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Sidefari is a small utility which has had a place on my iPad since shortly after it's release. It's a very simple browser which uses the Safari engine, and it's purpose is to allow you to view two different web pages at once. This feature has been built into iOS since Sidefari was released, but it...

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Trello is a lovely service which offers Kanban boards for planning - and I often like to plan out projects there, especially ones that need to be done in multiple stages or have many areas of focus. OmniFocus is my task manager of choice though which means I need my tasks to end up in there to have...

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This is a very simple Workflow which allows you to add TaskPaper formatted tasks or projects to your preferred place in OmniFocusSteps: Count: This checks for input. If: If there is no input... Text: Show you your clipboard and allow you to edit it. Else Get Variable: Get the inp...

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I have created an action group for Drafts 5 which is meant to help you create Taskpaper formatter projects or tasks and then send it all along to OmniFocus afterwards. The first thing you will want to do is to create a Draft with the Taskpaper format. This is the last but one action in the actio...

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For those of you not familiar with Drafts, it’s designed as an app which lets you input text and then decide what to do with it. Why? Sometimes that message turns into an email, or maybe the quick idea turns into a mind map. Or maybe you just don’t know where the text is going to end up when you start writing. Drafts is designed to let you write and then process the text, removing the need to choose where the text should go first.

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When OmniGroup first added Taskpaper support to OmniFocus they published an Editorial workflow which allows you to create new project - in the Mac Power Users Facebook Group someone asked if you could specify which folder the project should go into, a few minimal tweaks later and here is the solutio...

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I’m very honoured to have been invited to present my OmniFocus workflows on Learn OmniFocus with Tim Stringer. The session will be live on May 23rd, and you can sign up for it now. As well as showing how I use OmniFocus I’ll also be demonstrating some of my Workflow workflows and automation t...

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I was fortunate enough to get a quick look at David Sparks’ new field guide in Chicago earlier this year and was impressed - and then David kindly sent me a copy of the book to beta test! I expect you all think of me as a power user, and I class myself in that category as well, but I was very ple...

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Sometimes you take screenshots, lots of screenshots. And sometimes you use built in screen recording to capture what's happening on a device. You probably use these features even more frequently if you’re beta testing an app - and that’s how this Workflow came to be. Ryan mentioned in the OmniFoc...

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This is a very simple Workflow I use to get the show notes for the Mac Power Users podcast, I use it when I’m listening on another device and I don’t want to grab it or interrupt what I’m doing. It’s quite simple, just 3 steps in fact.

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