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How to keep your OmniFocus 2 beta up-to-date

The OmniGroup has announced that OmniFocus 2 for Mac is now available as a public beta and is due to be released in June. Anyone interested in testing it can download it for free and is encouraged to send feedback via the forums. One of the most important things to do when running beta builds is ...

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OmniFocus 2 is redesigned, expected to ship in June and other news from March 26, 2014

It's been more than a year since The Omni Group announced OmniFocus 2 for Mac (ironically, it was at last year's Macworld/iWorld), and now the company says its expanding its testing pool with an expected ship date of June. Testers can download the latest build, which has been completely redesigne...

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Launch your favorite apps as needed with Keyboard Maestro

On Mac Power Users 181, I mentioned that I have a keyboard shortcut for OmniFocus' "Quick Entry" which works even if OmniFocus isn't running. Tom Siko asked if I'd be willing to share it, so here it is. Even if you don't use OmniFocus, this idea can be re-used for any application that you run via...

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OmniGroup overhauls OmniOutliner, OmniFocus and OmniPlan for iOS 7

The OmniGroup has overhauled its iOS apps for the iOS 7 release, including creating a completely revamped OmniFocus on the iPhone that is just a joy to use. OmniOutliner 2 adds a number of keyboard shortcuts and a redesigned Doc Picker, as well as new templates. The Doc Picker makes its way over t...

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Productivity Tip: Synchronizing tasks for the individual

This week's Productivity Tip... As a kid I used little Day Timer notebooks to keep track of my schedules and projects. Of course my duties in high school were minimal compared to today, but those pocket-able sprial-bound notepads were great for capturing and tracking all my "stuff." In film school...

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Productivity Tip: Using specialized lists for specific use cases

It's time for this week's Productivity Tips column. While I use OmniFocus for just about everything, there are times when I prefer other task managers to handle certain things. Many productivity gurus advise against using more than one tool to list tasks, but I don't like putting short-term list i...

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AppleScripting OmniFocus > Send completed task report to Evernote 2

In February, I provided instructions for using AppleScript to send completed task reports from OmniFocus to Evernote. The script was quite well-received by readers, and I've had numerous requests for enhancements. This post provides an updated version of the script, which includes a number of addi...

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Productivity Tip: Read the manual, or take a class

There was a time when Mac owners scoffed at their PC-loving counterparts, who had to pore over paper manuals to grok the essentials of a software program before they tried to use it. When graphical user interfaces were introduced, a lot of focus was on making software intuitive and easy to use....

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AppleScript Productivity > Create OmniFocus Followups from Contacts

As an OmniFocus for Mac user, it's important that I can quickly create tasks at any time, in any app. OmniFocus makes this pretty easy, by providing integration with OS X Mail, a keyboard shortcut for clipping content in apps such as Safari, a system-wide Quick Entry window and a Services menu ite...

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AppleScripting OmniFocus > Send Completed Task Report to Evernote

I've mentioned before that OmniFocus is my task manager of choice. Each morning, I pull up a list of scheduled tasks for the day, and focus on getting them done. In OmniFocus, I've set up Perspectives (saved window states) for both Due tasks and Completed tasks. What I really want, however, is som...

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Omni Group leads hands-on talks leading up to OmniFocus 2 announcement

One of the biggest compliments that OmniFocus receives is its high degree of customization. However, one of the biggest criticisms of OmniFocus is the steep learning curve -- something I've fallen victim to repeatedly since I purchased it in 2007. I had a chance to sit down with Omni Group's ...

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OmniFocus for Mac goes free until OmniFocus 2's debut

The Omni Group has come up with a novel approach to dealing with the question of "should I buy OmniFocus now, or wait until I know what the next version is going to be like?" Since the company has already announced that the next major Mac version of its popular GTD-ready task manager will be unve...

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AppleScripting OmniFocus: send due tasks to iTunes

OmniFocus is a great tool for keeping us organized. But, let's face it. We're busy people. That's why we need a task management app in the first place. How can you take your productivity to the next level? How about having your daily OmniFocus tasks read to you as you drive to work? With a little ...

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AppleScripting OmniFocus > Swap Task Names and Notes

I use OmniFocus on a daily basis to keep track of important tasks. On a few occasions, I've entered tasks and assigned notes to them, only to decide later that I'd rather use the note as the task name, and the task name as the note. Rather than manually cycling through my tasks and swapping the no...

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Omni Group teases OmniFocus 2, OmniPresence and more for 2013

Those planning to make a New Year's resolution to (yet again!) get more organized should be glad to hear that Omni Group is planning a major update to its popular Mac-based task management software, OmniFocus, in 2013. The developer intends to take the wraps off OmniFocus 2 for Mac at an event ...

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