Integration with Things 3 (Things from Cultured Code

(Chuck Clark) #1

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Your need in one sentence

As a user of Station and Cultured Code’s Things 3 I want to be able to trigger Things Helper populated with metadata from GMail inside of Station so that important emails can be tracked as part of my TODO tracking system.

Tell us about the current experience

When I activate the helper I would like to have the information about the current email passed from Station to Things Helper. Here is a screenshot of GMail running in Chrome (similar behavior happens with Firefox and Safari).

When I trigger the exact same sequence from within Station I see the following:

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Tell us what you are looking to change

I’d like for Station to minimally pass the URL of the current app along to the Helper so I can link and get back to the email easily. But including the subject and sender would be nice.

More info about the Helper can be found here.

How would it change your experience

The main advantages for me are:

  • Things 3 is a core part of my workflow. Previously I used OmniFocus from the OmniGroup and there we similar integrations so I expect OF users would embrace Station as a part of their workflow then too.
  • I find that I’m not adding important emails to my TODO list because I need to manually create them.
  • When I do manually create them often times it is too tedious to capture the URL and full subject so I try to express the email in concise terms that will remind me…but often times it isn’t enough context.