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remindersToTodoist.applescript

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Apple Reminders to Todoist (for macOS)

This script transfers your reminders from Apple Reminders to your Todoist.

Transfer your Apple Reminders to Todoist
All accessible information will be transferred

What information will be transferred

  • The title/name of the reminder
  • The body/description (adds a Todoist "note") - only Todoist Premium
  • The due/remind date (in Apple Reminders both dates are the same) - only Todoist Premium
  • The priority

What NOT

(Applescript has no access to these information yet)

  • Remind by location
  • Remind interval/repetition (e.g. daily)

Why/When you should use this script?

If you prefer to use Todoist over Reminders but still want to use Siri for creating ToDo's (e.g. on your iPhone or on your Apple Watch). You could use some Apps like IFTTT or Workflow but they just don't transfer important information like the due date (and I use "Hey Siri, remind me to do that at 3 pm" on my Apple Watch alot).

Edit and Configure

You can edit this code, just make sure to select JavaScript as the language in Script Editor.

At the top you'll find the lines:

// config
var listName = '...',
	todoistToken = '...';

Just write your Apple Reminders list name (case sensitive, doesn't have to be the full name, e.g. if you use Emojis) and your Todoist token (which can be found in the Todoist Settings > Account > API token).

Run

You can run this script manually by opening it in Script Editor (and choosing the JavaScript language) and running it (CMD + R), or by running it via Terminal:
osascript -l JavaScript remindersToTodoist.applescript

Or run this script automatically (like daily or hourly) via cronjob. You can edit your cronjobs by runningy crontab -e on the Terminal or just install Cronnix for editing over a GUI.

Recommended

If you run this script as a cron job (like me) and it annoys you to see the Reminders app icon in the Dock every few hours (like me), you can hide the Reminders Dock icon with this script:
https://github.com/FirePanther/MacOS-Hide-Dock-Icon

Edit: After the latest MacOS Updates you shouldn't hide native apps anymore. My AppleScript hadn't Reminders permissions anymore.

After hiding the icon you have to run the Reminders app, accept everything (Reminders want to access this and that), quit the app and open it again. If everything is fine you should see your lists and reminders and no Dock icon.

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2016 Suat Secmen

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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