Show random Thing in Menu Bar

Displays a random to-do that’s due today from Things in the Menu Bar.

Matthew's Score
4/5
Total Actions
3
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Shortcut Information

Using One Thing for Mac and Things 3, this shortcut pulls all tasks that are scheduled with a Start Date for Today and picks a random item from the list to display in the Menu Bar.

This shortcut is particularly useful when you need to get to work but either aren’t sure what to prioritize or just want to get started on anything important.

Instead of taking on the mental load of picking what to do, let the computer decide for you based on what’s available right now.

Note: this requires the beta of Things 3 that supports new Shortcuts actions.
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Actions Used

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Get Item from List
Returns one or more items from the list passed as input. You can get the first item, the last item, a random item, the item at a particular index, or items in a range of indexes.

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Show%20random%20Thing%20in%20Menu%20Bar
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Show%20random%20Thing%20in%20Menu%20Bar
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Show random Thing in Menu Bar” end tell

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