Geek Tool Pref Pane

Geek Tool Pref Pane

I use iCalBuddy and GeekTool to display the upcoming events from my calendar on my desktop.

When I started using Remember the Milk I decided I wanted my tasks to show on there, too.

I don’t know if I have a terrible memory or a long list of things to do but it looks like I can’t get too organized.

Anyway, I googled my way through the following process (I apologized in advance but I somehow lost the links that led the way)

  1. Of course, you need to download and install Geek Tool
  2. Of course, you need to have a Remember the Milk account (free or pro)
  3. Open system preferences -> Geek Tool
  4. Drag the “Shell” icon to your desktop, a window appears allowing you to edit the Geek Tool command while a frame appears on your desktop allowing you to place your RTM tasks as you wish on the desktop
  5. To load your RTM tasks, enter the following command :
    curl –user username:password url | grep -E ‘(<li>)’ | sed -e ‘s/<[^>]*>//g’ | sed -e ‘s/&nbsp\;//g’ |  sed -e ‘s/&bull\;/*/g’
    and replace username and password by your rtm credentials. As for the URL, you can obtain it by going to your tasks and copy your RSS feed url
  6. That is it, your task list will now appear on your desktop and using the geek tool panel you can tweak the properties to make them look like you want

I hope you will not forget anything important in the future (though so many things are not as important as they seem to be ; I forgot to sign up for college once – true story)

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3 Comments to "Display Remember the Milk Tasks on your Desktop (Mac OS X)"

  1. Trackback on samantha on January 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    @alheim, your RTM tasks your your OS X desktop, I think you'll like it: http://bit.ly/4WaqoU #gtd

  2. Comment by Enrico on September 8, 2010 at 11:33 am Reply

    Here you find a slightly more sophisticated way to get the info from RTM to Geek Tool: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/tips/8518/

    • Comment by shalfon on September 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot for sharing this link here. Great script!

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