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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:
Backing Up Your Workflows/Shortcuts
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 Shortcuts that you've created - and maybe it's time to clear out your collection and start afresh (speaking as someone with over 800 Shortcuts, it's definitely time!).
Automators 6: Automating Shortcuts with Matthew Cassinelli
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 of your very own.
MacSparky Learn: Siri Shortcuts Course
My friend David Sparks has been at it again - there's a brand new video course all about Siri Shortcuts.
Apple Keynote: September 2018
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!
Clockwise #247: Prison Spotlight
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..!
Automators 5: Project Templates
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!
Workflow: Upload Blog Post via SSH
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 of back in January when Panic stopped working on Transmit for iOS. It's simple, it was still supported in Workflow, sadly it is no longer supported in Shortcuts.)
Workflow: Add Task & Sub Tasks To OmniFocus
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.
How to save a grid of photos to Day One to remember your day
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.