If you’re a Things.app user (and a Terminal user), I’ve got a quick function for your .bash_profile that will allow you to quickly add todo items to your inbox with notes and natural-language date parsing.
It uses php’s strtotime function, which does a pretty swell job with simple dates like “next tuesday” or “+12 days”. It’s not very smart, though; you have to give it parameters in a specific order:
td "task name" "natural language date" "note"
Only the first parameter is required, so your task at least has a title. If you have two, it expects that the second is a date of some kind, and anything in the third will be added as a note.
Just paste it at the end of your ~/.bash_profile and type
source ~/.bash_profile to read it in. If you use it, I’d love to hear about it, and if you improve it, let me know what you did differently!