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Hey guys,

I was trying to track this topic a while back but lost it. I'm sure there's a post/thread to better inform me.

Here's the one situation I still can't seem to do in omnifocus. David Allen often refers to energy based contexts; e.g. @Braindead which would refer to actions that I can do without a lot of mental energy and makes for excellent action-chunking. This is by nature a secondary context unless I duplicate the action which wouldn't work well. The only other work-around besides allowing multiple contexts would be allowing action shortcuts, where multiple pointers to one action could live in various projects/contexts but would all close when one is checked.

Thanks for all the great work guys!
--Robert
 
You could create some nested contexts for the contexts that typically contain your "low-energy" actions. Then you file items in those "low-energy" contexts as appropriate. Items in a nested context show up in the enclosing level, so you don't really have to look elsewhere for your actions, but if you want to slap together a perspective that only shows things in the "low-energy" contexts it is easy to do and use.

@computer
learn how to use OmniGraffle 5
reorganize Aperture library
@computer : low-energy
read comics
read cycling news
read versiontracker

If I select the @computer context in the sidebar, I'll see a display like that shown above. If I instead select @computer : low-energy, I'll just see the stuff I probably shouldn't bother doing :-) Hopefully, it is obvious how to use this with more than one top-level context...
 
 


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