Posts tagged ‘omnifocus’

TaskPaper printing

I’m finally giving TaskPaper a fair tryout. I first got it as part of the MacHeist 2 bundle, and although it had many features I liked, I wasn’t ready to replace my LGTD TextMate bundle, which is mostly described here. Then I moved on to OmniFocus and left TaskPaper sitting in my Applications folder, unused.…


Due date bug in OmniFocus

A new version of OmniFocus for the iPhone, version 1.5.2, showed up in the App Store yesterday. In addition to bug fixes, it has a few new and changed features. One of the changes is the default due time, which has been moved from 8:00 am (I think that’s what it was) to 5:00 pm.…


Jott and OmniFocus update

Reader Erik Courtney recently informed me that my Jott to OmniFocus script had stopped working. The script scans the email that Jott sends you, grabs the bit that you dictated, and turns that into an OmniFocus task. Sometime in the past few months—after I left Jott for Dial2Do—Jott changed the format of their email and…


OmniFocus command for Dial2Do

One of the things that made Jott easier for me to use than Dial2Do was that Jott needed one less step to add a task to OmniFocus1. Jott starts by asking “Who do do want to Jott?” and after accepting my answer of “Focus,” I can start recording my task. Dial2Do, on the other hand,…


Dial2Do and OmniFocus

The comments in this post at Lifehacker led me to look into Dial2Do, a service similar to Jott that transcribes your voice messages and emails them to you. Unlike Jott, Dial2Do still sends emails for free, so I decided to give it a try and rework my Jott2OmniFocus AppleScript to handle emails from Dial2Do. The…


Jott out of beta—goodbye free email

If you haven’t heard already, Jott is now out of beta and will begin charging for some of its services. Most important for me, the emailing of Jotts will be part of the fee-based services, which means I either have to pay $4/month or give up my Jott to OmniFocus system. The new Jott will…


MobileMe for me?

As I mentioned in this post, I stopped using my trial MobileMe subscription a couple of weeks ago when I learned that OmniFocus had fixed its WebDAV support and I could sync my desktop and iPhone task lists using another server. Now I’m going to go back to MobileMe for a while. I’m trying to…


Due dates in OmniFocus

Yesterday I discovered what I think is a bug in OmniFocus’s handling of due dates in sequential projects. I’m sure Omni can defend the choice they made, but it still seems wrong to me. Let me start by saying that this bug, if it is one, doesn’t really affect me, because I almost never use…


Looking at OmniFocus

A couple of weeks ago on the Macbreak Weekly podcast, Andy Ihnatko said that he didn’t understand OmniFocus. It seemed wrong to him that tasks he’d just entered didn’t appear in his task list. I’ve read other complaints about this same thing, and when I was first using OmniFocus I also sometimes found myself confused…


OmniFocus syncing with WebDAV now working

As I mentioned in this post last week, one of my early problems with OmniFocus for the iPhone was an inability to sync with a non-MobileMe WebDAV server. According to the OmniFocus changelogs, many of the updates to both OF 1.1 for the Mac and OF for the iPhone have been improvements to the WebDAV…