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10.4: Track current tasks via Smart Folders
Authored by: Aeschylus on May 16, '05 07:52:55PM

Another very good way to track projects is to add Spotlight keywords to each file that you generate for the project. For general files, you can use the Automator freeware program "Batch Apply Spotlight Keywords" to apply the keywords to the appropriate files. There are applescripts that will apply Spotlight Keywords to Mail messages.

Then just set up the keyword such as "Project: Bridget Jones Love Letters" and use this keyword in your Smart Folder.

You can track an unlimited amount of projects and there is no need to change labels back and forth.



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10.4: Track current tasks via Smart Folders
Authored by: macsolve on May 17, '05 02:45:34AM

Could you please provide a pointer to an applescript that will apply Spotlight Keywords to Mail messages?



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10.4: Track current tasks via Smart Folders
Authored by: zee_on on May 17, '05 03:31:28AM

I was thinking, man, that is not possible, all of mail.app's messages are in a mail database, like all one file, those .MBOX. but these mbox's are just bundles, which tiger doesn't even seem to recognize anymore, so inside them is a folder named "Messages" which of course has all the messages in the folder, so you could make a smart folder that has all your mail messages in side it. you could do anything with them then, and with automator, you could make a simple workflow to add keywords to them. I am right now playing around with the mail files, each message is in a format called .elmx, I am not sure what that stands for, but spotlight doesn't seem to recognize it as a file type. so I am trying to work around that as I type here.



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10.4: Track current tasks via Smart Folders
Authored by: jporten on May 28, '05 04:15:59AM

See MessageLaser on my site: http://www.jeffporten.com/software



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