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New reminder from any application
Authored by: philostein on Aug 15, '12 03:43:05PM

This is a great hint for quickly making Reminders.

Reminders is also fully AppleScriptable. However, one really useful feature that scripting (or Automator, which I reckon uses the same scripting code), lacks is natural speech recognition.

Type 'Tea tomorrow at 3pm' into a script or service, and you get a literal string with no 'remind me' date. Type it into Reminders, and you get 'Tea', with a remind me date of tomorrow 3pm. A lot faster, but this removes the ability to make a Reminder from anywhere.

As a compromise, Create a new service, drag the 'Run AppleScript' action into the pane, and paste in this code:

--

try
tell application "Reminders"
activate
show list "Reminders"
end tell

delay 0.1
tell application "System Events" to keystroke "n" using command down

on error a number b
display dialog a
end try

--

Change the "Reminder" list name to your preferred list, and alter the 'delay 0.1' if it's too fast. Save, and assign a key shortcut as described in the hint.

*Speed Bonus* Activate Dictation and say 'Tea tomorrow at 3pm'. Works for me almost every time! :)

Not created anywhere, but started anywhere, and with the bonus of instant confirmation of the created reminder with its remind me date.







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