Using OmniFocus with Launch Center Pro for iOS

Launch Center Pro can make it quick and convenient to create and access OmniFocus tasks.

The Launch Center Pro app for iPhone and iPad allows you to quickly and conveniently create new OmniFocus actions and access information stored in OmniFocus with just a few taps. In this video we’ll walk through the process of creating typical Launch Center Pro actions. You’ll learn:

  • How to create Launch Center Pro actions that create¬†OmniFocus actions based on a list of pre-defined tasks.
  • How to automatically include the clipboard contents in the title and notes field of¬†OmniFocus actions.
  • How to create one tap access to frequently used Custom Perspectives (the¬†Pro version of¬†OmniFocus is required to created these perspectives).

New to Launch Center Pro?

If you’ve never used Launch Center Pro¬†before, you may want to take some time to learn the basics before watching this video. Here are some resources to help you get up to speed with Launch Center Pro:

  • Contrast ‚ÄĒ The makers of Launch Center Pro have a Help Center¬†that includes documentation, tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions.
  • MacStories ‚ÄĒ¬†Alex Guyot at MacStories has¬†written a detail article covering many aspects of Launch Center Pro:¬†Automating iOS: A Comprehensive and Updated Guide to Launch Center Pro.
  • ScreenCastsOnline¬†‚ÄĒ¬†By becoming a¬†ScreenCastsOnline Member¬†you’ll have access to 500+ Mac and iOS tutorials, including in-depth screencasts that¬†focus on Launch Center Pro.¬†Your membership also include a complimentary subscription¬†to the¬†ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine.

Launch Center Pro – OmniFocus URLs

Here are the URLs that go with the Launch Center Pro actions that were created in this tutorial. They may be useful as a starting point for creating your own actions.

New Action
omnifocus:///add?name=[list:New Action|Blank=|Create Project=Create Project: |Email=Email: |Phone=Phone: |Read=Read: |Research=Research: ]

New – Clip Name
omnifocus:///add?name=[list:New Action|Blank=|Create Project=Create Project: |Email=Email: |Phone=Phone: |Read=Read: |Research=Research: ][clipboard]

New – Clip Note
omnifocus:///add?name=[list:New Action|Blank=|Create Project=Create Project: |Email=Email: |Phone=Phone: |Read=Read: |Research=Research: ]&note=[clipboard]

Errands
omnifocus:///perspective/{{Errands}}

Important
omnifocus:///perspective/{{Important}}

Phone Calls
omnifocus:///perspective/{{Phone Calls}}

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