Not by choice, I’m forced to work in Windows at my job. Because of this, I stopped using the very convenient drag and drop feature (and send to omnifocus on mac) for sending emails to omnifocus because it provided little help when I’m on outlook at work.
What I wish, is that there was a way to send both the email link and email text to the omnifocus task. This would allow me to just “click” to open the email on osx/ios, but also do an old fashioned search of the email text in outlook to find the email.
I don’t mind trying to learn how to do this in a workflow myself, but to those of you with more experience, do you think this is even possible?
Yes, I agree.
Right now I’ve been running an OSX virtual machine with omnifocus on my Windows computer. If I just need to respond to an email then its okay and convenient to click on the hyperlink and have the email open in the mac VM email client.
The annoyance is that often I need to work with the email associated with a task on my Windows/Outlook machine (i.e. if there is a document attached, so when I do an “add to Omnifocus” rather than forward the email, there is no way to find the email on my Outlook.
In general, it would be nice if you could have both a link back to the email AND the text of the email in the task notes. But I don’t know how that would be possible.
Will the web client handle attachments? I don’t think it will, but at least I won’t have to hack my laptop to access omnifocus.
As much as I am not a fan of Evernote could this not be done there?
Send the mail to Evernote (with or without attachments) with a reference link generated to be used in OF.
Workflow may be able to handle the first part, (creating the EN note) Zapier could then listen for new notes in EN (with a certain criteria) and create an inbox task in OF via email with a clickable link.
FWIW i learn to just use the mail drop to send those items for later review at home, i’d prefer to use the mail client to send it to omnifocus, like airmail, but that only works on IOS or Mac, so not sure yet maybe a plugin later for outlook.
Same situation here. I use spark on my iOS device, I have my office365 account setup and it has share integration with OF which shares a link to the email. Best I’ve managed in my cross platform work world.
Hello - I set up an automator workflow - which sits in the services - like Omni clipping - and sends the whole email into your inbox. Edit the email address in the workflow, click on the email in the list in mail and right click - mail-services-> OmniMail, and you just sent your email (with content) to your Omni inbox…