Drafts Action Directory

Note/OmniFocus/Mail

Posted by @robbyburns, Last update 4 months ago

This action takes meeting notes in the draft and performs three actions in them.

  1. The meeting notes are saved to my Evernote.
  2. Lines that start with @ are stripped out and added as individual tasks to my OmniFocus database.
  3. An email message, with the draft as the body of the message, is set up, ready to be addressed to the others in attendance.

Note. I stole this action and adapted it for my own purpose. See original description below for details and for credit to @jmvfr for creating the OmniFocus part of this workflow.

Dealing with meeting notes

This action step puts your notes into your daily journal at the same time as placing all actions in that meeting into Omnifocus. Tasks are marked by using a line with ‘@’ at first character. It does this via a list in Reminders (I use the Focus list because focus is easy for Siri to understand) and “:” as note delimiter for each task.

Props to @jmvfr for the task to Omnifocus part of this - I’ve simply put it together with my current workflow for Evernote.

Install

Steps

  • evernote

    nameTemplate
    Meeting notes - [[date]]
    notebookTemplate
    tagTemplate
    template
    [[time|%H-%M-%S]]
    
    [[draft]]
    format
    enml
    writeType
    create
  • mail

    toRecipients
    ccRecipients
    bccRecipients
    subjectTemplate
    [[title]]
    bodyTemplate
    [[body]]
    sendAsHTML
    false
    sendInBackground
    false
  • script

    // Process Notes to OmniFocus
    // Send each task to OmniFocus
    // A task is a line with a '-' and a space at the beginning
     
    var lines = draft.content.split('\n');
     
    var s = '';
    for(var ix in lines) {
    ltmp = new String(lines[ix]);
    if(ltmp.charAt(0)=='@') {
      s += ltmp.substr(2) + '\n'
    }
     
    }
     
    draft.content=s;
  • reminderList

    listNameTemplate
    delimiter
    :
  • url

    template
    omnifocus://
    useSafari
    false
    encodeTags
    true

Options

  • After Success Default
    Notification Info
    Log Level Error

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