Omni Automation Plug-Ins for OmniFocus

omnifocus-plug-in-icon-256For 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)

Documentation regarding access to the built-in controls in OmniFocus for plug-in management and the Automation menu is provided in the Automation Controls section. Documentation regarding the installation of Omni Automation plug-ins on all Apple platforms, is provided here.


APPLICATION
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.

PROJECT
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.

PROJECT
Sort Non-Sequential Project Tasks by Name

This action will alphabetically sort the tasks of the selected non-sequential project.

TASK
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.

APPLICATION
Tag Check

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.

TASK
Clear Tags from Selected Tasks

This action will clear all tags assigned to the selected tasks.

PROJECT
Clear Tags from Selected Projects

This action will clear all tags assigned to the selected projects.

APPLICATION
Import Tags from File

This action will convert the paragraphs of the chosen text file into OmniFocus tags.

TASK
Display Parent Project of Selected Task

This action will focus the display of the parent project of the selected task.

PROJECT
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.

TASK
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.

TASK
Move Selected Tasks into New Action Group

Move the selected tasks into a new top-level action group.

TASK
Duplicate Selected Tasks

This action will duplicate the selected tasks in their parent container.

TASK
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.

TASK
Tag Tasks whose Notes Contain…

This action will add the provided tag to every task whose note field contains the provided string.

TASK
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.

APPLICATION
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.

TASK
Delete All Tasks Tagged with Tag

This action will delete all tasks that have been tagged with the specified tag.

TASK
Set Time Zone Type for All Tasks

Converts the time zone type for all tasks to the chosen type.

TASK
Copy Selected OmniFocus Tasks to OmniPlan

This action creates copies of the selected OmniFocus tasks in the current OmniPlan project.

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.

TASK
iCal File for Task

This action will create an iCal (ics) file matching the parameters of the currently selected task.

APPLICATION
Import TaskPaper Document

This action will import the contents of the chosen TaskPaper document.

APPLICATION
Import Chosen TaskPaper into Selected Folder

This action will import the contents of the chosen TaskPaper document into the selected folder.

PROJECT
Export Selected Projects to TaskPaper File

(macOS) This action will export plain-text descriptions of the selected projects to a new TaskPaper document.

TASK
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.

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.

TASK
Add Chosen Files to Task

This action will add chosen files as attachments to the selected task.

TASK
Add Chosen Files to Task as Links

This action will add chosen files as file links to the selected task.

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.

APPLICATION
Add Today’s Forecast

Creates a new window (tab on macOS) displaying the forecast for the current day.

APPLICATION
Add 7-Day Forecast

Creates a new window (tab on macOS) displaying the forecast for the next seven days.

TASK
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.

APPLICATION
Add Chosen Perspective

This action will open a new tab (macOS) or new window (iOS or iPadOS) displaying the chosen perspective.

TASK
Copy Plaintext & Delete

Copy a plaintext list of task titles and delete the selected tasks.

TASK
Complete and Await Reply

Mark the currently selected task as complete and add a new task to await the reply.

APPLICATION
Select All Items in View

This action will select all of the tasks and/or projects in the current content view. (macOS only)

PROJECT
Push Out All Deferred Projects

This action will push out all deferred projects the entered number of days.

APPLICATION
Delete All Unused Tags

This action will delete all tags that have not been associated with items.

TASK
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.

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.

APPLICATION
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!

TASK
Note to File

This action will save the note text of the selected task to a file.

TASK
Note to Email

This action will add the note text of the selected task to a new outgoing mail message.

APPLICATION
Export Custom Perspective (v3.9)

Exports the chosen custom perspective to file.

APPLICATION
eMail Custom Perspective (v3.9)

Creates a new outgoing mail message with the chosen custom perspective.

APPLICATION
Share Clipboard Text

Here’s a useful plug-in that summons the sytem Share Panel to share the current text contents of the clipboard.

TASK
New Task with Tasks

This plug-in creates a new task with the specified sub-tasks. Empty fields will be ignored.

TASK
Add Call Task

This plug-in will create a new task with a call link in its notes.

TASK
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.

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