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Hi everyone - I'm new to OmniFocus and have been playing around with the capabilities of Folders, Projects and Action Groups. I've drawn a UML class diagram to represent my understanding of what relationships are possible.

Can someone confirm that I have this right please?

Refer to the attached drawing which basically says:
A folder can contain other folders
A folder can contain projects
A project can contain Action Groups.
A project can contain Actions
An Action Group can contain other Action Groups.
An Action Group can contain Actions.

So for example, a Folder cannot directly contain Actions.

edit: Action Groups can contain other Action Groups
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Last edited by ZyronEnder; 2010-08-15 at 06:13 PM..
 
Action groups can also contain action groups.
 
And don't forget single-action lists. They're similar to projects but vary in some important ways.

-Dennis
 
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And don't forget single-action lists. They're similar to projects but vary in some important ways. -Dennis
Yeah, thanks I had this as a subclass of "Project". In my diagram, I called it both "Single Action" and - my own term - "Independent Actions" because each action contained in it is independent of the others.
 
BTW, I think that the OmniFocus manual would benefit from a diagram similar to this because having read the manual some of the relationships shown in this diagram weren't clear from reading the text. For example, I didn't realize Actions couldn't go directly in a Folder until I tried to do it. etc, etc.

Anyone else agree?
 
Yes, I agree. That would be very helpful for new users. Although, UML might not be the best format for ordinary people. :-)

-Dennis
 
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Although, UML might not be the best format for ordinary people. :-)
Honestly, are the people that use OmniFocus really ordinary? ;)
 
 


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