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I'm new here and I'm relativly new to the GTD-Concept und OmniFocus for iPhone. I've searched the OmniFocus for iPhone forum, but haven't found an answer to my question. Therefore here my question:

Can OmniFocus for iPhone sort done actions automaticly?

An Example: I have a Project "Shopping" (type Parallel), where I have all things I want to shop. I want to see all unchecked and checked Actions. When I check an Action I want it to get sorted backwards in the list. All checked Actions down und unchecked Actions up in the list.

Do I oversee something or isn't it possible now other then to sort it manually?

I've got OmniFocus for iPhone 1.0.3

Thanks in Advance!
(Sorry for my bad english, I hope I did explain my wish good enough! :-)

Greetings from germany,
Hi There,

is it now possible to sort done actions or is there any other way to automaticly sort actions?

Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

Omni has submitted OF iPhone 1.6 to the App Store for approval. Once Apple approves it, you'll be able to create a perspective on the Mac sorted by Completed Date, then sync that perspective to the iPhone. That will probably do what you want. (While I have been alpha testing the 1.6 release, I don't have any perspectives that show completed items. Thus, I'm not certain of my answer.)

Currently you have to have OF for Mac to create perspectives.



Hi Curt,

thank you very much for the help! I will try that ...

It isn't exactly, what I want, but it is a good start! :-)

I want both the actions done and not done to be visible.
I only want it to be sorted on done or not done. Not done action should be on top on the done actions.

I spent a little bit of time trying to do this, and I think the answer is you can't do it. You can do it on the Mac, after a fashion.

What seems like the straightforward approach is to make a context mode perspective, grouping by completed, selecting only the relevant shopping contexts, or perhaps focused on the shopping project. The rub is that there isn't an action selector in context mode which selects both completed and remaining actions. If you don't have the "immediately clean up completed actions" option set, and are willing to leave the window open in this perspective, OF on the Mac will sort the completed items into the "Completed today" group, leaving the others in the "Not yet completed" group, but unfortunately the two groups are in the opposite order of what you requested. Still, if you keep the "Completed today" group closed, I find this works acceptably well -- I still see my list of items yet to be acquired, and if I want to make sure I got something, I can open up the "Completed today" group and make sure I didn't forget to put it on the list.

On the iPhone, however, because you can't specify in the perspective that you want both complete and remaining actions, and can only instruct it to show completed actions in a project view, you're stuck. You can use the perspective constructed above, but the completed items will disappear, and if you want to check on them, you'll have to switch to viewing the project that contains them, with the settings for project view set to display all actions.

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