Would really like the ability to link to contacts. I really don’t like creating call tasks and then have to hunt up call information. Would be nice to have an interface to either link directly into the Contacts app, or bring up a list of contacts that you can select the phone number from within OmniFocus. I mean Apple’s Contacts database has an API, right? That’s how apps like BusyContacts and CardHop access it directly.
I’ve wanted this since OmniFocus 1. It’s very disruptive to stop creating a task and go dig up the phone number IMO.
I agree. I’m not fluent at all in automation and don’t use it, but I would guess to put the contact link in the task you need to access the contact anyway, but at planning time rather than at execution time,
If you have to go to the contact, then pasting the phone number in the task name and later selecting it prompts you if you want to call this number.
I do that when I enter the task, since it also disrupts my workflow to look it up at execution time.