Adding multiple tasks in a OF Project


#1

I’m trying to figure out how to do this but I e got nothing. I’ve got a project named Shopping with another nested project named HEB. How do I go about making multiple lines in Drafts5 into multiple tasks? Gatta make that shopping list.


#2

You can use the “paste” URL scheme to handle this. More information at Inside Omnifocus

If you create a new action with a URL step and input something along these lines it should work. This is what I’m using for my Shopping list as well.

omnifocus:///paste?content=[[draft]]&target=/task/Shopping&autosave=true&x-success={{drafts5://}}&x-cancel={{drafts5://}}

You can replace “Shopping” with your list’s name, and if you have any spaces they need to be URL encoded as %20.


#3

There’s a “Tasks in OmniFocus” example in the OmniFocus integration guide that uses a script to split the lines of a draft and send them each to OmniFocus as a task, as well.


#4

You’re gonna love OF 3 once it’s out. Instead of having an HEB project nest in a shopping project, you can use a tag instead and put the action into the Shopping project, tagged HEB. No sub project. You can then create Perspectives to create HEB Shopping List, etc. I wonder if Drafts 5 can deal with OF 3 tags yet?


#5

@JerryB the tags URL scheme for OF3 is available through the ‘tags’ parameter, which is comma separated. For example: OmniFocus:///add?name=[[title]]&defer=[[line|2]]&tags=[[tags]]

[[tags]] would be the draft tags (which are by default comma separated), but you could also do [[line|3]] and on line 3 of the draft have: errands,pharmacy,today

This would add the tags errands, pharmacy, and today to the task.


#6

I can’t wait till that comes out.


#7

Thanks, @joshsullivan, good to see that tags are already do-able. Tags are the best thing to ever happen to OF, I’ve been waiting a long time for it.


#8

If youre feeling adventurous you can hop over to the OmniFocus sute and sign up for the OF 3 beta. So far, its been pretty stable for me.