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  • OmniFocus & Evernote Linking: Brilliant Flash of the Obvious

    Greetings fellow GTD'ers...

    I may have just had a brilliant flash of the obvious, but thought I'd share this quick tip none the less. I'm a HUGE OmniFocus fan for managing my lists. However, Evernote is where I keep all my reference materials and working files for projects. I found OmniFocus too cumbersome for storing reference documents (attaching files slows Omni down, and linking documents to a local folder doesn't work for me as I use several Macs so I like to have things stored in the cloud).

    So...after several years of using OmniFocus and Evernote...I just discovered you can drag Evernote entries into your OmniFocus tasks to create Hyperlinks. So if you're on a particular task in OmniFocus, you can have a link (or links) within that task that will pull up any note in Evernote. Even if that note changed locations within Evernote (say you switched notebooks). Slick!

    But wait, there's more

    The hyperlinking between OmniFocus and Evernote also works on your iPhone.

    Sorry if this tip is too obvious. As a long time user of both applications, I'm a little embarrassed I just discovered this now.

    Cheers,
    Rob DeMars

  • #2
    Originally posted by robfrommars View Post
    Greetings fellow GTD'ers...

    I may have just had a brilliant flash of the obvious, but thought I'd share this quick tip none the less. I'm a HUGE OmniFocus fan for managing my lists. However, Evernote is where I keep all my reference materials and working files for projects. I found OmniFocus too cumbersome for storing reference documents (attaching files slows Omni down, and linking documents to a local folder doesn't work for me as I use several Macs so I like to have things stored in the cloud).

    So...after several years of using OmniFocus and Evernote...I just discovered you can drag Evernote entries into your OmniFocus tasks to create Hyperlinks. So if you're on a particular task in OmniFocus, you can have a link (or links) within that task that will pull up any note in Evernote. Even if that note changed locations within Evernote (say you switched notebooks). Slick!

    But wait, there's more

    The hyperlinking between OmniFocus and Evernote also works on your iPhone.

    Sorry if this tip is too obvious. As a long time user of both applications, I'm a little embarrassed I just discovered this now.

    Cheers,
    Rob DeMars
    Thanks! That's a great tip that saved me some research time.

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    • #3
      Many Thanks

      Thank you! It was not obvious to me and I really appreciate your tip.

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      • #4
        not obvious to me either!

        Wow - that was very handy. thank you!

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        • #5
          Omnifocus and linking, generally

          Did you all know you can right-click almost anything in Omnifocus and copy as a link? When you paste it elsewhere, it is a hot-link.

          One way I use this is to create links to specific items in Omnifocus in my mindmaps.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chipjoyce View Post
            Did you all know you can right-click almost anything in Omnifocus and copy as a link? When you paste it elsewhere, it is a hot-link.

            One way I use this is to create links to specific items in Omnifocus in my mindmaps.
            Another good one! Thanks!

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            • #7
              Linking with iPhone

              Can you link an Evernote entry with omnifocus on your iPhone?

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              • #8
                Re: Linking with iPhone.

                Originally posted by Rcdoc View Post
                Can you link an Evernote entry with omnifocus on your iPhone?
                Not aware of any way to create a link from iPhone. Only from the desktop app.

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