OmniFocus Siri Shortcuts Directory

Bring convenience and consistency to OmniFocus for iOS through the magic of Siri Shortcuts.

Siri ShortcutsSiri Shortcuts Icon is a powerful automation technology that Apple introduced in iOS 12. By tapping into this functionality you can bring speed, convenience, and consistency to your iOS workflows, including those that integrate with OmniFocus and complementary third-party apps.  

Here are some of our favourite Siri Shortcuts. Tap the download link on your iOS device to add these to your Siri Shortcuts Library. You can use them as is or customize them to suit your needs.

How To Use Siri Shortcuts with OmniFocus

Check out our Automating OmniFocus 3 Using Siri Shortcuts: Basics (Members Video) if you’re new to using OmniFocus with Siri Shortcuts or want to review the basics. Also consider joining us for Siri Shortcuts: Beyond the Basics on January 30, 2019 from 10-11am PST (Open to All Members).

Siri Shortcuts Field Guide

David Sparks also has a great Siri Shortcuts Field Guide that offers an in-depth look at both basic and advanced topics.

Add A Call Task To OmniFocus
Use this Shortcut to quickly add an action to call someone (optionally with some added notes) to OmniFocus. This is an example Shortcut that you can easily modify to add any virtually any set action to your system.
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Drive Time
Continue playing Overcast, and open an Errands perspective in OmniFocus. Featured in the Automating OmniFocus 3 with Launch Center Pro 3 video (Members Video).
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Make OmniFocus Custom Link
When you run this Shortcut you’ll be prompted to specify a folder, context (tag), or perspective. The script copies an OmniFocus URL (link) that can be used to access the specified item on either Mac or iOS.
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Meeting Preparation
Get the next calendar event from your calendar and use that to create a note in Drafts, then open a Person perspective in OmniFocus to set you up for a meeting. Featured in the Automating OmniFocus 3 with Launch Center Pro 3 video (Members Video).
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Multiple Tasks To Inbox
Quickly save multiple tasks to your OmniFocus Inbox with minimal fuss. This Shortcut prompts you to specify the tasks then uses the TaskPaper action to add them to your inbox for further processing.
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Ready For Work
Create the start of a daily log in Drafts, play your work playlist in Overcast, and open OmniFocus to the perspective of your choice. Featured in the Automating OmniFocus 3 with Launch Center Pro 3 video (Members Video).
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Review Calendar Events for Tomorrow
When you run this Shortcut you’ll be presented with a list of items that you have on your calendar for tomorrow. Check those that you need to prepare for and “Prepare for” actions for these appointments will magically appear in your OmniFocus Inbox.
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Trigger List Tasks to OmniFocus
Use this Shortcut to help you think of important tasks that you need to add to OmniFocus.
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