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Has anyone set up capture that allows one to call a phone number, dictate text, and have that text show up as an Action in the Inbox? I would find this useful -- in essence, I'm trying to set up a hands-free capture from a car.

(Added: I have an iPhone, and the iPhone OFO app, but the BlueTooth interaction with the phone is limited to making calls.)

Thanks. 😊 .
I was driving my wife's car the other day (which also only supports BlueTooth for talk - not playing music). She tried to use Siri to add a reminder and Siri responded through the car audio system. OmniFocus can be set up to grab the Reminders from Siri (see this:

Perhaps yours does too although I have no idea how well Siri would understand it coming through the car audio system.

If you try it, let us know how it works.

Last edited by dave256; 2012-12-11 at 05:51 PM.. Reason: fix typo
Siri works through my cars hands free as well.
There used to be a service called Jott that would let you call it and it would send you an email with a transcription of what you said. A service like that could be combined with OmniFocus Mail Drop. But if you can get Siri to record reminders over your bluetooth, that's probably simpler.
There's a thread somewhere here with numerous methods of accomplishing this task that I and others have tried. If you must have a phone number to call, Google Voice and voicemail may be your best bet
  • set it up to recognize the number you'll be calling from
  • send that number directly to voicemail
  • configure it to email you the transcript of voicemails
  • set up a Gmail filter to forward that to OF either by the new beta service or using some kind of email-to-text and AppleScript

If you don't need to be able to call a number and are on an iPhone, I highly recommend DropVox and AppleScript won't give you the transcript of the dictation, but you'll get the message. Here's a post I wrote on it a while ago:

I've since updated that workflow to use a shell script to upload the transcript to CloudApp and insert the URL into an action, keep sync times quicker than having to sync the actual audio files.

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