Quickly create Nozbe tasks from anywhere with this keyboard shortcut

Have you ever wanted to enter a task quickly into Nozbe? Just get the thought out of your head and into Nozbe with the least ammount of friction? Me too!

Nozbe + Alfred = Happiness

Alfred, my application launcher of choice allows you to launch apps and scripts with a few keystrokes. If you’ve not heard of Alfred before head over to http://www.alfredapp.com/ and download it as it’s a great time saver.

How does it work?

Nozbe has a great feature of allowing you to email tasks direct to the website. Once in Nozbe the task is parsed and placed into your inbox (or project if you specify one). It’s great for getting email tasks out of your inbox and into Nozbe.

The Alfred Nozbe scritps I’ve created (AppleMail and Sparrow versions) use this email feature also to send tasks quickly to Nozbe with only a few key strokes. No need to use the mouse to enter any task!

If your not online the email should be stored in your outbox awaiting to be sent the next time you connect your email client.

The script in use.

I launch Alfred with my keystroke, type ‘nozbe’ then the task. Add contexts, project and due date if I want (or just get the task out of your head to be processed later) and press enter. A few seconds later the task appears within Nozbe. This workflow is not only super fast, you dont have to switch to the Nozbe app or Website. Handy when your in the flow in Word or Excel!

Setup Instructions.

  • You have Alfred installed and running right? http://www.alfredapp.com/
  • Setup a Nozbe Nickname and PIN from within the Nozbe Webapp settings. Make a note of it as you will need to add the address into the script.
  • Download the version of the script applicable to you, dependent on your Mac email client Sparrow or AppleMail.
  • Launch the script and it will show up in Alfred.
  • Change the script where it says – Enter your own NozbeNickname and PIN
  • Press Save.

It should now be setup.

Testing!

Launch Alfred using your key stroke and type ‘nozbe Test Task’
Check your Nozbe inbox, you should have a new task called ‘Test Task’ if not, check the Nickname and PIN in the script.

Advanced

You can assign tasks with Dates, projects and contexts with Alfred as follows.
nozbe Call Jim tomorrow @context #project !
The ! at the ends make the task a starred ‘Next Action’

Take a look at the Nozbe help for a full list of commands you can use in email which also apply to Alfred.

Download the Alfred scripts

AppleMail to Nozbe Alfred script

Sparrow to Nozbe Alfred script

Hopefully they should work with Sparrow and AppleMail (The 2 email clients I have access to!) without issue. If you do have any problems leave a message below and I’ll try and assist.