I also would benefit GREATLY being able to link to items within DTPro from a “non-DT external document & application.” Especially linking to Sheets & Records in DTPro, from both OmniOutliner (OO) and also OmniGraffle (OG). This is one of the last significant challenges in a truly flexible and smooth work-flow between the tools I most heavily rely on.
In my usage scenario, OO is great for on-the-fly organization and note taking, particularly the way in which notes/comments can be written for (and directly with) each row entry/record. To be able to link to items within DTPro would be powerful.
DTPro has become my workspace and repository for almost everything I work on (except a calendaring system). To navigate this vast information store, some type of visual map is valuable, in both understanding the data structure created and to have a simple window (dashboard/control panel in the traditional sense) to access the data. Perhaps down the road DTPro might have some functionality built-in – like a visual front-end (birds-eye-view) to the groups, files, sheets, etc.
Developing various process diagrams in OG and linking from within the diagram to DTPro would be great.
I have created what I call, for lack of a better name, OmniGraffle Document Panels. A simple graphic diagram with named icons for the various categories of a project, each a live link to the corresponding folder or document (For example, a business might have documentaion relating to use of technology, so an icon for each area, Hardware/Software Plan, Archive Plan, Backup Plan, Security Plan, Business Continuity Plan, etc.). Prior to DTPro sheets and records, my Document Panel links were to folders and files, mostly OO, OG, and Mellel documents. Now with DTPro sheets/records taking over much of my documentation and development, I need to redirect my Document Panel icon links to link within DTPro.
The potential and usage scenarios are many. Functionality back and forth between OO,OG, and DT is evidently of value to a number of us in this forum.
Devon-Technologies - thanks for software as it should be - awesome, incredibly awesome, powerful, flexible, simple!