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boogerus 2013-03-09 07:52 AM

Creating new entry w/ attachment using LaunchBar?
 
Hi,

I use LaunchBar to send files to Mail and had the bright idea that maybe I could create a new task (with the file attached) using LaunchBar.

I invoke LaunchBar, bring up the file, type OF, and see OmniFocus. I hit enter but nothing happens. I use arrows, no options are given. If the file name is in the LBar window, I can click on the file, choose services, then send to OF inbox.

But that is long and not very efficient.

Any chance that we will be able to send a file from LBar to OF inbox with use a keystroke or two?

Thanks for your help. Thanks for a great product!

Douglas LIVIE

rolian 2013-03-09 01:22 PM

Given that you have the OF entry in Services, then you can highlight in Finder the file you wish to send to OF, hit your LaunchBar InstantSend keystroke, and when the file shows up in Launchbar, hit tab and then Omnfsinb or whatever letters you need to call the Omnifocus-Send to Inbox service, and boom, you will have the quick entry panel open with your desired file in the notes section of the task. You can assign your own abbreviation to the Omnifocus-Send to Inbox service. If you make it short, once you have your file in Launchbar (either directly or by using InstantSend), it is a tab and a couple of keystrokes if you use a 2-letter abbreviation for the service. Don't think you can get much shorter than 3 keystrokes, if I understand what you are trying to do.

Note that you may need to be sure LB is indexing the Services folder to make this work. I don't recall if I had to force that, or if LB does it automatically.

whpalmer4 2013-03-09 01:32 PM

Can you use LaunchBar to select and reveal the file in the Finder? If so, do that, then type your keyboard clipping shortcut.

rolian 2013-03-09 02:02 PM

In fact, once you have the file in LaunchBar, the clipping shortcut will bring it into the task note without having to go to Finder at all. I think this works exactly the same as calling the Send to OF Inbox service - and is even easier if your clipping shortcut is already in muscle memory.


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