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RobTrew 2013-10-19 03:06 AM

iOS automation: catching up with the competition
 
Omni's strength in Applescript support for automation on the Mac is a core element of competitive advantage, and lends substance to the [I]passionate about productivity[/I] element of the Omni brand.

On iOS, however, Omni apps are falling behind the competition in automation.

[url]http://www.dueapp.com/[/url] is on the following list, but OmniFocus for iPad isn't, and should be:

[url]http://x-callback-url.com/apps/[/url]

For a sense of why:

[url]http://www.macstories.net/reviews/drafts-3-review-better-ios-automation-and-workflows/[/url]

RobTrew 2013-10-19 03:31 AM

I would like, for example, to be able to:[LIST=1][*]Send a string to OmniFocus from another iOS app (Drafts, Editorial etc) specifying addition of a task with some subset of [Note|Project|Context|Due|Start|Flagged]. (As on the Mac from Alfred, LaunchBar, QuickSilver, or anything with Applescript support), [*]return control to the calling app, and[*]get a result callback from OmniFocus (iPad|iPhone) so that the calling app knows whether the task has been successfully added.[/LIST]
(I would also like to be able to send simple queries to iOS OmniFocus from another app (Drafts etc), and get a callback returning a list of matching tasks).

RobTrew 2013-10-19 03:52 AM

The existing OF Quick Entry API is very useful for jumping to the Quick Entry form from another app like Drafts or Editorial, with task (and perhaps note) prefilled, but:
[LIST=1][*]The calling app loses focus and gets no report on success,[*]no fields beyond Name and Note can be sent.[/LIST]

JohnJ80 2013-11-04 12:21 PM

Where do I get the full documentation on the OF Quick Entry URL scheme?

J.


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