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!

Posted on March 15, 2015, in Research and Academia, Software and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: