OmniFocus provides my daily roadmap for where I’m going. But maps can be unreliable: sometimes an emergency requires a detour … and sometimes you just pause for an unscheduled cup of coffee or phone call with a friend.
To quickly log those unanticipated events in OmniFocus – without imposing additional overhead on the system – I invoke these simple scripts from LaunchBar:
- Log completed item to OmniFocus (CC) – saves a completed task to my work-misc project
- Log completed item to OmniFocus (Misc) – saves a completed task to my personal-misc project
- Log distraction to OmniFocus – saves a completed task to my distractions project
When something comes up that I’d like to log:
⌘ spaceto invoke LaunchBar
distto choose the type of entry
spaceto start typing
- [type what it was]
Now a completed task appears in the appropriate location, and my Completed Tasks perspective gives a more accurate representation of the day.
To use it, download the script and customize the project name and context to fit your needs. Should work with Alfred as well.