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Apple Mail → 2Do: Create a Task From Email

Apple Mail → 2Do: Create a Task From Email

This AppleScript allows you to easily create tasks in 2Do from your messages in Mail.app. You can choose from a list of custom tags that you can optionally set. Message subject becomes task’s title and link to the message in Mail will be included in a note.

Installation

The best way to install Applescripts into Mail is to use them as an OS X Service and assign them to a shortcut key. You can also find it in [App name] > Services menu.

  1. Download the OS X Service DMG installer (link below).
  2. Open the DMG file, open the script and install the service on your computer.
  3. Open ‘System Preferences’, go to Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services
  4. Select the ‘MailTo2Do’ service; Assign a shortcut key to the service.

Usage

  1. Open Mail.
  2. Select a message in the list.
  3. Press your chosen shortcut key.
  4. Your selected message appears in 2Do as a task.