Will Henderson has written a “micro-app” that lets you quickly email a note, to-do or reminder to yourself in Mail.app.
He got frustrated by iCal’s to-dos, which didn’t quite do what he wanted, as he explains:
For a while now, I’ve been sending myself todos via iCal, but that’s not good enough – it requires a net connection and it doesn’t cover many usage scenarios, i.e.
â€¢ I want a task that doesn’t have a particular due date
â€¢ I want a task that can be filed or tagged (using Mailtags , of course)
â€¢ I want searchable notes attached to my task
Despite a small bug (notes are sometimes sent to the Drafts folder not the Inbox), the app does a good job.
You can collect the notes or to-dos in a smart mailbox easily. A condition that matches “Yourself” as a recipient catches them all.
Note to Self is donation-ware and is available from Will’s web site .
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Tags: Apple Mail, helpful apps, iCal, information manager, mail.app, Notes, Productivity, to dos