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Here is a link to a rough draft of an Applescript which I have used to import my iGTD projects tasks and contexts into OmniFocus for testing purposes.

Only intended for testing and reference, and others are welcome to modify and improve it.

Note that it leaves all trees collapsed by default, so you may want to use View/Expand all in the left and right panels of OmniFocus after any import.

Last edited by RobTrew; 2007-06-25 at 08:25 AM.. Reason: Link to new version
I tried twice but couldn't get past an error:
Can't get item 4 of {"Chair", "Fatham - Talk to IT", "Others on campus use it:? Bob Jones?"}.

which occurs here:

-- Set context (if specified)
set strValue to (item 4 of oFields)

As a result, some of my projects/tasks import, many others don't.
Thanks for testing it !

It would be interesting to know why there are 3 fields rather than the expected 9 at that point.

I have sent you a private message.
I have fixed a bug which stopped the script on items will multi-line notes.

Last edited by RobTrew; 2007-06-25 at 08:26 AM..
Originally Posted by RobTrew
I have fixed a bug which stopped the script on items will multi-line notes.

Here is version 0.02
Thanks, Rob - that fixed the error I mentioned above. Everything seems to have come across into OF.
I tried the first version and it failed in the middle but this version imported all of my items great.

Thank you for writing this.
Suggestions for improvement are welcome.

It does not yet import specifications for repeats. I'll do that soon.

Any further versions will be on:
Version 0.04

Which you can download from

Now includes the importation of iGTD repeat intervals, and fixes a bug which could cause the script to stop in some circumstances with nested projects.

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