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Creating an iCal Reminder from Apple Mail & Syncing with iCloud

I have attempted to “Go Native” with my Apple ecosystem, which consists of an iMac and MacBook Pro running Apple OS X Lion and an iPhone 4S running iOS 5, trying to use built-in functionality rather than third-part applications. That includes the decision to use Mac OS’s built-in Reminders in lieu of Things, especially given that Cultured Code will ostensibly roll out cloud syncing in the same timeframe it took 3D Realms to release “Duke Nukem Forever” .

I was rather dismayed to discover that Apple had removed the ability to create new To-Do’s from Apple Mail in Lion. Never one to let something like the absence of a feature deter me, I did some research and cobbled together a script using code from StackExchange. For some reason I still do not entirely understand, the script would only create reminders in the Birthday calendar, entries that were decidedly difficult to remove. Thanks to some assistance from MacTech, I zeroed in on how to specify the proper calendar to which to add the reminder.  Continue reading