The fact that I complained about not having a good task manager didn’t mean I stopped looking for one. After taking a quick look at the plain text TaskBadges, I’ve moved to try out OmniFocus. I don’t have a license, so I’m trying to make the best use of the
14 13 days trial.
One of the first things I’ve noticed when playing with OmniFocus was the weak support for the GMail web interface. OmniFocus Clippings works well for normal web pages, but not with the GMail web interface. Nor does the Send-to-Omnifocus emailing system (nb: the link in the reply is unusable in Google Chrome).
The OmniGroup people suggested that I should try the OmniFocus bookmarklet. Unfortunately I’ve found this bookmarklet to be very basic.
Long story short, after digging a bit through the GMail HTML and the OmniFocus custom URI scheme, I’m presenting you the improved, GMail aware, bookmarklet:
For GMail, the bookmarklet creates a new task with the email title as the task title and a note with the current selection (if any), plus a from line in the form:
From: email subject:(email subject) email_thread_url.
For normal web pages, the bookmarklet creates a new task with the document title as the task title and a note with the current selection (if any), plus a from line in the form:
You can drag & drop the bookmarklet to your toolbar from the button below:
I’ve tested the bookmarklet in Safari 5.1 and Google Chrome.