I’m just trying OF and trying to set up all the things that I do in Evernote. I’m pretty much there but have not been able to find out how to do these 3 things, which may not be possible…but this would be useful to know instead!
- I use links to local files/folders of the form 'file://…". I’ve tried putting them into OF Actions a few times and with a couple of different machines. But in OF, although the short links work, the longer ones just go a couple of levels down without getting to the path’s target.
Is anyone else having this problem? Is this a known problem or some kind of security measure? I don’t think the links are malformed, they look fine and work properly from other sources.
- By default, I’d like to have one app that does everything but I’m gradually coming around to the opinion that you use OF for GTD and, say, Evernote for storing notes. So, I can keep a Classic Note Link to an Evernote from an OF Action, (with a reciprocal EN -> OF link) for convenience. Perfect.
But because the OF Action always has a status (e.g., Active/Complete) I need to choose one to house the Evernote link. Of course, it’s not really an Action at all, the Action is just a place to hold an Evernote Classic Link.
This is ok, it works but it feels as though I’m missing something. Surely there should be a note-like thing with no Action status for links and, say, general notes that require no action. Am I missing something or overthinking something that’s not really a problem?!
- I think that the answer is ‘no—can’t be done’ but since we’ve come this far together, I thought I’d ask!
In Evernote, I’ll often write up some notes, a couple of paragraphs, some bullet points and they will contain some action points as Check-list todos. I set up a Smart Search (so like an OF Perspective) for Evernotes that are both tagged for a project and have an unchecked todo.
This fits will with some of my habits, in a way, that won’t work well with Project Actions in OF…unless there actually is a way to have multiple todos in an Action, that I’ve missed.