Dec 24, 2012
If you’ve followed my writings or posts on ToodleDo, or taken my Video Course on using ToodleDo with MYN, then you know the way you create ToodleDo tasks from e-mail (from any e-mail system) is to forward the e-mail to your special ToodleDo e-mail address—and the task magically appears in ToodleDo.
Well, if you use a web-based e-mail system (like Gmail, Yahoo mail, or say Outlook.com), there’s another, quicker, way to create tasks from e-mails. It’s to use ToodleDo’s Bookmarklet.
You install it in your web browser. Once installed, with the email window open in your web browser, you simply click the ToodleDo Bookmarklet button, and a ToodleDo task window opens with the URL of that message copied into the body of the task. So just enter a task title, date it, prioritize it, and you are done; the task gets saved to your ToodleDo account.
Again, this is a bit faster than going through the e-mail forwarding steps in most mail systems, and you don’t need to memorize the “codes” to set priorities and dates.
- This only works if the e-mail system opens in it’s own window for each message—so most reading-pane style e-mail web readers (for example Outlook Web Access ) won’t work because the URL doesn’t change with each message.
- Note it copies the e-mail’s URL into the task, not the e-mail contents. The forwarding method actually copies the contents, which might be better.
- The Bookmarklet may not be installable on tablet browsers.
Here’s the ToodleDo URL from which you can read more and install this: http://www.toodledo.com/tools/bookmarklet.php