Not sure if someone’s already made this (hopefully it will be obsolete before too long), but I put together a quick entry app modeled on OmniFocus, Things, etc. The app prompts for title and content then creates RTF records in DEVONthink’s import location. Hit Command-s to save. I use FastScripts (red-sweater.com/fastscripts/) to set a key combination that triggers a script (included below) that triggers the app.
I’ve played around with making the content entry box rich text instead of wrapped plain text. Doing so requires either the addition of buttons to save / cancel the record or the addition of a key combo to save the record. Since the goal is a quick keyboard-based entry tool, the button option is unappealing. I’ll put together a rich text version with command-s to save the record.
I thought I had overwritten by dragging the new version to my App folder, which would then put the older one in the Trash.
Since my last post above I’ve been doing some general housecleaning, which meant I needed to do a safe boot at one point and a force empty trash at another, neither of these actions were related to your script.
When names are identical, updating an app that way replaces the old version without copying it to Trash version. If differently named, you’d still have both versions and could manually Trash the old one.
@nccraig: Would love your little app even more if it accepted the contents of my clipboard (Cmd-C on a piece of text, invoke your app with QS, then Cmd-V in either title or text field). It works a delight, when I type, but doesn’t accept the clipboard data when I try to paste. Any ideas?
Still, remain charmed by it even so…
Suddenly I remember, that we already have this quick note thing at all: as widget. I have totally forgot this. And it´s a little bit more comfortable as the shortcut way, because you just have to press one button.
I use dashboard seldom, but from now on, it will use mor often, I think.