We’ve done it again. New Swift To-Do List version has been shipped, and it contains new exciting (and time-saving) feature. And there are even some fixes thrown in :-) We are still busy working on the online synchronization feature. This is just a little something to make the wait more pleasant.
You can now drag & drop emails into the task-view directly from your email program (Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Lotus Notes, The Bat! and possibly others). When you do that, magical wonders and miracles happen – the email is automatically converted into a task!
Lots of tasks come to our lives via email. This feature can be a considerable time saver.
But that’s not all! You will be also delighted to know that:
- You can drag & drop multiple emails at once
- Email subjects are used as task names
- Email body is used as task notes
- Email attachments are added as embedded task attachments
- The email itself is added as an embedded task attachment, so you can easily open the email again, and reply to it from your email program
- When dragging from Outlook, the notes will keep the HTML formatting, otherwise, the plain-text variant is used
- You can also drag & drop .eml, .msg and .mim files directly into the task-view. This can be useful if your email client doesn’t support external drag & drop – simply export the messages to files, then drag & drop the files into Swift To-Do List.
- When dragging from Outlook, you can drag & drop not just emails, but also Outlook tasks, and Outlook appointments
- The original messages are left intact, of course. Swift To-Do List works with a copy.
When drag & dropping a single email, Add Task window will open, enabling you to tweak the task as needed before adding it. When drag & dropping multiple emails, they are added immediately. You can edit them with the Batch Edit feature via the right-click context menu.
Quick video demonstration
What if my email client isn’t supported?
Some email clients, like Pocomail or Evolution don’t support external drag & drop. However, despair not, as there is a remedy! You can simply export the email(s) from your email client to a .eml or .msg file. Then, drag & drop these files into Swift To-Do List.
What if I use web-mail only?
You can either start using a desktop email client, like Mozilla Thunderbird, or, if your web-mail supports export to .eml or .msg, you can save the emails to your HDD, then drag & drop the files into Swift To-Do List.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments regarding this new feature, post them below.