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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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OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIGRAFFLE
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.

OMNIGRAFFLE
Place Named Image

A shortcut for placing a named image from the default Photos library, into the current canvas of the frontmost OmniGraffle document.

OMNIOUTLINER
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.

OMNIFOCUS
Get Selected Project (template)

An “Omni Automation Script” action script for deriving and passing a reference to the selected project.

OMNIFOCUS
Get Selected Task (template)

An “Omni Automation Script” action script for deriving and passing a reference to the selected task.

OMNIFOCUS
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”

OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIFOCUS
Export Contents to Craft as TaskPaper

Exports the contents of the current view to Craft app as TaskPaper data.

OMNIFOCUS
Export Selected Tasks to Craft as TaskPaper

Exports the contents of the selected tasks to Craft app as TaskPaper data.

OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIFOCUS
Schedule FaceTime Call with Contact

A shortcut for creating a scheduled task containing a FaceTime link for a chosen contact.

OMNIFOCUS
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.

OMNIFOCUS
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.