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rhydlewis / search-omnifocus

Alfred workflow that allows free text searching of OmniFocus tasks

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Search OmniFocus Alfred Workflow

What is this?

This is a workflow for Alfred that performs free text searches on OmniFocus data.

Why would I want such a thing?

Well, I want it because I can't quickly search for, say, a task within OmniFocus using OmniFocus' search field. OmniFocus restricts search results to the current perspective or selection. Other people have noticed this too.

How to install

Download the

file from the Releases page.

How to use


This workflow only works with OmniFocus 3.

Searching for tasks

  • Search for all tasks within OmniFocus (irrespective of status) with

Searching for tasks in the Inbox and the Library

  • Search for all tasks within OmniFocus (whether you've processed them or not) with

Searching the inbox

  • Search the OmniFocus inbox with

or just list all tasks in the inbox with


Searching for projects

  • Search for projects with

Searching for tags or contexts

  • Search for a specific tag with
    or context with

or just list all tags with

or contexts with

  • Search for a specific context with

Searching for perspectives

  • Search for a specific perspective with

or just list all perspectives with


Searching for folders

  • Search for a specific folder with

or just list all folders with


Searching for task or projects notes

  • Search for a specific note in a task or project with

  • Search for a specific note in a flagged task
  • Search for a specific note in active task

Narrowing results

  • Search just for active tasks with

or just for active projects with


  • Search all flagged tasks with

or for flagged and active tasks with


  • Show the 10 most recently modified tasks with

or show the 10 most recently modfified and non-completed tasks or projects with


  • Show overdue or due items with

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