A brief post to help those who are attempting to use TODOIST with Mailplane 3.

I use Mailplane 3 on my Mac for two reasons:

  1. Running Gmail in Chrome hogs battery
  2. Running Gmail in Chrome results in high memory usage

I also like having my email and calendar running in its own window that I can CMD-TAB to/from.

I give up a lot of Gmail extensions when I run Mailplane. The one I couldn’t live without was TODOIST — I typically like to add entire emails to my TODOIST task list.

Here is how to setup a keyboard shortcut in Mailplane that will allow you to add emails as tasks to TODOIST — including a link in TODOIST back to the original email that will open in Mailplane.

  1. You need to install Mailplane and Todoist for Mac.
  3. You should see an ADD TO TODOIST — check the box and assign a shortcut. I have assigned CONTROL-Q (to match the Q shortcut in the TODOIST app itself).
  4. That is it. Now, when you are in Mailplane, hitting your shortcut (CONTROL-Q), will bring up the TODOIST “ADD” box with the title already filled in as the email subject. When you save the item, a MAILPLANE link with be in the text of the item. Clicking that link will open Mailplane and bring up that email.

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