OmniFocus & AppleScript
~/Library/Script Libraries, or else AppleScript won't know where to find it!
use application "OmniFocus" use O : script "omnifocus" tell O set sel to selectedItems() deferDaily(sel) # this will set all the selected tasks to start again after completion daily setDefer(sel, current date) set theTask to findTask("Log food") # find the first task whose name is "Log food" set theProject to findProject("Groceries") set theContext to findContext("Home") set theFolder to findFolder("Routine") # Parse using transport text (see below for details) parse("Do something! @home ::misc #5pm #tomorrow //This is a note") end
For those who don't know about transport text, it's a format that OmniFocus uses to parse task information like so:
Do something! @home ::misc #5pm #tomorrow //This is a note
Do something a flagged task.
@home sets the context to
:: is used for matching a project. Both
:: will fuzzy match
existing contexts and projects. The first
# is used for a defer date, while
# is for a due date. Both support natural language parsing like
the inspector in OmniFocus. Word of caution though, if only one
# is present,
OmniFocus assumes it's a due date. Lastly,
// starts the note for a task.
While more involved ways of creating OmniFocus tasks exist in the library,
you'll find using
of.parse as your primary means of creating tasks.
# List of functions available selectedItems() parse(transportText) findContext(contextName) findProject(projectName) findFolder(folderName) findTask(taskName) allTasks() allProjects() allContexts() setDue(input, dueDate) setDefer(input, deferDate) setProject(input, projectName) setContext(input, contextName) namePrepend(input, prependString) nameAppend(input, appendString) inboxTasks() setComplete(input, booleanFlag) setSequential(input, booleanFlag) openPerspective(perspectiveName) inboxCount() errandsCount() landAndSeaCount() routineCount() computerName() setRepeat(input, repetitionRule) deferDaily(input) deferWeekly(input) deferMonthly(input) repeatDaily(input) repeatWeekly(input) repeatMonthly(input) clearRepeat(input) clearDefer(input) clearContainer(input) # Only works on inbox tasks clearContext(input) setOnHold(input) setActive(input) showAbout() toggleColon(input) setColon(input) clearColon(input) setPrefix(input, prefix) clearPrefix(input, prefix) clearPrefixAll(input) setConsider(input) clearConsider(input) toggleConsider(input)