TaskCollector for Cultured Code Things 2.5: DevonThink and Finder editions

Last week I published on this blog an AppleScript code for collecting tasks from text files (meeting notes, conferences notes and so on) stored in or taken directly in DevonThink Pro / Pro Office. Here is the latest version of the code. It also contains a Finder version that will let you pick a file anywhere on your computer (e.g. you are not a DevonThink users) and perform a similar task.

Included ReadMe file content

Disclaimer:

I am not a professional AppleScript person. So this is provided as is. As of March 12 2015, it works on my system:

– DTPO v2.8.3

– Things 2.5.3

– OSX 10.10.2

TaskCollector is design to extract tasks from text files, as delimited by some specific keyword, and turn them into entries in Cultured Code Things 2 (2.5) task manager on OSX.

Instructions for the DevonThink Pro /Pro Office Edition:

  • The file TaskCollector-DTP is the one you are looking for.
  • I use the keyword “ACTION:” because this is what I use in my notes. You can change this for anything you want (Task, ToDo, …) by changing the assignment to “textDelim”. One stop!
  • Copy the file to : your library -> Application Support -> DevonThink Pro -> Scripts folder and pick an appropriate subfolder. I used the Data one.
  • Your can assign a hot key by adding, e.g.,  ___Cmd-F15 (3 underscores) at the end of the file name e.g. TaskCollector-DTP___Cmd-F15.
  • In DevonThink (Pro or Office edition), the script will now be available via the Application Script menu (or hot key if you assigned one).

Instructions for the Finder Edition:

  • The file TaskCollector-Finder is the file you are looking for.
  • I use the keyword “ACTION:” because this is what I use in my notes. You can change this for anything you want (Task, ToDo, …) by changing the assignment to “textDelim”. One stop!
  • Simply double-click to run the script or embed it using Automator to make a small application with the script.
  • Once running you will get a window to navigate to your file. Tasks will be collected and entry made in Cultured Code Things Inbox.

Enjoy!

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