Remember the Milk Syntax
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So, like any modern person on the internet today, we all have our own workflows. Our own ways of staying on top of our responsibilities.
One of the key aspects of this, at least for me, is a solid application for notes and reminders.
I've spent a lot of time searching around and trying out different solutions.
The one I've settled on, for now, is called
Remember the Milk.
They have many channels for interacting with your notes, including mobile apps (iOS / Android), Desktop apps (including a client of Linux! [via electron]), a modern web app, as well as a full featured command line client.
This app checks all my boxes:
- Beautiful, modern interface
- Ability to export tasks into neutral format
- Linux Desktop client
- Android Client
- Ability to very quickly add short tasks
- Extensive Keyboard shortcuts
- Commandline client [BONUS]
- Google Assistant "client" [BONUS]
So I just want to gather all my search operators and shortcuts here so that I may be able to quickly refer back to them here:
Due Date - ^ date/time Priority - ! priority List and Tags - # list/tag Location - @ location Repeat - * how often Time Estimate - = time est. URL - Begin with http://
-V, --version output the version number -p, --plain do not use styled/colored text (overrides --color) -c, --color force the use of styled/colored text -s, --status toggle the display of the status spinner -x, --completed [value] set display of completed tasks (true/false/number of days) -d, --hideDue [value] hide tasks due more than n days from today (false/number of days) -f, --config [file] specify configuration file -h, --help output usage information Commands: add|a [task...] Add a new Task addList|al [name] [filter...] Add a new List or Smart List addTags|at [index] [tags...] Add one or more tags to a Task comp|x [indices...] Complete one or more Tasks decPri|- [indices...] Decrease the Priority of one or more Tasks due [index] [due...] Set the Due Date of a Task edit [index] [name...] Change the name of a Task incPri|+ [indices...] Increase the Priority of one or more Tasks lists|l Display all lists login Add RTM User information logout Remove RTM User information ls [filter...] List all tasks sorted first by list then by priority lsd [filter...] List all tasks sorted first by due date then by priority lsp [filter...] List all tasks sorted first by priority then due date move|mv [index] [list...] Move Task to a different List planner [start] [filter...] Display tasks in a weekly planner (start: sun, mon, today) postpone|pp [indices...] Postpone one or more Tasks pri|p [index] [priority] Change Task Priority remove|rm [indices...] Remove one or more Tasks removeList|rml [name...] Remove a List removeTags|rmt [index] [tags...] Remove one or more tags from a Task renameList|mvl [oldName] [newName] Rename a List reset Reset cached task indices tags|t Display all tags uncomp|unc [indices...] Mark one or more Tasks as not complete whoami Display RTM user information today Display prioritized tasks and tasks due or completed today
I hope you guys like RememberTheMilk as much as I do and a big thanks to their devs!