Yesterday I posted a Launch Center Pro action to prepend the date and append a single tag to all the items in a list, and then append that text to a file in Dropbox. Since then, I have been using the todo.txt command line tool and decided to upgrade the action.

This action lets you enter a task and then enter either (a) no tag (I prefer that to "context"); (b) a tag called @online; (c) any number of tags; followed by (d) no project; (e) a project called +bills; (f) any number of projects. To enter multiple tags or projects you need to hit Return after each, and then Next only when you're done.

Import the new action. Or enter the following in the action composer:

texttool://x-callback-url/transform?text=[prompt-return:tasks]&method=affix&prefix=[textexpander:ddate]%20&suffix=[-list|no tag={{}}|@online=%20%40online|tag=%20%40[prompt-list( @)]][-list|no project={{}}|+Bills=%20%2BBills|project=%20%2B[prompt-list( +)]]&scope=lines&x-success={{drafts:///create?text=[[output]]&action=todotxt}}

If you can decipher this action then you ought to be able to customize it, e.g., add +work in the projects list.

07/09/14; 01:45:33 PM

Last built: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:05 PM

By Jeffrey Kishner, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:45 PM.