I’ve updated nvremind to 1.0.6. It started as some bugfixes for international users, but I added a simple feature that I think makes it worth writing a quick post about. If you’re not familiar with nvremind, you’ll want to peek at the project page first.

You can now use -f FOLDER to specify a directory where nvremind will create a file, named for the title of the reminder and containing the note as its text contents. This can be used in a lot of ways – from launchd to folder watchers – but was designed with IFTTT in mind.

If you specify a public Dropbox directory for the -f option, you can set up an IFTTT recipe to trigger when there’s a new file in that folder. You can then perform a variety of actions, including SMS messages, Pushover notifications or even Toodledo tasks. The filename is available to all recipes, so the title of your task can be used for any type of notification. You can also include a link to the file on Dropbox where you can access any note contents.

The download has been updated (below) and the code is all up on GitHub. Let me know if you run into any issues.

nvremind v1.0.6

A background utility to scan text files for reminder tags with timestamps and generate a variety of notifications for them.

Published 01/15/14.

Updated 01/15/14. Changelog

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