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Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-06-03, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,313
Posted By brianogilvie
OmniFocus icon changes color in Finder and Dock

Hi--I'm coming back to the forum after a long absence due to work taking over. I'm glad to see development is continuing on OF 1.8 for the Mac. However, I am writing now with a trivial but intriguing...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-10-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,763
Posted By brianogilvie
It should be possible to do this (I don't...

It should be possible to do this (I don't remember the German equivalents of these commands, though). Quit OmniFocus and then:

1. In the Finder, select the OmniFocus application.

2. Choose Get...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-10-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,535
Posted By brianogilvie
Could you give us an example? I sometimes have...

Could you give us an example? I sometimes have projects where I can't move forward until I've had a meeting, but I just put the meeting in my calendar and then do one of the following:

1) Set the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-10-03, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,145
Posted By brianogilvie
It depends on how flexible your schedule is. If I...

It depends on how flexible your schedule is. If I have to be somewhere (i.e. in the office, on days I teach or have morning meetings), I'll go there and then select all available contexts. If I have...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-10-03, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,753
Posted By brianogilvie
Thanks Ken and Omni Group - that's very generous...

Thanks Ken and Omni Group - that's very generous of you!

(Of course, raising a generation of HS students who'll want OmniFocus when they go to college or start their working life isn't bad for the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-09-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,365
Posted By brianogilvie
The interval for "Due Soon" can be changed in...

The interval for "Due Soon" can be changed in preferences.

Daily repeats have been requested for over 2 years. Posting on this forum won't add a vote, but sending feedback to Omni via the Help...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-09-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,305
Posted By brianogilvie
You could set up a perspective or two that...

You could set up a perspective or two that contain the essential information you want at work and write an AppleScript that would export those perspectives as simple HTML, then upload those to a web...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-09-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,751
Posted By brianogilvie
Yes, that's how I do it. Use the note for as much...

Yes, that's how I do it. Use the note for as much additional material as you want. However, if a note is not an action, but reference or support material, I tend to keep it in another program and...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-09-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,946
Posted By brianogilvie
Can I send you some of my work? But...

Can I send you some of my work?

But seriously, I think you've raised the crucial point here:



If you can leave stuff in the back of your head and trust that you won't forget it at the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-09-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,946
Posted By brianogilvie
That's a huge question. I think that if you...

That's a huge question. I think that if you haven't read much about David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) task management approach, it would be helpful for you to do so.

I have OmniFocus set up...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-09-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,229
Posted By brianogilvie
I've been implementing GTD for about three years...

I've been implementing GTD for about three years now, and using OmniFocus since its early alpha testing days, and I still haven't quite mastered a review routine that's as regular as it should be....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-09-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,105
Posted By brianogilvie
Opening a CSV file works fine for me in Excel...

Opening a CSV file works fine for me in Excel 2008 v. 12.1.3. I exported the file from OmniFocus 1.7.3 and dragged it onto the Excel icon in my Dock.

It's true that if you use File > Open..., the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-09-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,002
Posted By brianogilvie
Ha! Thanks for sharing that. Now I think I'll go...

Ha! Thanks for sharing that. Now I think I'll go out for a bike ride...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,750
Posted By brianogilvie
With OmniFocus running, you can select a file in...

With OmniFocus running, you can select a file in the Finder, hit your clipping shortcut key (mine is command-F2), and get a new Quick Entry line with the filename as action and a link to the file in...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-11-03, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,175
Posted By brianogilvie
That's a good workflow. But if the items really...

That's a good workflow. But if the items really are all steps toward the same goal, you can put them in a parallel project and use the filter for Available actions, not Next actions. OF will still...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-11-02, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By brianogilvie
The badge on the OmniFocus icon signifies the...

The badge on the OmniFocus icon signifies the number of overdue, due soon, or inbox items in OmniFocus:

If the number is red, it's a count of overdue items (actions and projects).
If it's yellow,...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-10-26, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,711
Posted By brianogilvie
Sorry, I thought you were talking about viewing...

Sorry, I thought you were talking about viewing them on your Mac (I should have gone back to the beginning of the thread for context). As you note, Evernote can't do that yet on the iPhone.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-10-25, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,711
Posted By brianogilvie
If you download the desktop version of Evernote...

If you download the desktop version of Evernote (which requires having an online account), you can save and edit notes locally; your edits will be synced when you are next online (or however you set...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-10-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,576
Posted By brianogilvie
Malisa--yes, you are right. If you flag a project...

Malisa--yes, you are right. If you flag a project or an action group, its children inherit the flag, but the inherited flag is displayed in a faded, translucent style so that you can tell that the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-10-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,192
Posted By brianogilvie
First, in OmniFocus's terminology, an action...

First, in OmniFocus's terminology, an action cannot have a child. Once you assign a child to an action, the action ceases to be an action and becomes an action group. Like folders and projects, an...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-10-01, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,381
Posted By brianogilvie
As Lucas said, "now" works in date fields (start,...

As Lucas said, "now" works in date fields (start, due, completed, next review). In other fields you can use the "Insert time stamp" commands (Edit > Insert Time Stamp), which gives you five options....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-10-01, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,400
Posted By brianogilvie
The toolbar preferences are saved in...

The toolbar preferences are saved in ~/Library/Preferences/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus.plist; the perspectives are saved in the folder ~/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus/Perspectives -- if you copy...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-09-26, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,315
Posted By brianogilvie
I don't think your question is specific to...

I don't think your question is specific to artists. I'm a historian and college professor, and the issue of how granular to be comes up time and again. For instance, one of my actions recently was...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-09-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,781
Posted By brianogilvie
Ken has said several times that Omni plans to add...

Ken has said several times that Omni plans to add user-created columns to future versions of OmniFocus, but they are not available in 1.0.3 or 1.1.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-09-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,684
Posted By brianogilvie
Once you have defined a project and context (or...

Once you have defined a project and context (or just one, depending on your settings in Data Preferences), you must issue the Edit > Clean Up command to move items from the Inbox to where they...
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