In this week’s episode of Automators, David and I dove into health tracking. As it’s the start of the year I’ve been trying to figure out what my health goals are – but I couldn’t let them get away from me without a little automation!
After we recorded I stumbled across Charty, an app in beta which like many new apps popping up on my radar at the moment, is designed to integrate with Shortcuts. This one is, as you may guess from the name, designed to help you create charts with data. I’ve not yet figured out how to give it health data to make a chart (I suspect I need to split the times and data points first), but I’ll be experimenting with this over the next few weeks!
One of my favourite things to do with Shortcuts, is to make “dumb” devices smart. I’ve helped my parents track blood pressure and blood glucose, as well as added Health integration to my FitBit scales, all with just a few Shortcuts.
I hope you enjoy the 41st episode of Automators: Automated Health Tracking!
The key is to have a plan, so that you know what you’re changing when you change it. In this episode, Scotty and I talk about what it is to have a plan, make a plan, and deal with having a plan.
Listen to Nested Folders 14: You’ve Got to Have a Plan
On this week’s episode of Automators, David and I dove into the wonderful world of iBeacons! We explored our uses for these handy location triggers including taking them on the road with us. As well as this, we looked at which iBeacons really work for us, and what apps give you the most benefit.
Automators 39: Automating iBeacons.
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Is it a reference item or is it an action? In this week’s episode of Nested Folders Scotty and I discuss what we do with our reference material, and what we put into our task managers!
Listen to Nested Folders 12: Actions vs. Reference
On this week’s episode of Automators we got to tallk to Simon Leeb, creator of Pushcut. As well as diving into the origins of Pushcut, we also explored Simon’s home automation setup before wandering into the wonderful world of iBeacons!
Automators 38: Simon Leeb and Pushcut. Thanks to our sponsors for this week’s episode: PDFpen from Smile , Flatiron School and Freshbooks.
My Someday/Maybe list combination got pretty nerdy in this episode, but Scotty and I had a great discussion on the purpose of these lists too!
Listen to Nested Folders 11: Someday/Maybe/Never
In this week’s episode David and I talked to Sal Soghoian to find out how we can use an accessibility feature on the Mac, custom keyboards, to do almost anything – including building a Keynote deck for us!
Automators 36: Sal Saghoian’s Control Panel. Thanks to our sponsors for this week’s episode: PDFpen from Smile, Freshbooks, and Bottomless.