Schlagwort-Archive: Freeware

Outlook to OmniFocus take 2

This is an update to the previous release of my Outlook script. The main changes are

  • no more terminal hackery for properly configuring scripts
  • script now uses absolute path which should allow you to also use it within a mail rule without changes
  • does not leave dead files around spamming your root folder (yay)

One thing that it does not yet do properly is handling character conversion well when you receive mails with odd characters (@Invoker, I haven’t managed to fix this yet even though I spent already quite considerable time with it, will keep looking for a solution. If anyone knows how to convert koi8-r characters properly to utf8 I am all ears).

So summing it up, it fixes most of the problems that people were reporting previously.

Install instructions:

  1. Double click the OutlookToOmniFocus-v3.tar.gz to extract it
  2. Copy the contents of the zip file to <userhome>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Outlook Script Menu Items (you can do this even easier by opening Outlook, selecting the script menu item „About this menu…“ and then click „Open Folder“.
  3. that’s it

In case something goes horribly wrong

I obviously dont hope that it does, but please open console and watch for suspicious messages. Typically this will give you some idea.

Download

Download the file here: OutlookToOmniFocus-v3.tar.gz

Update 31.10.2010

Wow, today is really busy, released a new version which should fix all known issues as well as be much smaller.

Check it out here Outlook to Omnifocus take 3

Outlook to OmniFocus

So just in time for the public release of Outlook for the Mac this is the update that will make Outlook and OmniFocus play nice with each other. It is an update to the version for Entourage (here). In addition to preventing the nasty error dialog that came up if you used the old script, this will now also process the email content which prevents HTML tags from showing up in your task description in OmniFocus. However, this comes at a price, you have to install a couple of commandline perl tools.

Update 31.10.2010

I have released a new version. Please use that one from now on.

Outlook to OmniFocus take 2

Update 25.10.2010

I have now created a packaged version of the script which does not require you do go through all the trouble with installing tons of dependencies. The downside is that the script file is rather large (15MB). If you dont mind this, it is definitely the easier install.

Download the new script from here SendOutlookToOmniFocus-v2.

Install instructions (updated 2010-10-29):

1. Copy the contents of the zip file to <userhome>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Outlook Script Menu Items (you can do this even easier by opening Outlook, selecting the script menu item „About this menu…“ and then click „Open Folder“.

2. Go to terminal into the previously mentioned folder and perform

chmod a+x decoder

For the non terminal warriors (level 75): that means you open terminal and then type

cd Doc (hit the tab key)/Micro(hit the tab key)/Outl(hit the tab key)

the terminal will complete this automatically as you hit tab, so you should then see

cd Documents/Microsoft User Data/Outlook Script Menu Items/

then hit enter and type

chmod a+x decoder

then hit enter again, and you are done.

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Old outdated info from last time round:

This might not be for the faint of heart but with a nice time machine backup in your back pocket, what can go wrong, eh?

Installation instructions (out of date)

1. I only tested this with Snow Leopard, so if you are using something older, your mileage may vary

2. open Terminal and type in the following

sudo -s
(you will be prompted for your password)
cpan YAML MIME::Parser

Now you will be asked a ton of questions, I always take the default answer by hitting the Enter key. This will seriously take a couple of minutes (sorry, perl wants to download half of the internet in order to satisfy a single dependency).

3. You can close terminal now

3. Almost done, now copy the contents of the zip file to <userhome>/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Outlook Script Menu Items (you can do this even easier by opening Outlook, selecting the script menu item „About this menu…“ and then click „Open Folder“.

4. now you should be good to go.

In case something goes horribly wrong

I obviously dont hope that it does, but please open console and watch for suspicious messages. Typically this will give you some idea.

Also it might be useful to try and run the script manually and see if it reports issues. You can do this by opening Terminal, navigating to the script menu folder (cd ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Outlook Script Menu Items) and then executing

perl decoder.pl

If this returns some errors then you have done something wrong, re-read the install instructions and try and be extra careful when you repeat them.

This program wants to read from the standard input, since you dont really have anything right now, you can hit Ctrl-C now.

Download

Download the file here: SendOutlookToOmniFocus.

TimeTracker OSX 1.3.10 stable

This is a release announcement of TimeTracker 1.3.10. This is a bugfix release with the following changes.

  • IMPORTANT! requires Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • fixed a potential segfault when starting a recording after having „all projects“ selected
  • fixed issue 75 adding a recording via the plus while last week filter is on does not show the recording until restart

As always you can grab the build from here or just update via the app.

If you have problems, questions or other feedback, let me know.

UPDATE:

note that I had to re-upload a modified binary. Therefore, if you upgraded in the time between my 2nd upload and me changing the appcast you might get a signature mismatch. If this happened to you, please just download the linked file and replace the old timetracker in your Applications folder. Sorry for the inconvenience.

TimeTracker for OSX 1.3.9 beta

I want to announce the availability of the next beta release of Time Tracker for Mac 1.3.9.

Changes include:

  • IMPORTANT! requires Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • fixed the problem where „all tasks“ was not updating the time in realtime.
  • fix the problem where after selecting a different project the „all tasks“ didnt show the correct time (but the time from the previously selected project)
  • fixed issue 70 czech localization added (trial)
  • fixed issue 65 drag and drop support was broken for tasks

You can either grab it via the updater or from here http://time-tracker-mac.googlecode.com/files/Time%20Tracker-1.3.9.zip

As always your comments and suggestions are very welcome.

TimeTracker 1.3.8 stable release

This is a release announcement of TimeTracker 1.3.8. This is a bugfix release with the following changes.

  • IMPORTANT! requires Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • fixed refresh of display after deleting a recording
  • migrated appcast update urls to new mercurial site
  • fixed calculation of filtered time (regression introduced by project closing support)
  • fixed issue 69 TT hangs when starting a task using the system menu while inactivity popup is shown

As always you can grab the build from here or just update via the app.

If you have problems, questions or other feedback, let me know.

Time Tracker 1.3.6 for Mac stable release

I want to announce the availability of the next stable release of Time Tracker for Mac 1.3.6.

Changes include:

  • changed toolbar icons to the ones courtesy of Bernard Bélanger (thanks a lot)
  • finder info now shows correct app version (thanks to Russe for the tip).
  • fixed issue 22 Now users can choose to display durations as decimal hours.
  • fixed issue 51 Keyboard shortcut for export CSV
  • fixed issue 52 resizing preferences window causes overlap

You can either grab it via the updater or from here http://time-tracker-mac.googlecode.com/files/Time%20Tracker-1.3.6.zip

As always your comments and suggestions are very welcome. The preferences for the decimal hour display are a bit rough, if someone has a suggestion on how it can be made more intuitive, let me know.

TimeTracker OSX 1.3.5 beta release

I want to announce the availability of the next beta release of TimerTracker for Mac. Version 1.3.5 has the following modifications:

  • IMPORTANT! requires Mac OS 10.5 or higher
  • fixed issue 44 where CSV export did not include seconds.
  • fixed issue 45 bring back drag and drop support for projects and tasks
  • fixed issue 28 added support to close the main window and leave TimeTracker running
  • fixed issue 49 Text filtering broken when used in conjunction with smart filters
  • fixed issue 47 filterbox sometimes appears partially out of view
  • now when loading data (importing from old versions) TT makes sure that task names are not duplicated within a project

I have not marked it as public as I first want to see how „daring people“ fare with this. So let me know if you have problems.

You can either grab it via the updater or from here http://time-tracker-mac.googlecode.com/files/Time%20Tracker-1.3.5.zip

TimeTracker 1.3.4 stable release

Good news, I have fixed a few more annoying issues and now declare 1.3.4 as stable. This is now available on the new stable app cast and I will try to move existing users over to my updated version. I have also committed all outstanding changes into SVN so for the adventurous, you should be able to compile on your own. If not, let me know.

There has not really been any big new feature just a few minor updates (and sparkle updates should be working well now).

If you have 1.3.3 you should be able to get 1.3.4 automatically through sparkle. If it does not prompt you, click „Check for updates“ and it should be available.

You can also directly grab the new version at

http://time-tracker-mac.googlecode.com/files/Time%20Tracker-1.3.4.zip

Creating OmniFocus Tasks from Entourage, take 3

Omnifocus-1

It seems that my previous script to make omnifocus tasks out of entourage stopped working, either due to OF 1.7.x or Snow Leopard.

Anyway I have updated the script now and it should work on all versions.

Entourage2Omnifocus

Update 7.1.2010

While this mail rule is currently the latest one, please take a look at the newest posts tagged with „Omnifocus„, to find if there is a newer version.

Update 19.10.2010

In case you have switched to Outlook, take a look at this post.

Update 7.12.2010

Just in time for the holidays there is an updated version of the script for all you Entourage users out there.

Creating OmniFocus tasks in Entourage – take 4