Overlay Contact Information on Wallpaper

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/overlay-contact-information-on-wallpaper/workflow-overlay-contact-information-on-wallpaper.png?cropResize=100 “Overlay Contact Information On Wallpaper”){.image-right} A while ago [Katie Floyd]() put out a call on Twitter looking for a replacement app which can overlay contact information onto your wallpaper for iOS. I thought “I bet you can do this with Workflow”, and I was right! Here’s how it works.

Steps:

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/overlay-contact-information-on-wallpaper/example-before-after-iphone-wallpaper.png?cropResize=300 “The original wallpaper, and the wallpaper with the contact information overlay”)

You can get the workflow here: Overlay Contact Information On Wallpaper


Launching Automation Orchard

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/launching-automation-orchard/logo-background.png?cropResize=100 “Automation Orchard Logo”){.image-right} I’ve been working on a project for a while – a place to find all of the automation content for Mac, iOS, Web and even your home, and it’s finally ready!

Automation Orchard is where I’ve collected every article, podcast and even video I’ve found regarding any automation topic related to Apple, from Workflow to IFTTT, and Automator to AppleScript. It doesn’t have everything – yet, but it has a lot. So if you were trying to find a Workflow workflow to work with Trello, you could search and find a lot of options. All of this content links back to the original website.

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/launching-automation-orchard/automation-orchard.png?lightbox=1024 “Automation Orchard”)

There’s also a forum, this is split up into sections:

  • Learn – housing lessons, challenges, and questions based on language.
  • Mac – for questions and posts about automating things on your Mac, including using AppleScript, Keyboard Maestro, et. al.
  • iOS – for automation on iOS, including Workflow and more.
  • Web – the place to talk about IFTTT, Zapier, Microsoft Flow, and other cool web automation services.
  • Home – where you can discuss home automation.
  • General – for everything else.

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/launching-automation-orchard/automation-orchard-forum.png?lightbox=1024 “Automation Orchard Forums”)

Why? I love to automate, I love to help people automate. The website has become my Wikipedia – if I want to find a DEVONThink Workflow then I know where to search, and I know I’ll probably find helpful related content too.

The forum only has a few posts in it right now – started by me. I hope to see many of you there, asking questions, sharing your automations, and discussing why we automate!

My personal posts will still appear here – Automation Orchard is to collect content from around the web, including from here! There will be some blog posts there too – predominantly about the why of automation, you can check out the first post here.

P.S. Yes, the name is a play on my name and the focus on Apple!


iOS App Review: Sidefari

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/ios-app-review-sidefari/sidefari-web-browsing-companion-for-safari.png?cropResize=100 “Sidefari – Web browsing companion for Safari”){.image-right} Sidefari is a small utility which has had a place on my iPad since shortly after it’s release. It’s a very simple browser which uses the Safari engine, and it’s purpose is to allow you to view two different web pages at once. This feature has been built into iOS since Sidefari was released, but it still has it’s place for me.

Sidefari wins over the built in Safari split screen for me in two ways: I am not required to have 50/50 split of the two web pages, and I can take one of those apps to a different space entirely if I wish to do so. This really helps me to work effectively on iOS. You can also use Sidefari as a browser with no tabs – useful if you are trying to avoid being sucked down a rabbit hole.

Sidefari – Web browsing companion for Safari is available for free on the App Store.


Workflows for Project Planning With Trello and OmniFocus

Trello is a lovely service which offers Kanban boards for planning – and I often like to plan out projects there, especially ones that need to be done in multiple stages or have many areas of focus. OmniFocus is my task manager of choice though which means I need my tasks to end up in there to have any hope of accomplishing them. To this end I have created a few Workflow workflows to get the data out of Trello and into OmniFocus, they’re not very sophisticated – but they function very well.

Single Trello List to OmniFocus

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/ workflows-for-project-planning-with-trello-and-omnifocus/workflow-trello-list-to-omnifocus.png?cropResize=100 “Trello List To OmniFocus”){.image-right} Maybe you just have one list in Trello and you want to get the tasks and put them in OmniFocus. This workflow does exactly that.

Steps:

You can get the workflow here: Trello List To OmniFocus

Multiple Trello Lists to OmniFocus

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/ workflows-for-project-planning-with-trello-and-omnifocus/workflow-multiple-trello-lists-to-omnifocus.png?cropResize=100 “Multiple Trello Lists To OmniFocus”){.image-right} If you have several lists on a board you want to get into OmniFocus then this Workflow will allow you to do that. It will create a task or action group for each list with sub tasks for each card in that list in Trello.

Steps:

You can get the workflow here: Multiple Trello Lists To OmniFocus

Trello Board to OmniFocus

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/ workflows-for-project-planning-with-trello-and-omnifocus/workflow-trello-board-to-omnifocus-project.png?cropResize=100 “Trello Board To OmniFocus Project”){.image-right} If you have planned your whole project in Trello and want to move it over to OmniFocus then this Workflow will help you do so. It makes the whole board into one project, with each list becoming an action group and the cards becoming tasks inside of those.

Steps:

You can get the workflow here: Trello Board To OmniFocus Project

These Workflows are very helpful to me – and get more use than I thought they would! I hope you find a use for them too.




Workflow: Taskpaper to OF

https://resources.rosemaryorchard.com/images/blog/workflow-taskpaper-to-omnifocus/workflow-taskpaper-to-of.png?cropResize=100 “Taskpaper To OF”){.image-right} This is a very simple Workflow which allows you to add TaskPaper formatted tasks or projects to your preferred place in OmniFocus

Steps:

You can get the workflow here: Taskpaper To OF


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