OmniFocus Contexts, Folders, Perspectives, and Tasks in Launch Center Pro
Tight integration between OmniFocus and Launch Center Pro is
continuing to unfold. Michael Schechter posted about some really fast ways to capture
tasks using using the
[clipboard], and canned text in the action URL. Genius. I
rushed to set this up and am really loving it.
If you’ve played around with Launch Center at all, you’ll recognize
omnifocus:///add, which allows you to add a new task. Ken
mentions URLs to open a
/perspective, and all of these work
with Launch Center Pro.
Context, folder, and task URLs can be generated from the Mac client by selecting something and using Edit->Copy As Link.
When you copy the link from OmniFocus on your Mac, you’ll end up with a URL that looks something like this for a context:
And this for a single-action list:
Perspective URLs use the perspective name rather than an internal id: “omnifocus:///perspective/PerspectiveName
A note here: you’ll have to encode the spaces in a perspective names
%20. The URL for my Next Actions perspective looks
I set up some @contexts that make sense to be quickly accessible on iPhone, like @errands, @phone, and perspectives I’ve set up like Next and Daily.
Seeing this type of workflow ninja stuff (finally) on iPhone really excites me.