Mike Abdullah has updated his excellent Event Maker utility which allows for the quick creation of to-dos or events from an email in Mail.app or from scratch.
Coupled to a Quicksilver trigger (or similar), it is available system-wide, not only in Mail, as a slick way to get meetings and reminders into iCal.
The most recent version (0.4.3) fixes bugs in the Undo and Redo menus and tweaks the display of its alarms option.
Since, I last posted about it, the app has also added AppleScript support for alarms and keyboard shortcuts for adding and removing alarms.
Extra nifty, something that I had not noticed before, it allows you to set multiple alarms for the one event, in this case an email 45 minutes before, a message alert fifteen minutes before and then to launch a script that starts the event:
I’m not going to be able to forget that one easily.
Of course, most of the time I am using the clever new features in the public beta of MailTags to do this kind of scheduling work, but Event Maker is a very handy addition to my productivity tool-kit for the rare times that I am not in Mail but still need to schedule stuff.
Event Maker is donation-ware and you can get it from MacUpdate .
- Event Maker 0.3 b4
- Event Maker updated: alarms, improved interface
- Event Maker 0.2: iCal events from Mail.app
- iCal-alarmist: Customised alarms in iCal
- Event Maker 0.4: iCal events from Mail.app
Tags: Apple Mail, applescript, events, iCal, mail.app, plugins, Productivity, to dos