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Import lists into Reminders app on Mac from a plain text file. Apps
I wanted to import lists into the Reminders app on the iMac. (iCloud syncs the lists to other devices ... when sync is functioning correctly.) The Reminders app's import function acts only on .ics files. Went seeking solutions for plain text files.

Found Ben's Applescript at http://benguild.com/2012/04/11/how-to-import-tasks-to-do-items-into-ios-reminders/.

It provides a nice technique to import a list from a plain text file into the Reminders app on Mac OS X.
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Import lists into Reminders app on Mac from a plain text file.
Authored by: RMo on Jan 03, '14 02:45:06PM

Only tangentially related, but since the hint itself brought it up: is there any known workaround for getting snyc with Reminders to work better? I've heard the tricks to sync all (not just recent) in Settings in iOS, and not even that is working for me.



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Import lists into Reminders app on Mac from a plain text file.
Authored by: keirthomas on Jan 04, '14 03:21:26AM

In answer to RMo above (sorry, I can't find a way to reply), I wrote up the following on my blog a while ago:

http://www.mackungfu.org/force-reminders-to-refresh

You can add a Debug menu to Reminders, which contains a Refresh option. I've never been sure what it does -- does it simply download new reminders created elsewhere, or do a full sync?

Anyway, take a look. I can't remember if I discovered this tip or not, so if I didn't, thanks to whoever did!

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