Just a few days ago Dr. Drang showed us how he generates a printed daily todo list from TaskPaper. This triggered Jason Verly to share his workflow for the same purpose but this time based on OmniFocus as the source.
Using an AppleScript to extract the data from OmniFocus and Marked 2 with a custom CSS to style the Markdown output gets him straight to PDF with his daily todos on it.
Dr. Drang is a TaskPaper user for many years and has contributed a lot of scripts and workflows to the community around the extremely flexible task management application.
He likes a physical print-out of his daily task list and his latest post illustrates the rather impressive workflow how to get there: TaskPaper → Markdown → HTML → PostScript → PDF. All triggered by a Keyboard Maestro marco.
After 24 hours of playing around with the new Apple Music I have some first thoughts to share and can already commit to move my entire family and me off my current streaming service and on to Apple Music.
Shawn Blanc is on a roll lately and his posts inspire others: Ben Brooks decided to cut down on his OmniFocus' Contexts big time and try a completely new approach.
Well, the approach is not entirely new. What Ben is using is known as the Eisenhower Decision Matrix and has been popularised by Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". It differentiates tasks by importance and urgency.
Important and urgent are vastly different things. To me urgent means: “calling for immediate attention”. Whereas important is: “carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.”
It is definitely a great approach for Contexts, especially if location, tool, time or energy based Contexts do not work for you. But just like Ben you need to take a minimalist approach and not add Important and Urgent on top of your existing Contexts.
I'll be experimenting with this myself.
This is what I call a proper hack: OmniFocus Forum user GrumpyDave uses AutoHotkey on Windows to create an equivalent to the OmniFocus Quick Entry window, captures the entry into a file which is then sync'ed to his Mac using Dropbox where a Folder Action or Hazel rule picks it up and adds it to OmniFocus.
Download the latest version directly from the forum post and view the includes Readme for more detailed instructions.