Using Postbox with Things and OmniFocus

UPDATE: IF YOU HAVE JUST UPDATED TO THINGS 1.3, PLEASE 1) QUIT POSTBOX AND THINGS, 2) START POSTBOX, AND 3) THEN START THINGS (IN THIS ORDER).


Postbox now works with Things and OmniFocus to help you get more done with less effort.

To get started, please download and install the latest versions of Postbox and Things or OmniFocus (1.7.5).

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Things Icon Using Postbox with Things

To Setup Postbox to use Things, please follow these instructions in this order:

A new Things to-do can be created within Postbox by selecting some text and then:

  • selecting Things: New To-Do with Selection as Note or Things: New To-Do with Selection as Title from a contextual menu
  • selecting Services from the Postbox menu, and then Things: New To-Do with Selection as Note
  • using the keyboard shortcut: command+option+control+shift+0 to create a new to-do with the selection as a note

When you create a new Things to-do within Postbox:

  • the selected text will become the to-do title or note depending upon selection
  • a link back to the original Postbox message will be created within the note

OmniFocus Icon Using Postbox with OmniFocus

A new OmniFocus to-do can be created within Postbox by selecting some text and then:

  • selecting OmniFocus: Send to Inbox from a contextual menu

When you create a new OmniFocus to-do within Postbox:

  • the message subject will become the to-do title
  • the message sender will be linked along with a link back to the original message
  • the selected text will be placed into the to-do body

We hope you enjoy these integrations, and be sure to let us know how well they work for you!

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