What a month! I had a great time hosting a workflow session over at Learn OmniFocus, got a new job, resigned from the old one, and am now planning a move to a different town 2 hours away. All that to say: April might be a little bit quiet on the Omni Automation front as I pack up and move! But, for now, here is a summary of the updates for the month of March.
Newly Released OmniFocus Plug-Ins
Work On… (v 1.0.1)
This is an OmniFocus plug-in that is designed to assist with managing ‘Work on…’ tasks. It contains an action to add a ‘Work on….’ task for the currently selected project/task, which is a repeating action. The second action in the plug-in marks that ‘work on’ task complete, with the option to defer working on the task until tomorrow, or mark the main/parent task as complete. If my ‘Scheduling’ plug-in is also installed, it also contains options to schedule work for tomorrow or for another date.
Tag Tasks Due Today (v 1.1.0)
This plug-in is fairly self-explanatory: it tags tasks that are due today with a tag specified in the preferences.
Other Plug-In Updates
Scheduling (v 2.0.0)
I released v2 of the ‘Scheduling’ plug-in, which was completely rewritten. Date management is now improved and tags managed by the plug-in, preferences have been added, and an assortment of other improvements were made.
Custom Complete (v 3.0.1)
I released v3 of the ‘Custom Complete’ plug-in, which contains a number of improvements:
- A prompt is now shown if there are no tasks remaining in a parent action group (not just the project, as was the case previously).
- The plug-in now integrates with my [‘Tag Tasks Due Today’ plug-in](https://kaitlinsalzke.com/omnifocus-plugins/tag- tasks-due-today/) as well as the new ‘Work On…’ plug-in.
- A preferences pane has been added to replace the manual configuration files. (This does mean that the ‘Synced Preferences’ plug-in is now required.)
- The ‘Function Library’ plug-in is no longer required to be installed.
Note that the plug-in has also (perhaps temporarily) been updated to use a Form rather an Alert for the ‘stalled’ prompt. This is to get around what I believe is a bug in OmniFocus.
Dependency (v 4.2.1)
Fixed a bug where dates were removed when checking for duplicates, causing dependents of prerequisites with repetitions to never become available.
Open URL From Note (v 1.4.2)
Fixed a bug where URL recognition stopped at an ‘:’ character.
Templates (v 1.16.2)
‘Templates’ folder and subfolders are now excluded from the ‘destination’ prompt.
Completed Task Report (v 2.4.1)
Improved handling of situation where tags/projects set in preferences are subsequently deleted from the database.
Note To Subtasks (v 5.4.1)
Fixed a bug where extra dropped and completed tasks were being added to the checklist, and also fixed handling of tags that were subsequently deleted after being set in preferences.