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I am a recent convert from Remember the Milk (RTM) to OmniFocus for Mac/iPhone/iPad. One thing I sorely miss from RTM is their data entry mode. They have symbols for things like priority, due date, etc. which makes it very easy to enter data w/o leaving the keyboard. It is more about the smooth flow of data entry...

Hope OmniFocus picks up something similar.
It sounds like you may not be aware of OmniFocus' smart matching of projects and contexts and intelligent date parsing. The only item which can't be done from the keyboard is setting the flag.

When you enter a project or context field, type a few letters and you'll get a list of everything that matches that sequence of letters, without any need for the letters to be contiguous. The first letter of the words in a multi-word project name is often a good starting point. I've got 661 active projects in my database, so I'm not interested in a scrolling list via mouse, trackpad or touchscreen! The smart matching works very well, and I rarely have to enter more than 4 or 5 characters to get the item I want.

The date fields on the Mac do not require you to use the date picker widget. You can type things like "+3d" (3 days from today) or "wed" (Wednesday) or "thu 2w 4:30p" (2 weeks from next Thursday at 4:30pm).
You can set the flag too. For me, it is Shift CMD + L (which is probably the default, I'm not sure).

Hey, so you can! Wonder how I missed that all these years...

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