You’ve done it a million times: You added a task in Quick Entry. Then, seconds later, you came across a link that would have been useful to include. Or an idea that should be part of that task.
At this point, you have two options:
- Quickentry a new task with more details. You’ll have to merge the two later, but hey.
- Edit the task:
- Switch to OmniFocus
- Locate the task (which might require opening a new window and some digging)
- Select the task
⌘-'into the Notes field
- Add details while they’re fresh
(By now, you’ve totally broken your flow – and eliminated any benefit of using Quick Entry in the first place – but that’s it’s a small price for being organized.)
- Fire up LaunchBar, hit
a-n-spaceto access the Append Note to Newest Task script, and type your note. Tap
Enterand rejoice: your note is added to that task you just created, and you haven’t lost your flow.
If you want to add links or other notes instead – or you (gasp!) don’t use LaunchBar or Alfred – just execute the script without custom input and it will append your clipboard contents instead.
p.s. Related but far less useful: Append Note to Selected Task(s)
p.p.s. Updated 2015-05-17 to work around a bug that overwrites a file attachment when editing a task note.