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Today marks the release day of macOS Mojave, OmniFocus 3 for Mac, and my very first article for MacStories! OmniFocus 3 really has improved my workflow for task management, and hopefully you will see how it has done so.

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Yesterday I was a guest on Download where we talked Apple software releases, new hardware arriving, and tried to understand Elon Musk. Also: American grocery stores are weird.

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This year I was fortunate enough to get onto the Overcast TestFlight this year and wow, Marco is using those watchOS features that everyone got excited about at WWDC! Standalone Watch PlaybackI never thought I would use my watch to play music or podcasts without my iPhone, but I've recently d...

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I've been asked several times since yesterday how to open a workflow.is link in Shortcuts. Currently clicking on one takes you to the gallery of Shortcuts and nothing else happens. If you copy the URL and use a very simple Shortcut then you can click the "Get Workflow" link and everything works as e...

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Some time ago on Twitter I stumbled across Simon, he was retweeted by the developer of Working Copy, an app I love and use heavily - and the retweet was a video of a script being run on an iPhone and returning some pretty cool results - so I asked "what is this and how can I get a copy?". Not too...

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It's iOS 12 release day and the time has come to do something many people feared as long ago as March 2017 - it's time to say goodbye to Workflow. I'm extremely happy to have had Workflow - and what's more I'm happy to say goodbye to it because today Shortcuts launches and we have nearly everything...

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I was most pleasantly surprised today to see an update to the TripIt app which added support for Siri Shortcuts. They've kept it quite simple, with just two options: upcoming flight information, and upcoming travel plans. The upcoming flight information is especially helpful telling you how lon...

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Drafts 5.4 is here today, and while it feels like it was just yesterday when it was released Greg has found numerous ways to improve things! Here's a quick overview of all the features added:Shortcuts SupportShortcuts Action in DraftsWith the release of Shortcuts and it replacing Workflow...

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It's almost time for the iOS 12 release and while I think that Shortcuts is going to be a separate app in the App Store to update to from Workflow, backups are a good idea. Of course backing up your device is a good idea, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to do a separate backup of your Workflows or S...

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For episode 6 of automators we were very fortunate to have been joined by the wonderful Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew writes for The Sweet Setup and iMore, has also written for Tech Crunch, and is a Shortcuts genius - we went through two more complex Shortcuts in this episode to give you some ideas...

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