Verify Next Actions Exist
make sure you know the first step of your journey
This script scans all projects and action groups in the frontmost OmniFocus document and lets you know if any are missing a next action. I use it in my daily reviews to keep all my projects moving forward.
The search differs from OmniFocus Pro’s Stalled Projects filter — available in custom perspectives — in two ways:
- The script detects action groups with no next actions.
- The script doesn’t worry about projects that have actions starting in the future.
Here’s how to install the script:
- In OmniFocus, choose Help → Open Scripts Folder.
- Drag the Verify Next Actions Exist file into the scripts folder.
- Control-click the toolbar and choose Customize Toolbar to add the script to the toolbar in OmniFocus.