Omni Automation and Shortcuts
This searchable and installable collection demonstrates use of Shortcuts actions integrated with Omni Automation and the Omni suite of productivity applications: OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, and OmniPlan.
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Dictate Note for Selected Task or Project
A shortcut replaces or appends the contents of the note of the selected OmniFocus task or project with the user’s dictated text.
Export Layers to Keynote
(macOS) An Omni Automation plug-in that triggers a corresponding shortcut to export the layers of the current canvas as images into the frontmost Keynote document.
Place Named Image
A shortcut for placing a named image from the default Photos library, into the current canvas of the frontmost OmniGraffle document.
Add Rows for Chosen Images
A shortcut that adds a row for each of the chosen images to the current outline. The script creates a column titled “Image” if it doesn’t exist.
Get Selected Project (template)
An “Omni Automation Script” action script for deriving and passing a reference to the selected project.
Get Selected Task (template)
An “Omni Automation Script” action script for deriving and passing a reference to the selected task.
New Task for Selected Mail Message
This “macOS-only” shortcut uses an AppleScript script to extract info for the currently selected Mail message, and use it to create a new OmniFocus task that includes a “message-link”
Markdown Link to Selected Item (template)
The actions of the following shortcut template can be used to return a link in Markdown format to the currently selected project, task, tag, or folder. These actions can be copied and pasted into your shortcut.
Export Selected Projects as TaskPaper
The actions of the following shortcut can be used to return the currently selected projects as TaskPaper data (text). These actions can be copied and pasted into your shortcut.
Export Selected Tasks to Craft as TaskPaper
Exports the contents of the selected tasks to Craft app as TaskPaper data.
Append Map Link for Local Business
This Shortcuts example will prompt the user to search for a nearby business and then append a Maps link for the chosen business, to the note of the selected project or task.
Get Item from Share Sheet
This Shortcuts template for iOS/iPadOS demonstrates how to access a reference to an item when shared using a Share Sheet shortcut.
New Calendar Event for Item
Using the selected task or project, the iOS/iPadOS Share Sheet, Shortcuts, and Omni Automation, a new event is created in the Calendar app containing the parameters and data from the selected OmniFocus item.
Schedule FaceTime Call with Contact
A shortcut for creating a scheduled task containing a FaceTime link for a chosen contact.
Search Notes App for Tags
This shortcut searches the Notes application for notes tagged with the chosen tag assigned to the currently selected OmniFocus task or project.
Task Status Board
Shortcut creates and displays, alongside the current OmniFocus window, an HTML-based page showing a 3-column task review based upon the use of three specified tags.
Set Tags for Device
Shortcut sets the status of specific tags depending upon the device hosting OmniFocus.
Play Latest “The Omni Show” Episode
Plays the latest episode of The Omni Show podcast.