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I'm brand new to the entire OmniFocus, so I'm trying to get use to the entire environment, but I can't seem to find where to add/edit locations in OmniFocuse. I can do it on my iPhone, but that ends up getting tedious for all the locations I need to add.

I'm just wondering if I can do in 1.1 currently, or if it on a feature request list of some kind?
 
By location, I presume you mean context? On your Mac, you can add new contexts in Context mode: click the + at the bottom of the left-hand pane.
 
More like the location of where I need to do the task (GPS/address).

The iPhone app can give you tasks that you can do near you based on your current location, if you specify where those tasks need to be done. So I'd like to fill all this out in OmniFocus, and not in the iPhone app.
 
For the moment I think you can only define the actual locations of a context from within the phone. I suppose in the future you could enter GPS coordinates or an address in the context inspector window in the desktop app. That would be cool :)
 
Darn that's what I thought, oh well when I'm out at those locations I'll just grab the GPS cord's while I'm there. It will take longer for me to flesh out, but it's less work that way.
 
You can also enter an address for the context or search for a business and the app will figure out the coordinates for you, but again only in the phone so far as I can see.
 
Yes, that's correct: at the moment, the desktop interface doesn't have any way to specify the geographical location of a context the way the iPhone interface does.

If this is something which would be useful to you, please let us know! But please also understand that right now we're trying to get 1.1 stable as quickly as possible so we can get it out of betaŚmaking us reluctant to add new features. (In other words, it might have to wait for 1.2.)
 
Marking geographical locations in the desktop application would be helpful to me. I have contexts that are available in multiple geographical locations, such as @printer, @laptop, etc, and perspectives are the only way for me to quickly get OmniFocus to a point where I can see what I can do when I have these resources available.

For example, I have a "Work Day" perspective that is in context mode and includes actions for the following contexts: @office, @printer, @laptop, etc. I also have another perspective called "Evening and Weekend" that is similar with @home, @printer, @laptop, etc.

P.S. As I work with people across the globe (friends, too), some time sensitivity would be nice, too. :) I have contexts that include @calls-anytime, @calls-business hours (US), @calls-social hours (Asia), etc that'd be nice to clean up easily.
 
 


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