I’m new on OmniFocus, and I apologize in advance if my question has been answered before / if the solution seems obvious.
Here it is : I often use OmniFocus for work because my tasks vary everyday, and I need to list every one of them before I can get started. I work during the night, so after I’m done with my tasks, I send an email to my boss to recap what I did, so he can come to work the next morning knowing what I did when he wasn’t there.
It would be very handy if I could export my list of tasks to plain text, directly in an email. Then, I wouldn’t have to write what I did all over again, and the email would be almost ready to be sent.
Note: when I try “send to email”, it creates an email giving a link for adding those tasks in OmniFocus, which isn’t what I want.
Yes, I’m running OmniFocus on iOS, I only use my Ipad at work.
Ok, I went into Workfow ; pretty of options to get stuff into OmniFocus, but nothing that I saw to export a project to simple text. An option would be to first write Taskpaper formatted text on notes, send to OF, do what I have to do in OF and then take back that text when I’m done… and email it. But it’s not very convenient (not to mention, I sometimes add stuff to my project as the night goes, so my original text would become outdated in that case).
My use for emailing a list from OF would be to just work on OF when I’m working, then send some kind of recap to my boss.
In my opinion, Taskpaper makes no sense as a default export format. Text or Markdown would be fine. (Things 3 basically exports Markdown, although they don’t say it.) Sure, taskpaper lets some people do some things but basically it’s just clutter and an enabler of largely unproductive behavior.