Omnifocus automation: add date into note


Discovering the very nice Complete and Await Reply plug-in from Rosemary Orchard, I would like to add automatically the date of the day in the field note of the duplicated task to keep track of the date I send the message for which I’m awaiting reply, for example.

I’m not sure how I would have to modify the javascript to edit field of the task and add a date.

Thanks a lot to anyone who can give me a pointer for this!

All the best,


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I don’t know JavaScript, but this is what I have. Works great.
Replace with your tag.

	"author": "Rosemary Orchard",
	"targets": ["omnifocus"],
	"type": "action",
	"identifier": "com.rosemaryorchard.omnifocus.complete-and-await-reply",
	"version": "1.0",
	"description": "Mark the currently selected task as complete and add a new task to await the reply.",
	"label": "Complete and Await Reply",
	"mediumLabel": "Complete and Await Reply",
	"paletteLabel": "Complete and Await Reply",
(() => {
	let action = new PlugIn.Action(function(selection) {
		let duplicatedTasks = new Array()
			insertionLocation = task.containingProject
			if(insertionLocation === null){insertionLocation = inbox.ending}
			dupTasks = duplicateTasks([task], insertionLocation)
			dupTasks[0].name = "Waiting on reply: " +;
			dupTasks[0].note = "Posted: " + new Date().toLocaleDateString() + ' at ' + new Date().toLocaleTimeString()
		idStr = duplicatedTasks.join(",")
		URL.fromString("omnifocus:///task/" + idStr).open()

	action.validate = function(selection){
		return (selection.tasks.length >= 1)
	return action;

I’ve wanted to finish this script for a long time (thanks to Rosemary Orchard), as Kurt Clifton originally did it, and then I saw your post and decided to make it for myself and share it with you.

ps: i don’t speak english, sorry - google translator. ¯ \ _ (ツ) _ / ¯

Great, @novmax! Thanks a lot, it works exactly as I wanted! 👍