Monday, September 26, 2016

OmniFocus 2.7

The Omni Group:

This release adds the ability to specify an encryption passphrase separate from your sync password. Don’t set a separate passphrase until you are running at least OmniFocus 2.16 on all of your iOS devices and OmniFocus 2.7 on all of your Macs.


This release also updates OmniFocus for Mac’s pasteboard format to match the TaskPaper format used by OmniFocus for iOS and makes other improvements to sharing and exporting[…]

I really like the option to use the TaskPaper format, but it often gets in the way because I’m copying and pasting a single line of text for further processing. For example, I’m merging two actions in OmniFocus, entering a URL into a non-default browser, or moving an action into FogBugz. In cases like this, the hyphen-space is unwanted, and it’s an extra step to delete it. There is a hidden preference to omit TaskPaper tags (such as the OmniFocus context) when copying, but that doesn’t address the hyphen issue. In my opinion, copying in TaskPaper format should be a separate menu command, with the regular command copying only the text that’s shown—like in other Mac apps.

Previously: OmniFocus Now Supports End-to-End Encryption.

Update (2016-10-10): Version 2.7.2 implements my suggestion:

Reverted the change that made TaskPaper text the default pasteboard format, and added a new Copy as TaskPaper menu item that always includes full TaskPaper details and copies the children of a selected item, but only if they are visible. So you won’t ever accidentally get completed or filtered items, and you can collapse a parent item if you don’t want to copy its children.

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