to OmniFocus to create as a task.

I really hope there will be better integration between the Omni apps.

Can you really not even copy and paste to the clipboard out of OO ??

CriticalTodd 2011-05-16 07:28 AM

[QUOTE=mobelby;97459]I really hope there will be better integration between the Omni apps.[/QUOTE]

+1. In general I wish more apps integrated well with each other but surely Omni would want to make it easy to use all their apps in conjunction with each other, right?

JohnJ80 2011-05-16 12:14 PM

This works.
 
[QUOTE=mobelby;97459]I've emailed the Ninjas about this issue and also told them you can send tasks from other Notebook type apps, eg Notebooks by Alfons Schmid allows you to send a note to OmniFocus to create as a task.

I really hope there will be better integration between the Omni apps.

Can you really not even copy and paste to the clipboard out of OO ??[/QUOTE]

I have Notebook. The ability to copy data to OF is crippled as well. What happens is that it puts the file information in the action field and the text in the note field - not very helpful and my gripe about the Clip-o-tron in general.

Here is an applescript that I wrote that takes each item highlighted in OmniOutliner and then puts it into a new action in the quick entry window. You then add the contexts and projects and you are good or you can just hit save and it keeps it in your Inbox for later processing.

Put this in your scripts folder for OmniOutliner Pro and it will show up in the scripts menu when you are running OO. If you have FastScripts installed, you can even assign a hot key to it.

Works well and better than the Clip-o-tron anyhow because you can, for instance, highlight all the action items you care about at one time and they are copied to the Quick Entry box.

This is what the Clip-o-tron ought to be, IMO. I've already put in a feature requests to the Ninjas to change the thing so that the text you highlight is in the action and file information is in the note.

J.

[CODE]
tell front document of application "OmniOutliner Professional"
-- set theDoc to front document
--set columnCount to count of columns of theDoc

set theList to the selected rows
set theCount to (count of selected rows)
if theCount < 1 then
display dialog "You need to select at least one row to use this script." buttons "Cancel" default button "Cancel"
end if

-- go through each selected row in OmniOutliner and then create a corresponding
-- action in the quick entry box of OF

set actionText to ""
repeat with i from 1 to theCount


set actionText to (get topic of item i of selected rows)

-- create a new action in Omnifocus QuickEntry window

tell application "OmniFocus"
-- create new action
tell quick entry
open
set NewTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:actionText}
end tell
end tell
end repeat
end tell

[/CODE]

whpalmer4 2011-05-16 12:24 PM

The Clip-o-tron *only* does email. You're talking about the clipping feature, and neither clipping nor Clip-o-tron are relevant for someone trying to go from OmniOutliner for iPad to OmniFocus for iPad...

HappyCatMachine 2011-05-16 12:41 PM

[QUOTE=whpalmer4;97512]The Clip-o-tron *only* does email. You're talking about the clipping feature, and neither clipping nor Clip-o-tron are relevant for someone trying to go from OmniOutliner for iPad to OmniFocus for iPad...[/QUOTE]

Indeed. Omni apps should work together as seamlessly as possible on the iPad. I'll go ahead and assume that this is their intent for the future. I'm not even going to email a request to the support ninjas because better integration should be part of the inherent roadmap for omni products on the iPad.

JohnJ80 2011-05-16 01:05 PM

[QUOTE=whpalmer4;97512]The Clip-o-tron *only* does email. You're talking about the clipping feature, and neither clipping nor Clip-o-tron are relevant for someone trying to go from OmniOutliner for iPad to OmniFocus for iPad...[/QUOTE]

no, it will do other things (try it). it's just that it puts the filename in the action and the selected text in the note field - backwards from how I would think most people would want to use it.

Either way, the applescript above works quite well to get items from OO into corresponding actions in OF.

j.

Greg Jones 2011-05-16 01:28 PM

The clip-o-tron is only for email. The clipping function does the rest, as was explained in [url=http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=13505]this[/url] thread.

Joosey 2011-07-16 01:26 PM

[QUOTE=JohnJ80;97510]I have Notebook. The ability to copy data to OF is crippled as well. What happens is that it puts the file information in the action field and the text in the note field - not very helpful and my gripe about the Clip-o-tron in general.

Here is an applescript that I wrote that takes each item highlighted in OmniOutliner and then puts it into a new action in the quick entry window. You then add the contexts and projects and you are good or you can just hit save and it keeps it in your Inbox for later processing.

Put this in your scripts folder for OmniOutliner Pro and it will show up in the scripts menu when you are running OO. If you have FastScripts installed, you can even assign a hot key to it.

Works well and better than the Clip-o-tron anyhow because you can, for instance, highlight all the action items you care about at one time and they are copied to the Quick Entry box.

This is what the Clip-o-tron ought to be, IMO. I've already put in a feature requests to the Ninjas to change the thing so that the text you highlight is in the action and file information is in the note.

J.

[CODE]
tell front document of application "OmniOutliner Professional"
-- set theDoc to front document
--set columnCount to count of columns of theDoc

set theList to the selected rows
set theCount to (count of selected rows)
if theCount < 1 then
display dialog "You need to select at least one row to use this script." buttons "Cancel" default button "Cancel"
end if

-- go through each selected row in OmniOutliner and then create a corresponding
-- action in the quick entry box of OF

set actionText to ""
repeat with i from 1 to theCount


set actionText to (get topic of item i of selected rows)

-- create a new action in Omnifocus QuickEntry window

tell application "OmniFocus"
-- create new action
tell quick entry
open
set NewTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:actionText}
end tell
end tell
end repeat
end tell

[/CODE][/QUOTE]
I love omni products, though I am not a huge nerd when it comes to this more complicated stuff. How/Where do I input the script information to transfer the info from OOutline to OFocus?

Please break it down step by step.

Most appreciative!

Thank you!


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