I like to use my inbox to remind me to follow up on emails. When I have no messages there, I know I’m done with all of the social interaction I’ll have for the day. Whew! However, because of Mountain Lion’s new Reminders app and the way it integrates with Mail, I don’t have to do that anymore. I can now add a message to my reminder list and get a helpful link back to the original email, no matter where I’ve filed it away. A cleaner inbox? Thanks, Mountain Lion!
So all you have to do is pick up a message in Mail that you need to take action on and drop it into the Reminders window…
…and you’ll get a new reminder, complete with a link to view the message.
The program will set the subject of the email as the title of the reminder, and if you’d like, you can then click the small “i” that appears when you hover over it to add notifications or change its priority.
You can also select the reminder and press Command-I (View > Show Info) to do the same thing if you’re fond of shortcuts. I know I am. And you guys probably know that, too, since I so rarely shut up about it.