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Desktop Todo

This is an Alfred Workflow inspired by an @holman's idea:

All todo does is put a file on my Desktop with the filename given. That's it. I aggressively prune my desktop of old tasks and keep one or two on there at a time. Once I've finished a todo, I just delete the file. That's it.

Desktop Todo allows you to create/delete empty items on your desktop from Alfred. That's it.


Create a simple todo

Open Alfred and type:

t my todo item

will create an empty my todo item file on ~/Desktop.

Create a colorful todo

Adding the -c parameter followed by a color number (see below) will set the 'Label' of the file, just as you can do with the Finder.

t -c2 my important todo item

will create an empty my important todo item file on ~/Desktop labeled in red.

Available colors are:

  1. Orange
  2. Red
  3. Yellow
  4. Blue
  5. Purple
  6. Green
  7. Gray

Delete a todo

Open Alfred and type d followed by a space will list you empty files without extension (assumed as todo items) from ~/Desktop.

Selecting one and pressing Enter will delete it.