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:
- Running Gmail in Chrome hogs battery
- 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.
- You need to install Mailplane and Todoist for Mac.
- In your Mac SYSTEM PREFERENCES goto KEYBOARD, then SHORTCUTS, then SERVICES.
- 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).
- 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.