Mail Todo

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TayHarley, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. TayHarley macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2008

    So OSX Lion works fine but whatever happened to creating Todo's out of mail - select the name or text and right-click to create a Todo? It worked, well worked if you highlighted text anyway !

    Now when you select text in Mail, you get a range of options but not one of them allows you to create a ToDo. Do I really want to Copy the text (possible), Tweet text (maybe), open as a Twitter name (unlikely), or add a spoke track to iTunes (wtf for !?).

    NO No no ...!!! I want to create a Todo or reminder that embeds in iCal that tells me to follow up on a mail or telephone a contact.

    The forums are full of marketing alternative ToDo apps that only go part of the way - Snow Leopard did it previously so why not Lion.

    Is there a Reminder's enhancement I don't know about or am I facing downgrading to OSX SL until Lion is upgraded !?

    Advice appreciated on getting a resolution.

    Thx in advance . . . . TayHD :confused:
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Like you said, this was removed in Lion, but you can use Automater to create a Service to add the feature back.

    Start Automater and select Service then create the service like in my screen cap. Now save and name it whatever you want... maybe "Add Reminder".

    Now when you select text in Mail you can right click and pick "Add Reminder" to create a task in iCal with the selected text.

  3. daveksmith macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012
    I created an Automator action that does this. it provides some advanced features over the stock action provided by Apple, such as adding URLs and notes to the reminder. Feel free to check it out at this website.
  4. TayHarley thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2008

    I'll give it a go, too busy at work and need to get this sorted. Thx for the advice.
  5. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Works for me. I can use this from Outlook Mac to create a to do on iCloud.
  6. daveksmith macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012
    Happy to hear. Make sure to check back to the website regularly as I will be making updates continually. Also, I appreciate any feedback on how to make it better.

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