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In MS Outlook and Mac Entourage I could just think of something simple that needed to be done that didn't require a project - ie "buy some milk" and just throw it on the flat list for context of "Errands" - as I understand Omni Focus won't let me add directly to a context list - I have to enter "buy some milk" on a single action list in the Library and then move it to the context of "Errands" - arrrggggh - any ideas on a better way?

thanks
Kevin
 
I have a single-action list called 'Get from the supermarket' which has a default context (set via the Inspector) of @Errands.

Then, if I add an action via the inbox or quick entry, I only need to assign it to the relevant single-action list.

Hope that helps.
 
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In MS Outlook and Mac Entourage I could just think of something simple that needed to be done that didn't require a project - ie "buy some milk" and just throw it on the flat list for context of "Errands" - as I understand Omni Focus won't let me add directly to a context list - I have to enter "buy some milk" on a single action list in the Library and then move it to the context of "Errands" - arrrggggh - any ideas on a better way?
If you have a default single action list, and you have the preferences set to automatically clean up items created with Quick Entry, you can just use Quick Entry to create these actions: Type the action name, tab to Project and select your default single action list, tab to Context and select the context, and then Save.
 
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Type the action name, tab to Project and select your default single action list, tab to Context and select the context, and then Save.
Not that this is a big difference, but It should be sufficient to only type/select the project if there is a default context assigned to this project. Saves a second or two :)
 
 


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