Monday, July 07, 2008

Gnome-do Tasque plugin

I'm not a big gnome-do user. However that may be about to change as I just discovered the Tasque plugin.
To activate this, you need to have Gnome-do 0.5.0 and Tasque 0.1.6 (actually, I think 0.1.5 will do as well). then just go into the Gnome-do preferences and activate all the plugins that you want, including , of course, Tasque.
Now here's the amazing part. If you think of something you'd like to scrawl onto your todo list, but don't want to be bothered opening Tasque and, well, doing it properly, you can just super-space into Gnome-do and type your task. What's fascinating is that it knows pretty soon that this is a task and automatically enters it into Tasque. Of course, no schedule date or priority is assigned but you can do these later as you've been able to get the principal information into your list.
The reason it knows is because it has learnt from your past activities that you're a Tasque kind of guy (or girl) and that this is most likely what you intend. On the other hand, if you're big into Tomboy, it's more likely to scribble your stuff in there instead.
This really is a sort of artificial intelligence. I'm highly impressed and can see myself using Gnome-do a lot more in the future.

1 comment:

  1. hmm, we should update the dbus interface to allow the same date parsing offered by the main UI.