It would be great if Toodledo would allow users to enter new tasks using the same coding that is used to send new tasks by email. What a time saver! A new box could be added to the top of each screen where appropriate.
RTM has recently done such an enhancement. I assume it would be relatively simple, since the parsing is already set up to handle emailed tasks, no?
You should be able to enter something like:
Finish the Report ! #next friday *ProjectA @work $Active ~1hour
...just as you do when you email a task, and all appropriate fields would be completed automatically.
Not only can you use the email syntax, the website will automatically offer a list of choices as soon you type the relevant character. For example, when you type # it pops up a list of Tags; if you type @ it shows Locations (similar to Contexts.)
I actually have Launchy set up to do this (admittedly via Twitter).
Alt-Space anywhere, then the same syntax as emailed tasks.
Great for sending in quick tasks that appear during the day and I don't need to go to the browser.