There’s also an officially supported Remember The Milk bookmarklet (that loads what you see in the screenshot) that lets you add tasks with one-click, but there’s currently no bookmarklet to just load your task list quickly.
Sure, you can open a new tab and head to the RTM website, but a mini-app such as a bookmarklet could easily help you get to your tasks a lot faster. Firefox users can open up the RTM iGoogle gadget in the sidebar, but Google Chrome users don’t have that much luck with a sidebar.
I tested the bookmarklets in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Flock, IE (just for fun since I have the portable versions). In Opera and IE, I’m afraid, the bookmarklets will all open in new tabs because of the way these browsers handle new windows so if you use either Opera or IE, you would only need to read the first section. Since the bookmarklets will reside in your browser, they’re available on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).
To get the bookmarklets, just drag to your Bookmarks Bar (Chrome), Bookmarks toolbar (Firefox) or Personal Bar (Opera), Favorites toolbar (Flock). For Internet Explorer, right-click on the bookmarklets and select Add to Favorites.
To Open In New Tab
Drag RTM in new tab (this is the iGoogle gadget which for its bigger size, I’d recommend for a new tab)
Drag RTM in new tab (this is the Gmail gadget which is smaller)
Drag RTM iPhone in new tab (for RTM pro users)
To Load A Popup
Drag RTM (smaller Gmail gadget popup that loads on the right so it’s less obstrusive)
Drag RTM (smaller Gmail gadget popup that loads on the left)
Drag RTM (bigger iGoogle gadget that loads on the right so it’s less obstrusive)
Drag RTM (bigger iGoogle gadget that loads on the left)
Drag RTM iPhone (for RTM pro users; loads on the right)
Drag RTM iPhone (for RTM pro users; loads on the left)
To Get A ‘Sidebar’ In Google Chrome
This bookmarklet (taken from this thread) enables dual view in Chrome in case you want a workaround to emulate Firefox’s ‘Load this bookmark in sidebar’ option.
Copy this code (works in Chrome; reload the tab to revert back to single-view):
Then right-click anywhere on the Bookmarks Bar, select Add page. Now type a name, such as RTM dual-view and paste the code in the URL field. Clicking on the Remember The Milk bookmarklet should work on most websites.
Related Extensions & Keyboard Shortcuts
If you prefer to skip all the dragging, you can download the amazing ChromeMilk extension for Google Chrome.
You can also create a shortcut to the iGoogle module URL in your Desktop and assign it a keyboard combination.
Alternatively, you can use the Bookmarks Launcher extension (which enables you to access your Bookmarks Bar by pressing Alt+1 for the first bookmark, Alt+2 for the second bookmark, etc) or the Shortcut Manager extension (which gives you customizable keyboard combinations).
What applications do you use to remember your tasks?
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