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Viewing your RTM lists in the Firefox Sidebar

johnfoland Pro says:

I read this trick in the Ideas forum a while ago and have been hooked ever since. Thought I should share it here in this forum!

Create a bookmark with the URL below and then instruct it to "Load this bookmark in the sidebar".

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/



Johnny loves it!

Posted at 2:54pm on October 10, 2007

oleolo says:

This does actually look quite good on a mobile browser :-)

[Screenshot]

Posted 7 years ago

adski says:

Alternatively, you could use the iGoogle Sidebar Firefox extension, and get a a few more options :-)

Posted 7 years ago

dekov Pro says:

Nice one, thank you!

Posted 7 years ago

jeff.berg says:

great trick!

Posted 7 years ago

johnfoland Pro says:

adski - I used that for a few days, but it bugged-out on me and did weird stuff.

Posted 7 years ago

paul.sinclair Pro says:

So far, this is great. I think I will use this as my main interface. I can click on any item and it takes me straight to the List, so I can easily access anything I need to. Also, the Add task data entry is much better using the igoogle gadget (in the sidebar) than the standard RTM task data entry.

Thanks.

Posted 7 years ago

a.f.gavrilov says:

Great! Thank you, it's really useful

Posted 7 years ago

kent.moffat says:

Oh yeah, this is great.

I put the google calendar module right underneath the RTM one so that I've got a complete view of tasks and daily agenda together on demand within the browser.

Sweet!

Posted 7 years ago

nickeblewis says:

Genius!

Posted 7 years ago

gogo97 says:

So awesome!

I feel more efficient already!

Posted 6 years ago

bzpilman says:

I gotta admit I never got into the igoogle module or this trick because I though it was exclusively for due-based systems (mine is context/next actions based).

Today, though, I got curious about what the Settings link was for, and discovered I can load any smartlist's due-never tasks. Really great. It's also very easy to switch the list on display.

I pumped it to max width and made it accessible through the bookmarks toolbar, so I open it to check on the action I'll be doing and close it to actually do. As paul said, if I need more info on the task (tags, notes) I can simply click it and the RTM website loads up.

Totally incredibly awesome tip, Jonh, wish I had checked it out earlier. This is my RTM task viewer from now on, no doubt.

Posted 6 years ago

jjeudymd says:

Adding my 2cents to the tip...

I've created this little bookmarklet (based on another hack) which creates a chromeless window with the RTM igoogle module embedded:

Chromeless RTM a

Just drag the link to your bookmarks and try it out. I only use Firefox so your mileage may vary on other browsers

Posted 6 years ago

jjeudymd says:

Oops! It looks like the formatting got messed up:

Make a new bookmark in your browser, cut & paste the following code in place of the URL:

#(function(){#window.open('https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/','RTM Mini','width=320,height=100%,location=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,hotkeys=no,directories=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,screenX='+(screen.availWidth-410)+',screenY='+0);})();

Now, in place of the 2 pound signs in the beginning, type --> javascript

Should be all set!

Posted 6 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

Do you mean replace the "#" with "javascript" twice? I get javascriptwindow.open then, looks strange?

Posted 6 years ago

jjeudymd says:

Sorry for the difficulties. I guess we're not allowed to post javascript on the board. I've included a link which has the code for all to copy:

http://jottit.com/bzc8a/
Password = rtm

Posted 6 years ago

noaer says:

any chance anything like this is available for safari? i love it but am finding myself heading back toward safari as my browser of choice.

thanks for any help.

Posted 6 years ago

fischziege Pro says:

this is great and i use it alot. any chance to get it into thunderbird?

Posted 6 years ago

flo.schulz says:

I think you can change the starting page in thunderbird - maybe make it your RTM-tasks lists or something

Posted 6 years ago

heathweaver Pro says:

If you are using Flock this isn't as easy as you don't have the option to add to sidebar. So I had to create a new page mimicking the sidebar then add the javascript from this page: http://tmml.sourceforge.net/sidebar.html

That worked in the end.

Posted 6 years ago

brent.hopkins says:

The All-in-One Sidebar Extension for FF makes your sidebar a lot more customizable.

Posted 6 years ago

bwaldo says:

I'm not sure how kent.moffat did it above but i put the gcalendar widget along with the RTM one in my sidebar and cant' live without it. it seems to work better than using the igoogle sidebar extension.

I'm sure there's a better way, but to do this yourself,
just put the text in the link below in your own webpage (could be a local file), and instruct firefox to open it in the sidebar. I don't want to post mine because I'm afraid you'll bring the server down...

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df2hrghs_10c8q4zbg6

Posted 6 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

This is a handy tip that a lot of people would like. I think if you showed a screenshot of this to Gina over at Lifehacker that she might even make a post out of it. A lot of people want this sort of unified dashboard.

Posted 6 years ago

neildharrington says:

@bwaldo, how would I change the code so that the igoogle frame is dynamic and i dont have to scroll?

Posted 6 years ago

nepttako says:

good trick!!

Posted 6 years ago

roosta21 says:


Is there any way to change the http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/

To display Lists with the Tasks

Projects1
Task1
Task2
Task3
Task4

Project2
Task1
Task2
Task3
Task4

Posted 6 years ago

ray.uotila says:

Great post/idea....but I have too many overdue items...lol.
Thanks again, --Ray.

Posted 6 years ago

xynetha says:

Excellent tip, thanks! I especially like how I can change the Settings to point to a smart list will all work items on my work computer, or a smart list with all home items on my home computer, and still retain the days of the week breakdown.

Posted 6 years ago

jesusp says:

I needed a way to simply Add Tasks quickly while working in FF. I followed the steps in the first post, but for the location, I used http://m.rememberthemilk.com/add

Perfect for me.

Screenshot:
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3107/55200925400pm.png

Posted 5 years ago

cdhsman says:

Noobie here, so not up to speed on a lot of this.

Curious about what you've done here. This procedure puts RTM in the FF sidebar? Can you also see your bookmarks there, or do you have to access them thru the menus?

I don't get the pic in the original post of the iPhone. Doesn't look like FF or a sidebar at all. So what is it? All I can see is a list of dates and some characters next to them, but I don't see a task list, which is what I'd want to see. What are the codes next to the dates?

Posted 5 years ago

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