Many DEVONthink users are also Getting Things Done (GTD) enthusiasts — maybe because productive people always choose the most powerful tools for staying highly productive? And GTD users often also use a so-called ‘tickler file’, a group with sub-groups for each month, again containing sub-groups for each day:
The idea is to use these group to file (or replicate) documents that are needed on a specific day. When the task it not done you simply move the items to a new group in the future and you are certain that you will stumble upon them on that very day. A cool idea … but: what if you forget to look into the ‘tickler file of the day’? People will get angry, you’ll miss the chance to sign that million-dollar deal, and your children will starve because you did not buy the pasta for your famous home-made lasagna.
DEVONthink power user Luc Beaulieu attended to this problem and came up with an AppleScript that adds reminders for each of these groups to iCal so that it’ll be harder to ignore the call in the future. Click here to download an example database that also includes the script and a Read Me file explaining how to use it.
Thank you, Luc, for sharing this cool script with us.