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I'm using OF for GTD process and Evernote just for filing reference material. My question is:
Is there a possibilty to link Evernote notes to actions in OF?
Tried hard to find a way but haven't found a solution yet.
 
Well, you can use clippings with the web version. With Safari, just hit cmd-L and then your clippings hotkey. This doesn't pull in content. You can also select the note content and hit your clippings hotkey to pull in content.

I haven't figured out a way to get a link to the local Evernote application, however.
 
This is an Evernote issue. They're great about getting stuff *in* and horrible about getting stuff out.
 
Because of the lack of connection between Omnifocus and Evernote, I have reduced my use of Evernote to non-project related clippings. If the clipping relates to a project, I just select the text and/or other media I want to save, and drag it from the browser to Omnifocus on the dock.

This saves the clipping and also the URL for the page to the inbox, and then when I process my inbox I assign it to the appropriate project and context, and assign dates as needed.

I use Firefox, so the clipping command key doesn't work. I've looked at the other solutions for FF here on the forum, but for me, its just as easy to drag clippings to the dock, especially since I get the URL along with the clipping. I do use the mail script and CTRL+C command key for transferring mail messages, or portions thereof, to the OF inbox. John

Last edited by jbkendrick; 2009-04-04 at 03:10 AM..
 
Evernote clipping is great and, as an application it's cool for general notes/ journal data that relate to a variety of areas of responsibility. However, the lack of ability to get notes out limits it somewhat.

However, OmniOutliner is great for notes relating to specific projects so I have an OO document in the notes for each of my projects and store a variety of meeting notes, thoughts, etc in there. I use OO to 'flesh' out projects. I can access the OO file via quick look and it provides a fairly 'complete' system.
 
@Finlay Boo - interesting concept. Do you use OO standard or pro and if pro, can you provide any insight into the advantages? How do you get your OO document into the project, just drag the file in after creating it outside of OF? And how to you handle searching for note information, since OF will presumably not look in linked files. Thanks, John

Last edited by jbkendrick; 2009-04-04 at 09:24 AM..
 
I use pro but I can't honestly remember if that would provide me any distinct advantages over the standard version in terms of how I use it. I also tend to add OO documents as linked files, to duplicating matter on my filesystem. As for searching, I guess I've just learned to love Spotlight again, which searches both OF and OO documents (and Evernote, for that matter)
 
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I'm using OF for GTD process and Evernote just for filing reference material. My question is:
Is there a possibilty to link Evernote notes to actions in OF?
Tried hard to find a way but haven't found a solution yet.
I was wondering about the same thing, and was a bit dismayed by this thread, getting the impression it was impossible.

I just stumbled upon the quite simple solution, though: Search for the Evernote note in Spotlight/Finder, and drag the note from the Spotlight/Finder window into the note field in OF. Voilą!

The one catch is that the EN note won't show on the iPhone client, but hey.
 
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I was wondering about the same thing, and was a bit dismayed by this thread, getting the impression it was impossible.

I just stumbled upon the quite simple solution, though: Search for the Evernote note in Spotlight/Finder, and drag the note from the Spotlight/Finder window into the note field in OF. Voilą!

The one catch is that the EN note won't show on the iPhone client, but hey.
I have been using OF with Evernote for some time. I use an application called Leap which is a file manager that great for organizing lots of files. You can browse all your files including Evernote clippings based on Spotlight results so it gives you the title of the note instead of the funky reference names you get in the finder. I browse all my Evernote clippings from within Leap and then use Clip-O-Tron to create tasks from my clippings. I can Quicklook the Evernote note from within OF and double clicking it open the note. If I want some of the content on my iPhone, I just copy and paste what I want.

You can do the same simply by searching for the EN note with Spotlight, cmd click on the file and then clip to OF.

Evernote supports applescript so I'd love it if some smart person would write a script that made a script for this.
 
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Originally Posted by ciwa View Post
I'm using OF for GTD process and Evernote just for filing reference material. My question is:
Is there a possibilty to link Evernote notes to actions in OF?
Tried hard to find a way but haven't found a solution yet.
Its late and my brains not working well enough to try this out and write it up now but........

You can email into evernote, so if you go to your EN web account settings page you will see an email address in the bottom right corner like username.cdr4Ed@m.evernote.com. You can email a photo, pdf etc and it appears just like other clippings in your EN inbox. You can also email out from - file menu/edit/email out

So perhaps there is a way - probably script based (hint Curt) - to use this feature and OF's ability to use email to achieve something ?
 
 


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