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My friend David Sparks has been at it again - there's a brand new video course all about Siri Shortcuts. The course includes 40 videos which total over 3 hours of material to watch, and loads of Shortcuts you can download directly. The guide is available for $24 right now, but will be going up...

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Lorem Ipsum... I was asked on Twitter today if I had an automation for creating placeholder or filler text. This is the Keyboard Maestro Macro I use to do it. It can generate 5 different paragraphs of the text, and if you choose more than 5 paragraphs it will just repeat. I find 5 paragraphs is about the point where I don't notice the repeats so it works for me. (If you would be happy with any number of identical paragraphs there's an example in the thread of a simpler macro which does that!)

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I, like many of you I'm sure, watched last night's Keynote waiting to see what new products Apple will sell me. I went into the event thinking I wanted a new Apple Watch and that I wouldn't upgrade my 256GB iPhone X, and thankfully for my bank account came out of the event the same!The Apple Watc...

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This month is Relay FM's member drive month, and David and I created a member's only episode going into how we both got started with music, and the instruments we play.

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I got to be a guest on Clockwise again! While we didn't wash any clocks we did talk about Philip Hue, our hopes and dreams for the next Apple Event, and being inhaled by kind of super power absorbing monster..!

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Episode 5 of automators is all about project templates, and how they can help you to be more productive. David and I are both OmniFocus users, but project templates can be used with almost every task management system out there - even Reminders! The simplest type of project template is a project...

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I had never thought to use perspectives in OmniFocus in groups or for planning by going through multiple successive perspectives. This post gave me both that idea, as well as a fabulous macro for Keyboard Maestro using the palettes (which I do not use enough of!).

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I use Grav as my blog CMS, it's powerful and customisable, and it lets me upload blog posts via (S)FTP. The catch? My previous system for blogging involved using Transmit and Workflow - and sadly Transmit for iOS is no more. (You may be wondering why I'm only changing my system now, instead...

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One thing I frequently do in OmniFocus is to add an action group, that is a task with a series of sub tasks. Action groups are flexible because they can be turned into projects if necessary, or be a series of tasks within a project.The Workflow works by asking you for the main task, then it asks...

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Day One is great for memories - but you don't always need all your photos in it with a high resolution - this Workflow will let you save a nice grid of thumbnails to your day.

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