Quick Tip: Making a Reminder from a Mail message on Mountain Lion

There are no shortcuts, menu items or toolbar buttons to create a reminder from a message, so how do you create one and what’s the quickest way?

Drag the message from the message list to the Reminders window, and presto: a new reminder with a link to the original message.

The quickest way to create a Reminder from an email message is this:

  1. Open Reminders and have the Reminders window or your preferred List open next to your Mail window
  2. Switch to Mail and grab the message
  3. Drag to the Reminders window and drop in the next open slot.

That’s it; you’ll get a reminder note with the message subject as the note text and a link to the original message.

Note that it seems you cannot drag parts of a message to Reminders. If you want only part of a text as a Reminders note, then you’ll need to use the Command-C and Command-V shortcuts.

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4 Replies to “Quick Tip: Making a Reminder from a Mail message on Mountain Lion”

  1. Doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried it over and over, and yes, always with a single message, not a conversation thread. Suggestions?

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