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I finally made the switch from kGTD to OmniFocus, and although I love the new functionality, I find I can't trust the system yet. Of course mistakes are forgivable for an alpha product, but I've entered several items using Quick Entry that just disappear.

A Growl success/failure notification after every Quick Entry would provide the piece of mind to trust the system:
  1. Enter a task in Quick Entry
  2. See the Growl success notification
  3. Work on in peace
Also, I hope the Omni team will utilize Growl instead of a homegrown notification solution. I'm sure a lot of users will agree.
 
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I finally made the switch from kGTD to OmniFocus, and although I love the new functionality, I find I can't trust the system yet. Of course mistakes are forgivable for an alpha product, but I've entered several items using Quick Entry that just disappear.
I'm sorry that you've lost items. In two months of using the sneaky peak, I've never had items from QuickEntry "just disappear".

You may be running into a problem with the default settings. By default, items entered in QE with a context or a project (or both) do not go to the inbox. Instead, they are filed away according to the context or project.

Auto-filing might be OK for items with both a context and project, but if they just have one or the other things can go wrong. Items with a context and no project won't show up in the project view. They only show up in the context view. Conversely, items with a project and no context never show up in context view and can block subsequent actions on the project.

You can force all QE items to go to the inbox by entering the following command in Terminal:
Code:
defaults write com.omnigroup.OmniFocus QuickEntryItemsGoToInbox -bool true
I personally think this should be the default setting, with a preference for auto-filing. I've submitted that opinion as formal feedback. If you concur, please do the same.

(As to the subject of the thread. I like Growl too, but would probably not use Growl notification for new OF inbox items.)
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Cheers,

Curt
 
Curt,

Good comments. I suppose it's possible the missing items successfully ended up in Context view and I'll eventually find a couple duplicate tasks somewhere. (I was watching my Projects view at the time.) I'll keep that in mind in the future and only enter a context when there's also a project -- even if it's only "Single Tasks".

That said, I would still feel much more comfortable getting a confirmation that my command was successfully executed. The beauty of Growl is that notifications can be as unobtrusive as you want -- or simply disabled, if you prefer.

Best,
Dan
 
It's true that Growl is both pretty powerful and pretty flexible. I second the request. I'd like to have Growl support as well,
 
I'll throw in my vote for Growl. Why reinvent the wheel?
 
I received an email from Omni saying they're not planning to support Growl notifications -- but they may reconsider if they receive more formal support.

If Growl support interests you, feel free to comment here, but -- more importantly -- please send feedback to omnifocus@omnigroup.com!
 
 


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