OmniFocus Start Harvest
What does it do?
This script enables you to one-click start a timer for a selected OmniFocus task or project. It can be configured (see Configuring) to handle figuring out what kind of project or task should be entered. It can customize the note based on the task, it's notes, or the project. Out of the box it will open a New Timer dialog with the task name entered as the note.
This script uses System Events to control Harvest through Accessibility APIs. You'll probably need to configure that by adding Script Editor to the apps allowed to control your computer.
This script can be executed two ways. First is via Script Editor. This is useful for configuring, testing, and debugging items. After the script has been configured it's easy to add the script to the toolbar in OmniFocus in order to quickly access it. Then simply clicking on the icon launches and executes the script.
You can either download the source or a compiled binary from the latest release. You will be able to edit the binary with Script Editor.
- Open OmniFocus.
- Open the Scripts Folder from the Help menu.
- Copy script into folder.
- Proceed to Configuring.
There are two main functions that are readily customizable. They are responsible for figuring out which Harvest Project and Task to select for any given item fed into the script.
figureProject has an example of searching the name and note of the task and project to see if a string matches.
figureTask has an example of matching contexts to a task and conditionally checking a project before setting a task.
To make this script truly useful you will need to customize both of these functions.
This script is in no way affiliated with, authorized, maintained, or sponsored by OmniGroup or Harvest.
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