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steven 2011-11-19 01:07 PM

[QUOTE=Stargazer;104173]Edit: This is really strange, in a funny kind of way. I kept saying "Omnifocus" and Siri kept transcribing it as "Omni focus" and saying there was no such list. The space between words was throwing it off.

By complete accident, I discovered that Siri thinks the word is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable, so that it rhymes with "Spartucus". Or sounds like "certificate". It's kind of hard to explain, actually. As if you were saying "om NIF a cus".[/QUOTE]

Brilliant - I had been through this realization process myself a couple weeks ago, whilst dictating some Omnifocus-related notes to self, and Siri's pronunciation was cracking me up. It sounded like a mystery british adjective: "Quite omNIFicus of you, old chap."

Oddly, now, as I verify the Siri behavior before I post by saying "OMniFOcus" into the iPhone "Notes" app, it's spelling "Omnifocus" properly, & interpreting my "OmNIFicus" less accurately.

hardcoreUFO 2011-11-19 01:09 PM

OK, got it working by creating an OmniFocus list. If the list is just called Reminders, as it is by default, it will not work!

steven 2011-11-19 01:49 PM

[QUOTE=hardcoreUFO;104204]OK, got it working by creating an OmniFocus list. If the list is just called Reminders, as it is by default, it will not work![/QUOTE]

Working for me now, also.

My initial mistakes were:

1. named my list "Omnifocus" instead of "OmniFocus"

2. didn't understand that OmniFocus gets reminder info from iCloud _at app startup_

-Thanks for the Tips Thread, Lizard.

Also: Blast-fax kudos all around to Omni on this implementation. For all the cleverness of the email-based input methods, there was always just a bit too much operational overhead (for me, opinion only). Reminded me of the Kinkless days.

-Way to bring it, Omni-squad, this method is most omNIFicus.


glasside 2011-11-19 03:23 PM

This is so great and works so well..

Brings omnifocus to a whole new level for me!


ken.w 2011-11-19 05:56 PM

[QUOTE=hardcoreUFO;104204]OK, got it working by creating an OmniFocus list. If the list is just called Reminders, as it is by default, it will not work![/QUOTE]

I think it will work if you delete the OmniFocus list now. I tried to define a default Reminders list on the iPhone, but there was no option. Once I manually created a new Reminders list, I had the option to set a default list. Now it all works. Weird.

crsawood 2011-11-20 02:05 AM

I was having quite a time with mine, but I think that I found a solution. I had reminders set to sync with exchange. I shut this off, and in the process also recreated my reminders list, and it works.

I had attempted to recreate a reminder list before, with no success. I think that the exchange server did it.

Should be a nice feature! Thanks!

David P 2011-11-21 02:30 AM

Tip - using Reminders in iCal on Mac
I really like the new integration with Siri / iCloud.

I use OF apps on iPhone and iPad but not on the Mac as yet. I have found it useful to to enter items using Reminders in iCal on my Mac. It's less distracting for me as I don't have to switch devices and it's not always convenient to use my voice (such as in an open office).

geggyta516 2011-11-21 09:46 AM

ANother possible Issues and resolution!
I just discovered that I had my settings>iCloud>account name set as [email][/email] and my omnifocus>settings>iCloud_reminders>apple id as [email][/email]. When I made them the same it started working. It's the same account but apparently they need to be the exact same. Worked immediately!

pdhamilton 2011-11-25 08:05 AM

Setting phonetic spelling for Omnifocus helps Siri
[QUOTE=jdh;104185]You can also work around this by creating an address book entry for "OmniFocus" in your contacts, being sure that OmniFocus is in the first or last name field (not the "Company" field). Siri will try to adjust spellings to what it finds in your address book, so by putting "OmniFocus" in there, Siri ends up getting it right most of the time.[/QUOTE]

And you can also set a phonetic spelling in the address book to further ensure Siri gets it right. I set my phonetic spelling to "omneefocus" and it gets it right every time.

See this link for instructions on setting phonetic spellings: [url][/url]

gameboy213 2011-11-26 10:37 AM

Love it. Works great for me.

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