Category: Digital Life

Note To Self: how to quickly create tasks in Wunderlist

If you are using the mail import feature of Wunderlist, you can speed up the tasks with Note To Self Mail. The app creates tasks in Wunderlist in seconds.

Note: as Wunderlist was acquired by Microsoft and is therefore not available after 6th of May 2020, feel free to check out an alternative task manager like Trello, Evernote, Omnifocus, Asana or any other.

Thank you 6 Wunderkinder for this great app!

Setup Note To Self Mail for Wunderlist

1. Add the Wunderlist email address to Note To Self Mail

Add the email address me@wunderlist.com to Note To Self Mail. You can also set the label to “Wunderlist” or any other descriptive name.

Note To Self Mail > Settings > Add email …

2. Adjust the subject

Wunderlist uses the subject as name of a new task. Set the subject to “Use first line of note”. This ensures, that the first line is used as name and all the other text lines are moved to the description of the task.

Note To Self Mail > Settings > Add email … > Subject

Usage

Now, you can send any task to Wunderlist. With the following text …

… a new task will be created in Wunderlist …

The task was placed in the inbox list and was tagged with “home”. All the other contents of the input (line 2 up to the end) are moved to the notes of the task. That’s it!

Note To Self: how to quickly create notes in Evernote

If you are using the mail import feature of Evernote, you can improve this behaviour with Note To Self Mail. The app creates notes in Evernote in seconds.

Setup Note To Self Mail for Evernote

1. Get your Evernote email address

[…] Your Evernote email address is a unique address you can use to save emails into Evernote and looks something like this: username.5199b42@m.evernote.com. To find your Evernote email address, go to your account settings […] as described in documentation.

2. Add your Evernote email address to Note To Self Mail

Add this email address to Note To Self Mail. You can also set the label to “Evernote” or any other descriptive name.

Note To Self Mail > Settings > Add email …

3. Adjust the subject

Evernote uses the subject as a main source of a new note. Set the subject to “Use first line of note”. This ensures, that the first line is used as subject and all the other text lines are moved to the body of the note.

Note To Self Mail > Settings > Add email … > Subject

Usage

There are some shortcuts or special chars that can be used in the subject of the mail. All available features are described in Evernote’s documentation: How to save email into Evernote.

The simplest structure to create a note in Evernote is the following:

[Title of note] ![optional date for reminder] @[notebook] #[tag]

Sending a note with the following text …

… will appear in Evernote as a note …

You might notice, that the note got an alert (tomorrow) and was placed in the correct notebook and tagged with “home”. All the other contents of the input (line 2 up to the end) are moved to the notes body. That’s it!

Note To Self: new features that make your notes even faster

Note To Self Mail

The latest update 1.10 introduces a lot of new features that make your notes even faster. This includes features that improve the usability and also reduce the size of the note.

One of the main improvements is the customizable toolbar. This allows a custom positioning of the most used actions above the keyboard. There are different actions available to add and manage attachments, open the archive or send the note.

To make the notes smaller (and therefore send them faster), images can now be resized for sending. For this, a fixed size can be set or (to make things more flexible) the size of the images can be selected before sending.

Additional new features are:

  • Customizable app icon: default, dark, light
  • Preview of the note contents in share extension
  • Spanish localization … hola!
  • Support dynamic font sizes

Beside this, a large number of minor issues on layout and functionality have been fixed:

  • Updated design to handle dark mode of iOS 13
  • Fixed cursor jumping during text editing
  • Fixed layout issues when changing from landscape to porttrait (and vise versa)
  • Action extension can now handle more content types
  • Characters < and > are now displayed correctly in the HTML version of the mail

Stay tuned, there are more new features to come in the next release!

Thunderbird / Lightning Kalender mit Google Kalender verbinden und Termineinladung automatisch eintragen

  1. Installation des Provider for Google Calendar AddOns
  2. Neustarten
  3. In Kalenderansicht wechseln
  4. Neuen Kalender anlegen per Rechtsklick in “Kalender” Spalte -> Neuer Kalender -> Netzwerk -> Google Kalender -> GMail-Adresse eingeben -> Bestätigen
  5. Einstellungen -> Erweitert -> Config Editor -> calendar.google.enableEmailInvitations auf “true” und calendar.google.sendEventNotifications auf “true”
  6. Neustarten
  7. Rechtsklick auf Kalender -> Emailadresse auswählen, die Termine eintragen darf.

Flickr emails out of control – they seem to be VERY excited to be acquired by SmugMug

On 20.04.2018, Flickr announced that they are excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug. That’s great, so let’s see what’s coming next!

But since this time this notification reached my inbox over and over again. In my case eight times per hour for 9 hours in a row (up to now, these are 61 mails in total). It seems that they left their office after sending the newsletter and do not watch what’s going on with their servers… Flickr, please stop this spook!! Who else has this problem? Or does somebody know someone who can stop this?

We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

Die interessantesten Podcasts: SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media, Startups

The Sience of Social Media

  soundcloud.com/the-science-of-social-media

The Science of Social Media is a podcast for marketers and brands interested in learning about new and exciting ways to implement social media marketing across a variety of platforms and industries. Join Buffer hosts Hailley, Brian, and Kevan each week as they interview some of the best marketers from brands and businesses that are leading the way in social media innovation and experimentation around the world. We promise to keep it fun, insightful, interesting, and most of all, actionable. The Science of Social Media is a podcast presented by the social media publishing and analytics tool, Buffer.

Detailed Content Marketing

  soundcloud.com/detailedcom

The aim of our podcast is simple: We want to bring you the best content marketing success stories the web has to offer, that you can actually use for marketing your own projects.
Each day at 7am New York Time (UTC-4) we’ll go live with a new episode so you can start your day with inspiration on what project to tackle next.

Baremetrics: Founder’s Journey and Startup-Tips

  soundcloud.com/baremetrics/sets/founders-journey
  soundcloud.com/baremetrics/sets/startup-tips

Read about (and listen to) true experiences, challenges, and what the road to success really looks like straight from the team behind Baremetrics.

Photo by Michael Mroczek on Unsplash

Unarten im Netz – oder: wie werde ich meine Besucher los

Wer kennt sie noch, die guten alten Popups: kleine Browserfenster, die sich über den Browser gelegt haben. Und das meist, um Werbung anzuzeigen. Diese Zeiten sind zum Glück vorbei, da aktuelle Browser diese von Haus aus unterdrücken.

Doch es gibt eine neue Methode, um Benutzer auf einer Webseite abzuschrecken und zu verjagen: Inline-Overlays (also kleine “Popups” innerhalb der Webseite oder auch Modals genannt). Mit diesen wird der Nutzer meist nach der Emailadresse gefragt, um einen Newsletter zu abonnieren. Ok, ist nicht ganz so nervig wie ein blinkendes Werbe-Popup, aber dennoch unterbricht es den Lesefluss. Und dies meist dann, wenn man sich gerade am Anfang eines Artikels befindet, aus versehen den Mauszeiger aus dem Browserfenster bewegt oder etwas zurück scrollt, um Inhalte erneut zu lesen. Also bei Aktivitäten, die vermuten lassen, dass man das Fenster schließen möchte.

Aber warum? Eine Einschätzung zur Nutzerfreundlichkeit: 0 von 10. Der Nutzer bekommt teilweise nicht einmal die Möglichkeit, den Inhalt zu lesen und soll sich davor schon entscheiden einen Newsletter zu abonnieren. Meines Erachtens mehr abschreckend als nützlich. Denn in den heutigen Zeiten, in denen man immer noch sehr viel Spam im Postfach findet, wird es immer schwerer an Email-Adressen zu kommen.

Aber auch hier hilft Qualität statt Quantität: es wäre sinnvoller sich auf guten Inhalt zu konzentrieren, als zwanghaft zu versuchen, die Leute zu einem Newsletter zu überreden. Also liebe Webmaster: bitte lasst es!

Notiz an mich: jetzt noch schneller mit Postausgang

Die schnellste Notiz-App wird nun noch schneller: erstellte Notizen werden nun im Postausgang gespeichert und im Hintergrund gesendet. Damit entfällt das lästige Warten, bis die Notiz gesendet wurde. Und: Du behältst den Überblick, welche Notizen zuletzt erstellt wurden.

Was ist noch neu?

  • Viele Notiz- oder Aufgaben-Apps (Evernote, Trell, Any.do, Wunderlist, …) unterstützen den Import von Aufgaben über Email, d.h. eine Email an diese Dienste erstellt automatisch eine neue Aufgabe. Notiz an mich hilft dabei, das richtige Format zu erstellen. So wird bspw. häufig der Betreff als Aufgabe und der Inhalte der Email als Beschreibung verwendet.
  • Wir haben das Today-Widget aktualisiert: in den Einstellungen lässt sich nun festlegen, welche Aktionen (in welcher Reihenfolge) auf dem Widget dargestellt werden sollen.

Du kannst das Update der iOS-App im AppStore laden.