Originally Posted by endoftheQ
I know a web-interface would certainly be a boon to a couple of mates who are frustrated OF iDevice users stuck with Windows on their desktop.
However, I just got to wondering if it would be possible to set up the OmniSyncServer to accept incoming mail and convert to actions for each subscriber? As an example, I'm thinking along the lines of being able to email an action (hopefully with routing, notes, attachments, etc.) from a PC using something like: email@example.com
Thanks for your time.
I've wondered about this too. Or in the alternative, give OF the native capacity to check a server for mail rather than relying on Mail.app to do that ans then forward the mails with action items into OF. I use gmail and thunderbird. I'm not switching to mail.app. I'm also not going to keep it open in the background on a machine just to process e-mailed actions.
It bogs my machine down. Moreover, it seems like a very limited pop/imap capacity that OF would need to check a mailserver for mail of a certain sort, particularly if people just set up a dedicated address for sending actions into OF (perhaps you could just require that). Then something like OmniFocus Action Link Creator gets most of it done from anywhere you have a web connection. Just make your link in there, e-mail it to your special OF action e-mail address, and your open OF client at home checks for mail at the interval you select and brings new action items into OF, where they then get synced as usual and populate any other devices running OF.
It doesn't solve things entirely for people who want to view their tasks from a PC, but it brings ubiquitous capture of tasks much closer to a reality.
An Omni hosted solution would definitely be cool, but for people concerned about security, a solution that allows people to choose their own mail server to check would be even better.