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Log OmniFocus items done today to DayOne
Logs today's OmniFocus done items to DayOne (avoiding duplication)

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Shell script which logs, to the DayOne application, any OmniFocus tasks which :

  1. Are marked as completed since midnight last night, and
  2. have not yet been logged to DayOne.

  • The script directly queries the OmniFocus Sqlite cache, and doesn't require OmniFocus to be running.
  • It avoids duplication of items logged earlier, if the script is called several times in one day.
  • It can be called automatically from Hazel, whenever a change in the OmniFocus cache is detected, if that suits your workflow.

Usage:

This script requires installation of the Day One command line interface.

Hazel settings to monitor changes in the OmniFocus cache folder:

  • ~/Library/Caches/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus
  • or ~/Library/Caches/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus.MacAppStore

(Depending on which version of OmniFocus you are running)

Hazel settings

Or, for sparser and more aggregated logging events, combine a delaying rule with one or more fixed time events:

Two rules

Hazel gaps between logging events

Timed rules to flush the logging buffer

  • The default output format is broadly that of TaskPaper or FoldingText, but with times only.
  • Works best with Day One Preferences > Appearances: + Markdown - Link Twitter @names
  • If you need Link Twitter names then it will probably make sense to edit the '@' characters out of the script
    Project A:
    - task1 @done(HH:MM)
    - task2 @done(HH:MM)
    - taskN @done(HH:MM)

    Project B:
    - taskX @done(HH:MM)
    - taskY @done(HH:MM)
    - taskZ @done(HH:MM)

Viewing the results in DayOne:

  • When DayOne first opens it defaults to displaying a fresh editing session, and displays a Done button at upper right.
  • To view the text created by automatic logging events, you will need to click the Done button, to exit the current editing session.
  • Note that (Ver 3+ of this script) the final colon of the project line is a live link back to the project in OmniFocus.

Logging sound:

  • By default the script makes a system 'pop' sound when the done log has taken place.
  • To suppress this sound, comment out the relevant line near the end of the script (by preceding it with a hash character)
   afplay /System/Library/Sounds/Pop.aiff