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I heavy user of a dictaphone in OmniFocus. To make a note I have to: (1) open OmniFocus, (2) press Inbox icon in the bottom right corner, (3) press attachment bar, (4) scroll down to hide the keyboard to make visible dictaphone icon, (5) press dictaphone icon, (6) SPEAK...at last...after so many clicks...but it's not the end...(7) press done! (8) put down subject...usually I put q or w or whatever letter to speedup....(10) and press save!!. Oh my! It took so lots of presses and scrolling to make that one!

Can I propose to make that simple? Can you put a dictaphone icon close to the New Inbox icon? Pressing that icon would a simply start voice recording and when done you press "Done" and that puts a new audio note to the inbox for future review with any subject. That speeds the process up enormously and simplifies the life of dictaphone users :) If someone doesn't want the Dictaphone icon along with New Inbox item then it could be an option you set in Preference.

That's just a few lines of coding that would make thousands happier :)
 
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I heavy user of a dictaphone in OmniFocus. To make a note I have to: (1) open OmniFocus, (2) press Inbox icon in the bottom right corner, (3) press attachment bar, (4) scroll down to hide the keyboard to make visible dictaphone icon, (5) press dictaphone icon, (6) SPEAK...at last...after so many clicks...but it's not the end...(7) press done! (8) put down subject...usually I put q or w or whatever letter to speedup....(10) and press save!!. Oh my! It took so lots of presses and scrolling to make that one!

Can I propose to make that simple? Can you put a dictaphone icon close to the New Inbox icon? Pressing that icon would a simply start voice recording and when done you press "Done" and that puts a new audio note to the inbox for future review with any subject. That speeds the process up enormously and simplifies the life of dictaphone users :) If someone doesn't want the Dictaphone icon along with New Inbox item then it could be an option you set in Preference.

That's just a few lines of coding that would make thousands happier :)
Agreed. I personally don't use the feature myself (how do you use it? Does OmniFocus 2 (for iPhone) transcribe the stuff or do you just use it as a repository?) but I can definite see the problem in terms of workflow.

OmniGroup should (and has, to a certain extent) aimed for a frictionless workflow and they can implement this (kind of like the quick-entry button already existent) in the following way:

Hold the quick-entry button will cause the option for the dictaphone option to appear.
 
Sounds like a great option, fidic! I use dictation without transcribe. Just put in any thoughts when I'm on the run. At the moment it make sense to use 3d party dictation application, but I hope OmniGroup would fix that!

Does anybody know how to suggest them the feature?
 
 


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