Create a To-Do entry in Things app

It’s very easy to create a new to-dos based on email conversations. Most importantly, Things creates a to-do that links back to the Gmail conversation.

How to configure Things app

  1. In Thing app go to Things > Preferences > Quick Entry.

  2. Uncheck the Enable shortcut for Quick Entry with Autofill checkbox and then check it again.

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  3. When prompted, download a fresh copy of the Things Helper and run it — it’ll be automatically installed into the right location and the feature will be fully functional again.

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How it works

  1. If Mailplane 3 is open, restart it.

  2. In Mailplane 3: open a Gmail conversation.

  3. Select some text inside the conversation, it’ll be added as Things to-do note:

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  4. Select Mailplane 3 > Services > New To-Do Containing Selection as Note or press the hotkey. As a result you’ll get the Things Quick Entry dialog:

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  1. Make your changes and press Save to add the to-do. After the dialog closes, the to-do can be found in your Things inbox. Just click the email link and your conversation will magically open inside Mailplane 3.

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Published on 25 Apr 2013 by Gor.