Import Things tasks into Apple’s Reminders

OK, so I was making a list of things to do today, but then I decided that having created them in Things, I wanted to move them to Apple’s Reminders. Don’t ask – I’m a task list fetishist.

A neat trick you can do with Cultured Code’s Things is to select a bunch of tasks and drag them to a text editor, which will create one line per task with any note appended in brackets. Looks sort of like this:

This is all very well, but there’s no simple way to get that list into Reminders without copying and pasting the relevant bits individually. That sounded boring, so instead I learned enough AppleScript to do it automatically. It probably took more time, but it was definitely more amusing. Anyway, it was that or complete the bunch of tasks I’d just written down.

Here’s the AppleScript code to accomplish this feat.

Yes, I know. AppleScript is weird.

So, now that I’ve written the blog post about the script to migrate to one task manager from another the list of tasks I made of things to do this morning, it’s this afternoon. Yay!