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(Partial) OpenMeta support in OmniFocus – great or stinkin’? Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
I thought I posted this the other day, but it doesn't seem to have shown up. I assume I haven't violated any forum rules in some way — at least, no one notified me that I have.

Anyway, I was working on some of the same issues not long ago, and since I have a license for HoudahSpot, I decided to adapt Jim Harrison's Project Notes AppleScript to create a HoudahSpot saved search file for the selected project. The script checks to see if a Finder folder hierarchy corresponding to the OmniFocus folder hierarchy containing the project exists and creates one if it doesn't. If the hierarchy already existed, it looks for a saved search file in the proper location; if it's not found, the script creates one and adds its URL to the project's Notes field. The saved search finds files with an OpenMeta tag equal to the name of the project. Of course you'll still need a way to apply the tag to the project files, but you can do that in HoudahSpot too.
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I don't get how this would work - would it simply be a clone of Things' tags? In that case I think it'd be superfluous. I like OF because it specialises in a particular group of methods. I don't want it to become a generalist.

Using OF for File Management, however, is very exciting. I already use it extensively for managing text files (migrated from Notational Velocity).

A quick hack - I use OpenMeta tags in Ironic's Leap software. I then save Spotlight searches, i.e., "tag:sometag AND tag:someothertag" which I can then drag into OF tasks / projects.
 
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I thought I posted this the other day, but it doesn't seem to have shown up. I assume I haven't violated any forum rules in some way — at least, no one notified me that I have.
Just to reassure you, it doesn't look like any of the admins took any action here - if a post is blocked or deleted, we can see that in the admin interface. No indication of that in this thread.
 
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Just to reassure you, it doesn't look like any of the admins took any action here - if a post is blocked or deleted, we can see that in the admin interface. No indication of that in this thread.
Thanks — turns out I posted it in the "AppleScripting Omni Apps" forum, not any of the OF forums.
 
 


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