I enjoy the feature of creating reminders from a web page with one click. similar to how Omnifocus does this.

Can Apple's Reminders do the same by apple scripting or other addition/short cut?

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If you want to add a selected text as a reminder

  • Open Automator
  • Create a new service
  • Service receives selected text in any application
  • Add a Run ApplScript Action
  • Add the following script
  • Save it

the script :

on run {input, parameters}

    tell application "Reminders"
        set theReminder to (make new reminder with properties {name:input})
    end tell

    return input
end run

Now when selecting text, you can with a right clic add it as a reminder. If you want that only in Safari. Replace the any application with Safari at the top of the Automator window.

And if you don't want to show the Application Reminders when adding a new one, just remove the line activate in the script.

  • Nice idea, but please do some editing on the last sentence. What do you mean by "shop the App Reminders"?
    – ismail
    Jan 17, 2013 at 9:02
  • 's/shop/show' done. Jan 17, 2013 at 9:26

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