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"Make iCal": Granular event creation via Quicksilver

Hawk Wings » Blog Archive » A powerful new iCal action for Quicksilver

Hawk Wings has a great feature on a new Quicksilver plugin for detailed task and event creation. The already-swell stock iCal plugin lets you select a new event's date and calendar, but this tricked-out new edition by Benjamin Harley lets you add more granular details on length of event, location, notes, alarm, and more.

It’s complicated (power comes at a cost) but offers a speedy way to quickly enter a complete iCal item on the fly whichever app you are in. I use the current public beta of MailTags to do this when I am in Mail.app, which has the added bonus of automatically creating a URL link back to the email in question. But I’m not always in Mail (sadly).

Tim is hosting this file himself, as well as providing a very useful key to the syntax that you can print out while you're learning the ropes.

If you're not already a big Quicksilver fan, this probably won't mint you as a new one, but if you're a text-y geek who's more comfortable with fast typing than changing modes, this is quite a gem.

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Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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