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I now have several of my friends hooked on OF. Unfortunately we all work at a company that uses Lotus Notes for email. The problem is not Lotus Notes (it works fine). It is that we need a way to tie our Lotus Notes email and teamroom documents into OF. There is a way that we see to do this but I think it needs some Applescript or smarts built into OF to handle it right.

Notes has a concept of a Doclink. It is a way for the Notes client to copy link to an existing document and paste it into a text field in another document. It works great within Notes and some other applications also understand what do to with Doclinks in their app. Mindjet Mindmanager is a good example of this. We would like OF to take the Doclink off the OS X clipboard and paste it into note field of the action.

Today if you paste it into the note field in an Action, it will look like this:

Will's Mail - OmniFocus & Lotus Notes
<REPLICA 852370F9:00757C27>
<VIEW OF37D46BF5:E8F08834-ON852564B5:00129B2C>
<NOTE OF877C97B2:1462232F-ON862573A2:0066B1EE>
<REM>Database 'Will's Mail', View 'Inbox', Document 'OmniFocus & Lotus Notes'</REM>

Contained within that text is enough information to construct a Notes URL that OF and most browsers understand. That URL for the above link would look like this:


After the "Notes://" the rest of the information is pulled from the REPLICA, VIEW and NOTE lines above. You strip out the ":" that appear in the line and for the VIEW and NOTE lines, you pull leading "OF" and "-ON" halfway through the string. Take those results and separate them by a slash "/" and you are done. OF will properly launch that URL from within the note field in the action.

If we had the Notes URL instead of the doclink text, we could tie our actions back to Lotus Notes via the link that we could click on.

Other info like the source (Will's mail inbox) and email title (OmniFocus & Lotus Notes) are there for the taking as well.

So our plea is can someone who knows Applescript can give us a script that parses what is on the clipboard, opens a new action and pastes in a usable Notes URL (Notes://). This would help OF by providing a great tie to Lotus Notes and make it easier to leverage that user base. All Mac Lotus Notes users could then use OF to manage both their work life (mostly in Lotus Notes) and personal stuff.

Of course if Omni could do the parse on the paste like Mindjet, that would be even cooler.

Any takers to help out there?

Last edited by WillR; 2007-12-03 at 10:24 AM..

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