So close!

11Dec08

I use backpack and really like it for managing tasks and other action items. However, sending from my iPhone can be combersome. 

1. Go to Mail app

2. Create new message

3. Select address …

4. Type “todo” in subject

5. Type “* Item 1″ etc..

I wanted to be able to jump straight to point 5 from my home screen so I created a simple HTML page. This one in fact. 

http://iain.farrell.googlepages.com/sampletodo.html

Going here will pop up your mail client with all the relevant information populated all lovely. Go ahead and send a to do mail, new line for each item a * followed by a space and the task. 

Next head on over to the backpack page I’ve set up – I’ve made this public.

http://iaingf.backpackit.com/pub/1649713

Now, you’ll most likely observe that your items are there almost straight away. And that’s ace! That’s exactly what I want. Except! When I use the shortcut from the homepage of my iPhone the task in most cases never shows up. Either that or it takes an age to get there. What gives? What makes it weirder is that if I go the long way round and start the mail app and enter it all manually it comes through almost straight away even though I’m using the same information. It’s driving me mad?! Any thoughts are welcome. I am wondering if it’s something to do with the way the phone sends mail when you trigger the mail sending from the browser or another app instead of properly through the mail app. Maybe Mail.app mail has priority or something.

UPDATE

And now of course it seems to be working perfectly! ARGHHG!!HG! :)

About these ads


No Responses Yet to “So close!”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 29 other followers

%d bloggers like this: