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I wanted items to stay in my inbox unless I assigned a project and a context. But I then found out on the desktop version, that if it was in the inbox it did not appear in the context view. I tested this a few ways.

Eg, I assigned a number of items to context 'phone'. These items stayed in the inbox. But I could not see them in the context view under 'phone.' The only items in the context view under 'phone' had both context and projects assigned to them.

How can I change this? I want to keep the 'both a project and context' behavior but I need to have it show up in context even if an action is in the inbox.

Suggestions? Help?



PS The iphone app fyi gets it right but perhaps that is a syncing error....
The iPhone app has different behavior because it has been updated more recently. The Mac app will eventually behave like the iPhone app in this regard (optionally, I think). Until then, you can't change the behavior.

An interim solution would be to create a single action list specifically for "project-less" items. Use that list as the project for your items with a context and no real project. You'll have to treat that like a second inbox, but I don't see another work-around until Omni changes the app.

Thanks Curt! I appreciate the response. I don't love the answer, but at least I understand! For now I'll just use the 'miscellaneous' box as the 2nd inbox. But yea, that's the problem I am having - trying to just rely on one inbox.

Much appreciated!


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