Creating To-Dos with a Launcher

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2015 08:51AM CEST

If you use an app launcher like Alfred or LaunchBar, you can quickly send new to-dos to Things on your Mac.

Create to-dos with Alfred

In order to add a workflow to Alfred, you’ll first need to buy the Alfred Powerpack.

To send a new to-do to the Inbox – or directly to an existing project or area – use the + keyword. A title is required and the other parameters are optional. Here’s the complete syntax:

+ title #tag1 #tag2 [project name/area name] ::note >duedate

Download Alfred Workflow

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Create to-dos with LaunchBar

You can send to-dos to Things via the Add to Things command that’s included with LaunchBar.

Support for Other Launchers

In order for your favorite launcher app to send to-dos to Things, it must support running AppleScript. Here’s the AppleScript that it needs to run:

tell application "Things.app"
	parse quicksilver input q
end tell

q is the string for Things to parse. Things understands the following syntax when parsing text from a launcher:

title #tag1 #tag2 [project name/area name] ::note >duedate




If you would like to suggest changes or send us a new launcher extension, plugin, or workflow, write us an email.




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