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Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-03-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,400
Posted By dschaffner
During my weekly planning, if I see that a...

During my weekly planning, if I see that a particular project needs some attention, and this will take an hour or more, then I block that dedicated time in my calendar.
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-12-04, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By dschaffner
The short answer is you need as many contexts as...

The short answer is you need as many contexts as you need, but no more. I'd encourage you to try different things and see what works for you.

As far as your meetings/phone/calendar goes, again, do...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-11-27, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,486
Posted By dschaffner
You could just mail the event to yourself and...

You could just mail the event to yourself and then use OF mail processing rules to get the item into your system.
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2010-11-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,909
Posted By dschaffner
I'm using the omnigroup syncing beta here:...

I'm using the omnigroup syncing beta here: https://sync.omnigroup.com and I've noticed the same thing today. Seems like they might be having server issues.

- Don
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,237
Posted By dschaffner
Reference material gets kept in paper folders and...

Reference material gets kept in paper folders and in nested directories on my hard disk by project. Big projects get split into sub-directories as needed.

Actionable items get placed into OF as...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-10-27, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,327
Posted By dschaffner
Wow. Making my 519 projects and 2455 actions...

Wow. Making my 519 projects and 2455 actions look wimpy by comparison. Adding a next action to look at your past posts for tips on managing Omnifocus with lots of actions and projects :)
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-07-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,776
Posted By dschaffner
I recently migrated to a new mac. I did a full...

I recently migrated to a new mac. I did a full restore from a time machine backup, and OF worked flawlessly.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-05-29, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,964
Posted By dschaffner
While we are plugging, I have to mention...

While we are plugging, I have to mention quicksilver. Sure its long in the tooth, but it works.

Control-space, o f enter

And I'm in OF!
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-04-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,484
Posted By dschaffner
I'd say a context for sure, not a project. ...

I'd say a context for sure, not a project.

The real issue is, would it be a "waiting for" or would in be an "agenda" item for that person. I have both types of context that I use depending in the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-11-26, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By dschaffner
I create a context that is "on hold" and assign...

I create a context that is "on hold" and assign the actions to that context.
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2009-11-11, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,459
Posted By dschaffner
I was having this same problem and all of a...

I was having this same problem and all of a sudden it when away.

The only possible explanation I can figure out is that I usually keep Omnifocus on my Mac open all the time. The really long...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-11-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,376
Posted By dschaffner
Waiting for and someday/maybe items need to be...

Waiting for and someday/maybe items need to be reviewed on a regular basis.

When I'm feeling anxious about this, it's a clear sign I need to do a weekly review.

- Don
Forum: OmniFocus Syncing 2009-10-26, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,960
Posted By dschaffner
My understanding of BusyCal is that it shares the...

My understanding of BusyCal is that it shares the same database as iCal, so anything that syncs with iCal will automatically show up in BusyCal too.

- Don
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2009-09-05, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,797
Posted By dschaffner
I bought it. It's worth every penny. In fact,...

I bought it. It's worth every penny. In fact, being able to run Omnifocus on the Mac was a major reason for buying a Mac in the first place.

Look at how much your employer pays you, or you pay...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-08-30, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,340
Posted By dschaffner
I use the same system that you do, except I also...

I use the same system that you do, except I also capture using a space pen and extra small moleskine notebook, as well as Jott.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-30, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,227
Posted By dschaffner
I can report that in my case not trying the...

I can report that in my case not trying the sneaky peaks, and then upgrading, my perspectives are in 1.6 (non alpha-sorted) order.

- Don
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-28, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,406
Posted By dschaffner
Have you looked for multiple rules present in...

Have you looked for multiple rules present in your rules list?

I had this problem with an earlier version, but it turned out I had another Omnifocus mail rule hiding in the list :)

- Don
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,170
Posted By dschaffner
Count of projects, actions and .zips, mac and iphone

I know how to get a count of my project and actions on the iphone (click on the "i" icon and scroll down).

Is there a way to find the same thing on the Mac version?

Also, the iphone reports 145...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,655
Posted By dschaffner
I just managed to shrink my db size from 1.1 megs...

I just managed to shrink my db size from 1.1 megs to 240 kb. Here is what I did:

sync desktop version
sync iphone version
sync desktop version (again)
rebuild database

- Don
Forum: OmniFocus Extras 2009-03-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,876
Posted By dschaffner
*facile*? Nope. Persistent. Yup. ...

*facile*? Nope.

Persistent. Yup.

Changing:

set messageStart to (offset of "Jott:" in theContent) + 7
set messageEnd to (offset of "Listen" in theContent) - 3

To:
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2009-03-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,885
Posted By dschaffner
I had a similar experience last week. I think it...

I had a similar experience last week. I think it was when I tried running the itunes app on the phone, and downloading some podcasts.

Rebooting the phone seemed to fix it. I have not tried to...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,164
Posted By dschaffner
You can certainly add Omnifocus scripts without...

You can certainly add Omnifocus scripts without knowing what you are doing - I've done it :)

I do intend to learn AppleScript some day, and here is the book I intend to use:...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-03-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,887
Posted By dschaffner
No idea on making it better, but I'm really...

No idea on making it better, but I'm really intrigued by your "to do" "by project" and "weekly review" icons.

I don't seem to have those as choices when I choose "view -> customize toolbar".
...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,565
Posted By dschaffner
Omnifocus is quite good with keyboard shortcuts,...

Omnifocus is quite good with keyboard shortcuts, but it could be better.

Reasonable and I agree :)

Help -> Send feedback
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,688
Posted By dschaffner
Ha! I'm only slightly less new to OF, and I'm...

Ha! I'm only slightly less new to OF, and I'm delighted that I actually was able to help *anyone*.

- Don
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