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Hi Omnifans,

I recently sent the below queries to OmniSupport. As I didn't get their reply in the mentioned 24 hours (guess the ninjas are busy fighting crime or worse...software bugs!), thought I'd ask you guys for help. My timelimit on the trial is running out and I've not really got the chance to work on the omnifocus app as I haven't been able to transfer my outlook tasks. Truly hope you guys can help me out. Here's the email that I sent:

I am currently in the process of making the switch from my Blackberry to an iPhone. Since I've been on a Mac for several years now, Omnifocus seems like quite the best option out there for an application to manage tasks. I do have few nagging doubt and would be grateful if you could help me out. Guiding me through these would help me a long way to complete my transition:

- All my tasks currently reside in MS Outlook. I read in the Forums that the OmniTeam were working on a script to have these transferred into OmniFocus. Is the script ready? Could you guide me through as to how I can get all my Outlook items into OmniFocus?

- I read in your FAQ's that timebased reminders aren't there for OmniFocus for the iPhone. Does that mean if I put a reminder in my Desktop version of something that I need to do by 4 Pm, I will not be reminded of this by my iPhone? If so, is there any work around?

- Currently I am trying to process my emails to zero. I have installed the Mail Clip-O-Tron 3000, Restarted the Mail app (several times actually). The clippings shortcut I have selected is Option+Space. Yet, when I hit the shortcut keys, all that happens is the next mail below gets highlighted. No capture of the task takes place.

Thanks for designing this great app. Looking forward to hear from you soon!

Arif Vakil
Bangalore, India
 
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- All my tasks currently reside in MS Outlook. I read in the Forums that the OmniTeam were working on a script to have these transferred into OmniFocus. Is the script ready? Could you guide me through as to how I can get all my Outlook items into OmniFocus?
Sorry, I don't know anything about Outlook. Hopefully someone who does will chime in.
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- I read in your FAQ's that timebased reminders aren't there for OmniFocus for the iPhone. Does that mean if I put a reminder in my Desktop version of something that I need to do by 4 Pm, I will not be reminded of this by my iPhone? If so, is there any work around?
The FAQ might need some updating. There is a means for getting time based alerts of due items if you sync with a WebDAV server (such as MobileMe). OmniFocus on the iPhone will populate a calendar with notifications of events due in the next few days, the iPhone calendar app subscribes to that calendar and puts up notifications at the appropriate time.
You can read more about it here: http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=13131
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- Currently I am trying to process my emails to zero. I have installed the Mail Clip-O-Tron 3000, Restarted the Mail app (several times actually). The clippings shortcut I have selected is Option+Space. Yet, when I hit the shortcut keys, all that happens is the next mail below gets highlighted. No capture of the task takes place.
In my copy of Mail, option-space takes me to the next message with the same subject line, so perhaps your shortcut is being overridden. Try a different shortcut (I use cmd-<) and see if the problem goes away.
 
Hey whpalmer!

Thanks for the quick reply. Much appreciate it!

Arif
 
 


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