Categories: Automation
Platforms: Mac


OmniFocus for Mac (Pro) can be automated through the use of AppleScript. FastScripts makes accessing these scripts quick and convenient.

App Description

OmniFocus for Mac (Pro) includes extensive support for AppleScript, a native OS X technology. This support makes automation and integration with other OS X apps possible, adding speed and convenience to OmniFocus workflows.

Once installed, OmniFocus scripts can be launched by adding them to the OmniFocus toolbar by choosing Customize Toolbar from the View menu. But, this means reaching for your mouse or trackpad every time you want to trigger a script, and the toolbar can quickly become cluttered. An alternative is to install FastScripts, thats adds an icon to your menu bar that, with a little configuration, displays all your installed OmniFocus scripts when OmniFocus is in the foreground. Additionally, you can assign keyboard shortcuts to the scripts that you use most frequently.

A free version of FastScripts is available from Red Sweater’s website. It contains all of the functionality of the paid product, but you’re limited to ten keyboard shortcuts. To remove this limitation, purchase the full version either from Red Sweater directly or through the Mac App Store.

Tip: Check out theĀ OmniFocus AppleScript DirectoryĀ for easy access to some of the best AppleScripts written forĀ OmniFocus.