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Using Anxiety as a HUD for OmniFocus

I'm sure many of you are already aware and using Anxiety and the same goes for OmniFocus so I won't go there.

Last night I found that these two apps just go together like wine and cheese. Whatever you do in Anxiety can be synced with OmniFocus through iCal as a bridge since they both sync with iCal. I love OmniFocus but have wanted some sort of a HUD for it so I don't have to switch back and forth between my work and action list.

I wrote up a narrative on how this works for those of you who are interested: http://www.20seven.org/blog/articles/2007/12/13/anxiety-and-omnifocus-work-in-unison/

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Doing it directly

I do something similar with the OmniFocus application itself. Since I have iKey installed, I've assigned Command-F8 to open the OmniFocus application. (You could use QuickSilver or other utilities to do the same thing.)

If OmniFocus isn't running, it's started. If it is running, it's made visible and brought to the front. After I've entered a new action or checked one off (or whatever), I hit Command-H to hide OmniFocus and go back to my current work.

It's quick and easy.




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