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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The To Do from Mail in the dashboard!

I am not really sure why Apple didn't include something like this with Leopard. The To Do in Mail are nice, but I think there are just not separated enough. The widget called "To Do Widget" gives you a very polished interface for managing the to do from Mail. You can do everything from within the widget, even editing. It is a free download here from the developer's website.


Blogger Nathan said...

Does this work in tiger?

January 22, 2008 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

I didn't try it, but I think it unfortunately requires the Leopard version of Mail.

January 22, 2008 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Rontz said...

tigers' mail doesn't have the todo-list feature. this definitly is leopard only.

January 23, 2008 at 4:14 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

There is another excellent ToDo widget from DoBeDo. It has full functionality, nicer skin and takes less room on the dash board.

January 23, 2008 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael, DoBeDo seems to only be good if you have a limited number of tasks, otherwise it carries them over to the next page. When resized, it doesn't put all your tasks on the first page. The one talked about in this post is better, in my opinion, as it can be resized to fit all your tasks without going onto the next page, though DoBeDo does have a nicer, less cumbersome interface, a little too less cumbersome as it's inconvenient to scan through your to-do's by page. i'd forget there was another page, which could be bad.

January 23, 2008 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Hey thanks for the tip. Using the to-do's in Mail is just plain ugly.

I've actually migrated to for my to-do's, because I can use it with the iPhone. Why Apple has still integrated the to-do feature on the iPhone is beyond me.

January 23, 2008 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger David said...

I actually started using stickies for my to-do's. I dedicate one page of spaces (I love spaces) only for stickies and then just have them full size all over the desktop. I can fit twelve of them comfortably on my laptop. So, when I'm working and want to check my to-do list, I just press F8 or swipe my selected screen corner and chose my sticky space, it's hard to miss. After a task is done, I just delete it. Also, if you select 'Open At Login', the page comes up just as you left it. This works much better for me than trying to use Mail or iCal or iGTD. I always end up not using them, even with the best intentions.

January 25, 2008 at 12:47 PM  

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