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Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-03-27, 05:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 74,732
Posted By Jay Levitt
So where do you take notes now? Did you find...

So where do you take notes now? Did you find something that's more Mac- and iPhone-like that syncs?
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-03, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By Jay Levitt
No, sorry - they do. I was responding to Ian's...

No, sorry - they do. I was responding to Ian's suggestion to convert the action into a project.

I like the "daily review of something" idea very much; it's a very "I'll just get out the folder"...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-03, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By Jay Levitt
Belated thanks - both of these tips work well for...

Belated thanks - both of these tips work well for me. In reality, what I'd really want is nested projects; they're independent enough to work on in parallel, but I also want to include them when I'm...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-03, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,830
Posted By Jay Levitt
Not a bad idea. I started that way, but...

Not a bad idea. I started that way, but something about it didn't work for me in 1.6. And now I use flags to distinguish "I have no choice but to do this at some point; the only question is when"...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-12-30, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,830
Posted By Jay Levitt
I've created a context called "!Today". At the...

I've created a context called "!Today". At the start of each day, when I plan out which tasks I'm going to do for the day, I drag them from their real context to !Today. It's a poor cousin to proper...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-12-10, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By Jay Levitt
Promote an action to an action group?

I hit this use case all the time, and I don't know how to represent it in OF.

1. [In planning mode...]
2. Create project: "Start a circus"
3. Create action: "Buy elephant", context: @farm
4....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-09-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By Jay Levitt
TextMate and Thunderbird are two that come to...

TextMate and Thunderbird are two that come to mind.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-09-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,052
Posted By Jay Levitt
I think a lot of apps do this: - The search...

I think a lot of apps do this:

- The search bar (and Command-Option-F) means "search the current sidebar"
- Command-F pops up a dialog to "search in the current action/message/etc"
-...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-30, 04:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,155
Posted By Jay Levitt
This illustrates the limitations of simply...

This illustrates the limitations of simply looking around for precedents[/quote]

@Rob: I think that nails it - and it could explain the mystery, too.

@Xmas: I'm sure there are precedents for...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-29, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,155
Posted By Jay Levitt
Because good software developers don't interpret...

Because good software developers don't interpret "something is wrong with your software" to mean "something is wrong with you". At my last job, 25 people were paid to do nothing but find bugs in my...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-29, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,155
Posted By Jay Levitt
I agree; the old view bar conflated data type and...

I agree; the old view bar conflated data type and data value. It could cause confusion.

The new one avoids that, with the unfortunate side effect that being smacked in the face with...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-29, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,155
Posted By Jay Levitt
Well, after 24 hours, I've stopped noticing the...

Well, after 24 hours, I've stopped noticing the bizarre contrast - because I keep getting distracted by the icon that looks like, yet is not, a checkbox.

Status filter? Yes, please! Oh. I see. ...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-28, 11:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,155
Posted By Jay Levitt
WOW. Yes. I just upgraded, and... wow. And I'm...

WOW. Yes. I just upgraded, and... wow. And I'm a recent *Windows* user, so my standards are low.

That filter bar says "HEY! LOOK AT ME! AROOOOGA!"

I've just downloaded the 1.6 theme, and it...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 74,732
Posted By Jay Levitt
I started looking into this at one point... IIRC,...

I started looking into this at one point... IIRC, Evernote doesn't assign GUIDs to its notes until it syncs with the server (so they can be sure there aren't any duplicates). Which means you can't...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-07-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,950
Posted By Jay Levitt
Jim, that's great news! FWIW, I'm using...

Jim, that's great news!

FWIW, I'm using QuicKeys 4 with about 15 other apps that should step all over it, and this is the only conflict I've seen. You'll never get me to downgrade.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-07-19, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,950
Posted By Jay Levitt
Quick Entry conflicts w/QuicKeys?

I just started using QuicKeys (4.0.2). Whenever OmniFocus is running, QuicKeys hangs for up to a minute when trying to start or stop a recording. I can duplicate this on multiple machines.

I...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-07-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,354
Posted By Jay Levitt
Clippings w/Webkit, Fluid?

I started using the Webkit nightlies instead of Safari to squash some Safari bugs. But the Clippings shortcut isn't as smart about Webkit as it is about Safari;it includes the title of the page, but...
Forum: OmniFocus Extras 2009-07-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 28,348
Posted By Jay Levitt
N.B. for latecomers like me: The Omnifocus URL...

N.B. for latecomers like me: The Omnifocus URL scheme has apparently changed from "x-omnifocus:" to simply "omnifocus:". You'll need to edit that in the bookmarklet to get it working - but it works...
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2009-03-24, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,144
Posted By Jay Levitt
Suggestion for improvement: Give me an "Add...

Suggestion for improvement:

Give me an "Add this to a new project" button on Inbox items. It doesn't need any dragging at all; you know the item that needs moving (the current inbox item) and the...
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2009-03-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,144
Posted By Jay Levitt
Ext - I think it's probably because I have...

Ext -

I think it's probably because I have a huge inbox (>100 items), which in turn is because I never process it, which is what I'm finally trying to do :)

If I go back to the home screen and...
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2009-03-23, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,144
Posted By Jay Levitt
GTD Processing on iPhone?

I do most of my work at home, but I'd love to be able to take advantage of my ten-minutes-on-the-subway time to process my inbox.

I can't figure out a good way to do that on the iPhone, though. ...
Forum: OmniGraffle Extras 2009-01-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,032
Posted By Jay Levitt
Org chart: editing in outline sidebar?

I'm fairly new to OG; I have 5.1.1 Pro. I want to create an org chart, using the org chart (plain) stencils.

If I drag one of the "Title/Name" stencils onto the canvas, I can replace the sample...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,927
Posted By Jay Levitt
Thanks all.. I haven't been dragging any files...

Thanks all.. I haven't been dragging any files into notes; I'm just using that field for "expanded text". I do have a few SIMBL-type things running, so if I see this continuing, I'll dig in that...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,927
Posted By Jay Levitt
Disappearing notes?

I'm 99% sure this is not happening, but I want to put a stake in the ground:

Has anyone entered items (with notes) via Quick Entry, and discovered that they've disappeared later? Either the notes...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-09-30, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By Jay Levitt
Actually, the real time-saver would be to just do...

Actually, the real time-saver would be to just do all 400. Then I wouldn't even have to write them down!
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