I share the problem of many - I have mac/ios at home and PC at work, where I spend most of my time…
I’m wavering between Things and Omnifocus (I prefer the look of Things, but Omnifocus seems to be doing more of what I need it to do…). I thought I could have a running text file in taskpaper format on my PC at work and at the end of the day have it converted to tasks in either Omnifocus or Things.
I love the idea of automating this, but I am an absolute newbie (two days ago I opened the script editor for the first time…).
So, the idea would be:
- have an open text file at work on PC where I add tasks throughout the day (e.g. with Notebook app) called tasks.txt
- have an app (Hazel?) that watches the dropbox folder in which tasks.txt is saved, and executes an automation (macOS? script? automator? iOS Shortcuts?) on this file at a pre-defined time (say 10pm) to populate the task manager with individual tasks.
- upon successful porting to task manager delete/strike-through text in tasks.txt
Is that possible?
Oh, and for my wishlist…
- add a step where tasks with a particular tag (e.g. @schedule) also get scheduled into the calendar on the defer/start day