I’ve found Reminders app to be extremely useful: I can enter and edit items on my iPad, iPhone or Mac and thanks to the magic of iCloud the list immediately updates on the other devices. I can also enter items by dictating them to my Apple Watch — See Siri and the Apple Watch are a handy pair.
These days I use Reminders for my shopping lists — one for regular groceries and one for one-off items I buy elsewhere, such as frost cloth for plants.
Recently I’ve been trying to cook better meals — I’m not fond of cooking so look for simple but tasty dishes. I follow the recipe as exactly as possible, at least to start with.
At first I’d add ingredients to my main shopping list, but then it would be a chore to add them again next time I cooked that dish. So now I’ve started making specific lists for specific recipes, and immediately struck a stupidly annoying
feature of Reminders: if you paste in a list it doesn’t come up as separate items in a list, but as a single list item containing everything.
How stupid is that!
Luckily, after some gnashing of teeth and attempts to explore complex solutions, I found the answer in a single Keyboard Maestro action:
Insert Text by Typing %CurrentClipboard%.
Because Keyboard Maestro is typing the list and not pasting it, each item appears on its own line, as expected.
Check out Keyboard Maestro for yourself, if you don’t already have this magic piece of software installed.