Omni Automation Plug-Ins for OmniFocus
For your convenience, the Omni Automation plug-ins (actions) contained in this website’s documentation for OmniFocus are listed here. All plug-ins are fully documented on their host pages, and are completely user-editable, should you wish to make changes or alterations.
To install an Omni Automation plug-in on macOS:
Begin the download of a plug-in by clicking the “Download Plug-In” button in one of the plug-in descriptions below. After the download has completed, unpack the ZIP archive containing the plug-in file.
In OmniFocus, select the “Plug-Ins…” menu option from the Automation menu. In the forthcoming “Plug-Ins” window, double-click the “On My Mac” bar in the dialog. The local OmniFocus plug-ins folder will be revealed on the desktop.
Move the unpacked plug-in file into the revealed Plug-Ins folder. The installed plug-in will now appear in the OmniFocus Automation menu.
To install an Omni Automation plug-in on iOS or iPadOS: (WATCH VIDEO)
Begin the download of a plug-in by clicking the “Download Plug-In” button in one of the plug-in descriptions below. After the download has completed, open the Files app and locate and unpack the ZIP archive containing the plug-in file.
Long-press the plug-in file to summon the contextual menu. Select the “Share” option and in the forthcoming dialog scroll the app icons at the top to the one titled “More” and tap it. In the Apps sheet scroll to the option titled “Open in OmniFocus” and tap it.
The OmniFocus plug-in import dialog will be displayed. Tap “Install Plug-In” at the top right of the dialog to complete the installation. The plug-in will now appear on either the OmniFocus Share menu or the Automation menu.
Omni Automation Website
This action will display a form from which you can choose which page in the OmniFocus section to display. Such as: Plug-In Collection, Action Templates, etc.
Create Packing List for Trip
Action uses Forms to present input controls for creating and displaying a packing list based on title and date parameters entered by the user.
Sort Non-Sequential Project Tasks by Name
This action will alphabetically sort the tasks of the selected non-sequential project.
Copy Tags Between Selected Tasks
This plug-in copies the tags of a chosen task to the other selected tasks selected in the OmniFocus window.
PROJECT / TASK
Adopt Tags from Tag Groups
This action plug-in will “adopt” the tags contained in tag groups that are assigned to the selected task or project.
This action plug-in will select all tags whose name matches the provided title. If the tag is not found, an option to create and reveal it will be offered.
Clear Tags from Selected Tasks
This action will clear all tags assigned to the selected tasks.
Clear Tags from Selected Projects
This action will clear all tags assigned to the selected projects.
Import Tags from File
This action will convert the paragraphs of the chosen text file into OmniFocus tags.
Display Parent Project of Selected Task
This action will focus the display of the parent project of the selected task.
Move Selected Projects into New Folder
Plug-in will move the selected projects into a folder created using the user-provided name. Option to ensure that folder name be unique.
Move Selected Tasks into New Project
Here’s an action plug-in that will move the selected tasks into a new project created using the user-provided name.
Move Selected Tasks into New Action Group
Move the selected tasks into a new top-level action group.
Duplicate Selected Tasks
This action will duplicate the selected tasks in their parent container.
Duplicate Selected Tasks and Set New Due Date
This action will duplicate the selected tasks in their parent container, and assign the user-provided date as the due date.
Tag Tasks whose Notes Contain…
This action will add the provided tag to every task whose note field contains the provided string.
Send Task Link
Here’s an example action plug-in that creates a new mail message containing a OmniFocus URL for generating a copy of the selected task.
Send Database Backup
This action will add a copy of the OmniFocus database to a new outgoing mail message.
PROJECT / TASK
Open Project|Action Note URL
This action will open the URL string that is the value of the note of the selected action.
Delete All Tasks Tagged with Tag
This action will delete all tasks that have been tagged with the specified tag.
Set Time Zone Type for All Tasks
Converts the time zone type for all tasks to the chosen type.
Copy Selected OmniFocus Tasks to OmniPlan
This action creates copies of the selected OmniFocus tasks in the current OmniPlan project.
Push-Out Project Due Date
Will add specified number of days to due date of selected projects. If project has no due date, target date will be based upon today.
iCal File for Task
This action will create an iCal (ics) file matching the parameters of the currently selected task.
Import TaskPaper Document
This action will import the contents of the chosen TaskPaper document.
Import Chosen TaskPaper into Selected Folder
This action will import the contents of the chosen TaskPaper document into the selected folder.
Export Selected Projects to TaskPaper File
(macOS) This action will export plain-text descriptions of the selected projects to a new TaskPaper document.
New Link-Back Task
Creates a new task in the Inbox with a link to the selected task placed in the notes of the new task.
Repeating Task Rule Info
This action will display an alert showing the ICS rule string and repetition method of the selected project or task.
Add Chosen Files to Task
This action will add chosen files as attachments to the selected task.
Add Chosen Files to Task as Links
This action will add chosen files as file links to the selected task.
Export All Task Attachments
This action will export all of the attachments of the selected tasks into a new folder placed in a user-chosen directory.
Add Today’s Forecast
Creates a new window (tab on macOS) displaying the forecast for the current day.
Add 7-Day Forecast
Creates a new window (tab on macOS) displaying the forecast for the next seven days.
Task to Project
This action will create a new project duplicating the attributes and attachments of the selected task, deleting the selected task after the project creation.
Add Chosen Perspective
This action will open a new tab (macOS) or new window (iOS or iPadOS) displaying the chosen perspective.
Copy Plaintext & Delete
Copy a plaintext list of task titles and delete the selected tasks.
Complete and Await Reply
Mark the currently selected task as complete and add a new task to await the reply.
Select All Items in View
This action will select all of the tasks and/or projects in the current content view. (macOS only)
Push Out All Deferred Projects
This action will push out all deferred projects the entered number of days.
Delete All Unused Tags
This action will delete all tags that have not been associated with items.
Append to Note
(v3.8.2+) This action will append the provided text (and optional date/time stamp) to the end of the note of the selected task.
Assign Tags to Tasks
(iPadOS/iOS) This action will display a list of all tags (sorted), any or all of which may selected to be assigned to the selected tasks.
Eisenhower Matrix (tags)
The Eisenhower Matrix as a set of 4 plug-ins perfect for the assignment of keyboard shortcuts. Tag selected projects and/or tasks with the Eisenhower Matrix from the keyboard!
Note to File
This action will save the note text of the selected task to a file.
Note to Email
This action will add the note text of the selected task to a new outgoing mail message.
Export Custom Perspective (v3.9)
Exports the chosen custom perspective to file.
eMail Custom Perspective (v3.9)
Creates a new outgoing mail message with the chosen custom perspective.
Share Clipboard Text
Here’s a useful plug-in that summons the system Share Panel to share the current text contents of the clipboard.
New Task with Tasks
This plug-in creates a new task with the specified sub-tasks. Empty fields will be ignored.
Add Call Task
This plug-in will create a new task with a call link in its notes.
Add FaceTime Task
This plug-in will create a new task with a FaceTime call link in its notes. Option to make FaceTime Audio call.
Toggle Tag Status
This plug-in will toggle the status of the selected tag between active and on-hold. The status of any child tags will changed as well.
Clipboard Objects to Markdown
Converts the OmniFocus objects currently copied to the clipboard, into a series of markdown text links, replacing the current clipboard contents with the markdown text.
Clipboard to New Bear Note
Creates a new note in the Bear app with the text contents of the OmniFocus pasteboard.
New Project with Tasks
Creates a new project containing the specified tasks.
Sort Active Tasks by Creation
Places on the clipboard a list of Markdown links to all active tasks sorted by creation date. Works with “Clipboard to New Bear Note”