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remember the milk bookmarkletRemember The Milk is a universal task manager that boosts productivity with its multiple platform-centric apps. You can access RTM from a number of places 8 Easy Ways To Manage Tasks With Remember The Milk 8 Easy Ways To Manage Tasks With Remember The Milk Read More such as email, your cell phone or iPhone Milpon - The Only Remember The Milk IPhone App You'll Need Milpon - The Only Remember The Milk IPhone App You'll Need Read More , Twitter, iGoogle, etc. There’s also a few Adobe AIR 8 Adobe AIR Apps That DON'T Suck 8 Adobe AIR Apps That DON'T Suck Read More applications 4 Adobe AIR ToDo List Apps For Managing Your Tasks 4 Adobe AIR ToDo List Apps For Managing Your Tasks Read More that you can use in any operating system (great for Mac and Linux users).

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.

remember the milk bookmarklet

Sure, you can open a new tab and head to the RTM website, but a mini-app such as a bookmarklet 20 Must-Have Bookmarklets For Your Web Browser 20 Must-Have Bookmarklets For Your Web Browser Read More could easily help you get to your tasks a lot faster. Firefox users can open up the RTM iGoogle gadget in the sidebar Watch Videos In The Firefox Sidebar With YouPlayer Watch Videos In The Firefox Sidebar With YouPlayer Read More , but Google Chrome users don’t have that much luck with a sidebar.

There’s probably a lot of desktop applications 4 Adobe AIR ToDo List Apps For Managing Your Tasks 4 Adobe AIR ToDo List Apps For Managing Your Tasks Read More and even extensions that could let you open up your task list. Instead of browsing, downloading and testing all of these to find one that works for me though, I decided to try editing some of my favorite bookmarklets (such as GmailThis! 5 Useful Bookmarklets for Your Web Browser 5 Useful Bookmarklets for Your Web Browser Read More ) like Steve Rubel does here so these aren’t all that new. I’m not a Javascript expert though so I consulted a few Javascript tutorials to hand-roll these.

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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

remember the milk bookmarklet

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):

javascript:A14nH=location.href;L3f7=A14nH;R1Gh7="http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/";if(L3f7&&R1Gh7){Fr4Q='<frameset%20cols=\'*,*\'>\n<frame%20src=\''+L3f7+'\'/>';Fr4Q+='<frame%20src=\''+R1Gh7+'\'/>\n';Fr4Q+='</frameset>';with(document){write(Fr4Q);void(close())}}else{void(null)}

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.

To load a bookmarklet with the keyboard, you can use assign a keyword to RTM’s iGoogle module by right-clicking on the Chrome Omnibar, selecting Edit search engines How To Create Custom Search Engines In Google Chrome How To Create Custom Search Engines In Google Chrome Read More and pasting the javascript code or just the URL into the URL text box.

You can also create a shortcut How To Launch Any Windows App At The Touch Of A Button How To Launch Any Windows App At The Touch Of A Button Read More 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?

Image credit: goosmurf

  1. Phils_mails
    July 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I do not find the RTM bookmarklet for Google Chrome. Which one do you use?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Philipp

  2. Phils_mails
    July 27, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I do not find the RTM bookmarklet for Google Chrome. Which one do you use?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Philipp

    • Jessica Cam W.
      July 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      All of these should work in Google Chrome, especially the one to get the sidebar (find it in the third section of the article).

  3. Justin Stortz
    July 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Very handy! Thank you so much for sharing these.

    • Jessica Cam W.
      July 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      Glad to hear that! Remember you can also set keywords for these bookmarklets so you could easily do a Ctrl + L to head to the address bar and then type your keyword, which would be just like clicking on the bookmarklet but wihout having to use the mouse at all!

  4. Angela Alcorn
    July 2, 2010 at 5:40 am

    You know, I had never thought of doing this. You rock. :)

    • Jessica Cam W.
      July 2, 2010 at 7:11 am

      Thanks, Angela! I know there are tons of apps to access your RTM tasks like Adobe AIR apps and what not, but I just thought these bookmarklets might be handy since they provide instant access to your tasks and let you add tasks pretty quickly without downloading any software.

  5. sb
    June 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    software

  6. Mouli Cohen
    June 25, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I got that on my computer, Milk tasks are so easy to organize.

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