Mac client: valid inputs for the date field


#1

Hello, I’ve stumbled on various valid inputs for in the main “due” field in inbox, projects, etc and was wondering if the full list of valid inputs is published somewhere? For instance, “+14 days” is valid but “in two weeks” isn’t.

And is there a secret guide to hidden or little known shortcuts elsewhere? (e.g. “e” for editing task name)

Thank you.


#2

From the secret guide:

https://support.omnigroup.com/documentation/omnifocus/mac/3.4/en/the-inspector/#dates

Scroll down to Supported Date Formats. Looks like it doesn’t like you writing out “in” or “two”. But +2w or even 2w seem to work. So does +2weeks.

For editing a task name, see under Preferences > General. You can choose either escape or or tab to begin editing. Command-return also works.


#3

Wow – there is documentation for the supported date formats in Omnifocus 3! I haven’t seen that since Omnifocus 1.

There are also some single-key letter shortcuts available for moving and editing tasks (still not documented since OF1 as far as I know). I listed them in an old post:
Keyboard shortcuts for moving and editing tasks


#4

Thank you – very helpful and not so hidden after all.


#5

Hello everyone. I have had the same issue, thanks for the useful information.