❡Displaying your Todo.txt on the desktop
Having worked on way too many projects lately, I needed a way to keep track of my todo-list, and a way to be constantly reminded of my upcoming tasks.
So I turned to GeekTool, a small app that can display any shell command directly on your desktop. I use it to print out my todo.txt file, and update every 60 seconds. With the text-editing module activated in Quicksilver, this means that I can add todo-items to my desktop directly through QS.
How to set it up
- Create a file named todo.txt, and add your tasks.
- Download GeekTool, and install. It will be added as a pref-pane.
- Add a new entry, and chose “Shell” as its type.
- Enter this command (edit the path):
- Set the “refresh” option to something like 60 seconds.
- Place the new window where you want it on your screen.
- Use Lucida Grande as the font (If you ask me ;).
That’s it! You’ll now be continuously reminded off all the work you have yet to do.
~ 12 Apr 2007