OmniFocus has been my primary task management app for quite a while now. One feature I requested a while back is a setting that allows OmniFocus to have referential Due Date entry based on the task's Defer Date. The idea is if I have a deferred date in the future, say
2015-04-07, and I use the OmniFocus syntax of
+2w to set the Due Date in 2 weeks, I don't want my Due Date to be 2 weeks from now, I want my Due Date to be another 2 weeks from the Defer Date. I finally got around to making a Keyboard Maestro macro to have referential Due Dates in OmniFocus.
The KM macro is keyed off of a trigger keystroke of
+d2w to set the Due Date in OmniFocus to be 2 weeks from the Defer Date. The macro looks like this:
So now if I set a task to have a deferred date of
2015-04-07, and use the KM macro keystroke of
+d2w, the whole process looks like this:
The Applescript in the KM macro is:1
set dateString to the clipboard set thisDate to date dateString set deferDate to thisDate + 14 * days set deferDate to deferDate + 12 * hours set DueDate to deferDate as string set the clipboard to DueDate
I have 3 referential due dates macros so far:
I still have my fingers crossed that Omnigroup will have a setting to enable referential dates in future versions of OmniFocus.
I've never claimed to be an Applescript expert. ↩