Tasks Scripts

You may have noticed that my ‘Around the web’ posts have gotten a little longer in the past few weeks. The reason for this isn’t that I’m reading more or seeing more interesting tid bits on a weekly basis, it is mainly due to an improved toolset. I’ve set up a couple of scripts that make it really easy for me to save links during the week.

I have a task I use to store the draft for my ‘Around the web’ post during the week, then I post it to my blog every Sunday using the ‘post to WordPress’ feature. Most of the time, I’ll be in NetNewsWire when I see something I’d like to link to, other times I’ll be in my browser. Every once in a while I’ll get links via e-mail, but usually I won’t decide to link to them until I’ve opened the URL in the browser.

Sam DeVore created a nifty AppleScript to make a new task from an e-mail in Mail.app. I used that as a base and modified it to work as I wanted to in NetNewsWire.

Here are the scripts I use for creating a new task from a news item or web page, or to append a link to that URL in an existing task (from NetNewsWire or from Camino or Safari). These should work fine with Tasks Pro™, Tasks 2.x or a Use Tasks account.

Note: You’ll have to edit the scripts directly to set the URL of your Tasks installation (and the ID of the task you want to append to, if applicable).

This post is part of the project: Tasks Pro™. View the project timeline for more context on this post.