The Omni Group Forums

The Omni Group Forums (
-   OmniFocus for iPhone (
-   -   Locations... Brilliant (

SpiralOcean 2009-02-07 01:34 PM

Locations... Brilliant
I tried out the locations feature today. I've been holding back because I have a 1st gen iPhone and the faux GPS doesn't always work so well. (One hint for those who have a 1st gen, turning on WiFi, even if you aren't connecting to a network will give better results.)

Anyway, I had some errands to run today, so I create a location for the different stores. WOW (world of wow (world of wow))

That feature is worth the price of the iPhone app itself! (okay, maybe half the price).

As I moved around town, the closest location was updated instantly. I could click on the distance button and directions from my current location to my destination was shown. Nice work on that feature. Thank you Omni for the work put into locations.

The only suggestion I had while using was to allow the nearby button to be filtered by context.

-Home depot
-Automobile Repair

When driving around town, I was in the Auto context. However, when I hit the nearby, my work context was being calculated in with my auto context.

Anyway, brilliant app. Thank you.

Greg Jones 2009-02-07 02:11 PM

[quote]The only suggestion I had while using was to allow the nearby button to be filtered by context.[/quote]

If you edit the context and set the Location to 'None Set', those contexts will not appear when in 'Nearby' mode. At first I set up locations for most of my contexts, including 'Home' and 'Office'. In practice, that didn't make much sense when running errands to be reminded that 'Home' was x miles with all the related tasks. Now only my errand contexts have a location set.

SpiralOcean 2009-02-07 02:45 PM

Agreed... an excellent suggestion. I was planning on taking that work context out of location. However, If I have a work errand and a home errand... I would only want to see home errands.

I have all my contexts nested under

This allows me to focus on only one or the other. Using the nearby feature, will show me all locations in work and home.

kidtreo 2009-02-08 11:36 AM

Uh...where exactly is the Nearby Context?
I know this sounds odd but I can't find the Nearby Context on either my iphone or desktop OF.

Kindly save me from RTFMing and let me know how one can access this feature.

SpiralOcean 2009-02-08 12:05 PM

It's only on the iPhone.

To find the nearby click on the circle with the crosshairs found at the bottom of the screen.

To edit the location of a context, you'll need to go to the home screen, then to contexts, then edit, then tap on context.

kidtreo 2009-02-09 11:15 AM

Thank you!

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.