Creating OmniFocus Actions from Voicemails

Finding it difficult to manage voicemails? Learn how to transform voicemails into OmniFocus actions.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS

You can use the same steps to create OmniFocus actions from voicemails in OmniFocus 3. Alternatively, you can use Siri Shortcuts and the Send File to OmniFocus Shortcut.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS - Repeat DailyNote that the way you create repeating actions has changed in OmniFocus 3 for iOS. Make sure that you set the Repeat From This Item’s setting to “Completion”. It typically makes sense to have the the “Process: Voicemails” action repeat every day. This keeps things manageable and helps ensure that important messages don’t slip through the cracks.

Voicemails that people leave you on your iPhone may contain time-sensitive information or requests, so it’s important to have a system in place to take whatever action is necessary.

In this video, we look at a quick and convenient ways to create OmniFocus actions based on voicemails. You’ll learn:

  • How to create OmniFocus actions that contain voicemail recordings.
  • How to add transcripts of voicemails to your OmniFocus actions (requires an iPhone 6s or later).
  • How to play voicemails from within OmniFocus.
  • A strategy to help ensure that your voicemails are processed regularly, and not forgotten.

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