[Kde-pim] A "personal assistant" in Kmail (and elsewhere)?

Janne Ojaniemi janne.ojaniemi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 19:59:09 GMT 2008

Has anyone here tried out this service:


It's like a personal assistant in your inbox. Basically, you email "Sandy"
stuff like "remind me to buy some milk at the end of the day", and she would
then remind you of those things. This is a web-service, but I don't see why
something like this couldn't be built into Kontact as well.

How would it work? I don't think that using a special email-address would
work that well. But what if it was turned in to a KIO-slave? That way it
could be access just about anywhere. For example, you could send a mail to a
friend, and you could cc: the message to pda: (for example, whatever the
KIO-slave happens to be called). Of course it could take some time and
effort to turn Kmails address-fields KIO-aware (or are they already?)....

And if this was handled through KIO, it could be accessed elsewhere as well,
like Krunner. The user could just fire up Krunner and type something like
"pda:remind me to pick up the wife at the train-station at 17:30", and it
would then remind the user. The actual reminding could be done through email
(like the iwantsandy.com does) or, since it's a service built in to the
desktop itself, through some other means as well (Korganizer-notifications

The system would have to be able to handle certain keywords like dates,
times and the like. But I think that could be handled. Kmail is already
capable of noticing if the user talks of attachments, but there is no
attachement in the message.
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