I realise this is a pretty high-level feature request, and is therefore unlikely to make it into OF2 for Mac. Nevertheless, I’d like to suggest it as it would dramatically improve my workflow around repeating actions/projects.
I have a number of projects and actions that pop up once a month or once a quarter. In every case, I have some text in the Notes field to remind me how to approach these items (including helpful links, etc.); however, I also use the Notes field to record some information about the item as I work on it.
As it currently stands, there is no easy way for me to ensure that the next instance of the action/project, which will be created when I complete the current instance, starts with a “clean” copy of the Note field text, rather than the one filled with instance-specific scribblings. I could either remember to delete all my instance-specific notes before completing the item (in which case I lose my record of those notes), or I need to go find the newly-created instance and clean up its Notes field after completing the current instance, which involves a lot of fiddling to make this deferred item visible for editing.
I suggest that repeating actions should have a ‘Note’ field as well as, optionally, a second ‘Note for this item only’ field. When completing the repeating item, the contents of the ‘Note’ field would be copied to the new instance, whereas the ‘Note for this item only’ field would always start blank in the new instance.
I realise my use case may be exceptional, and perhaps I could implement something with AppleScript and a delimiter in the Note field to achieve the same workflow, but if the need to take instance-specific notes on an action/project is more widespread, as I hope, I wonder if such a feature (or equivalent functionality) might be considered for the future. It could make a great Pro-only feature… ;)