Posts with the Podcast tag
Automators 97: Automating Rosemary Orchard
This week on Automators I turned into a robot! Just kidding, but David and I took a deep dive into how I do a lot of the nerdy things I’m up to every day.
As well as diving into a whole bunch of geeky awesomeness, we also launched Automators Max which is part of the Relay FM membership program. As well as ad free episodes of Automators and a members only after show (this time it’s about me hacking some door sensors), you’ll also get access to the Relay FM member’s only Discord server, access to Crossover with member’s only Relay FM special episodes, exclusive wallpapers, and more.
Nested Folders 44: Getting the Little Things Done
In this week's episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed approaches to managing the smaller tasks we are always faced with, trying to making it easier and more enjoyable to tackle the myriad of little things we have to tend to.
iOS Today 531: Rosemary's Top 10 Apps - OmniFocus, Drafts, Apollo, Cardhop, and More
I recently joined the team at TWiT and will be releasing iOS Today weekly with the lovely Mikah Sargant! This week was our first show, so of course, we had to take a look at my top 10 apps: Shortcuts, OmniFocus, Drafts, Carrot Weather, Apollo, Cardhop, Widgetsmith, NetNewsWire, Yoink, Pushcut
Automators 49: Reusable Shortcuts with Scotty Jackson
In today's episode of Automators, Scotty Jackson, my co-host on Nested Folders crossed over into the parallel universe of automation to talk to David and myself about how he's using Shortcuts to log, commuicate, and even handle complex project management across multiple systems!
Nested Folders 21: Boundaries
In this episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed the importance of defining and managing boundaries, as well as how we might need to shift them in the context of significant change.
Nested Folders 20: Scotty’s DEVONthink Setup
This week we have a special episode of Nested Folders, sponsored by DEVONtechnologies, this special episode features me interviewing Scotty about how he has set up and is using DEVONthink in his workflow.
Automators 46: Automating Dark Noise with Charlie Chapman
In this episode of Automators, David and I interviewed Charlie Chapman, host of Launched, and creator of Dark Noise, about adding automation to your life with a little white noise, and the process and benefits of adding support for Shortcuts to apps.
Nested Folders 19: Dealing with Sudden Change
In this episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed approaches to handling and managing sudden and large changes. There are plenty of changes going on around the world right now, and it can be tricky to keep on top of them all!
Automators 45: LaunchCuts, Feedback, and More!
In this week's episode of Automators, David and I dove into our pile of feedback. As well as looking at Launchcuts, we also looked a how you can file feedback when things are broken on iOS (as some actions break in Shortcuts from time to time!), and reviewed our Streamdeck setup and more.
Automators 44: Automating with Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts
In episode 44, David and I spoke to Doug Adams, the man behind Doug's Scripts, about AppleScript, automating Music, and more!
Nested Folders 17: Managing Overwhelm
This week on Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed how we manage through feelings of overwhelm, how we think about overwhelm, and we reflected on our personal strategies to prevent overwhelm.
Automators 43: Capture and Review
In this episode of Autmators, David and I took a headlong plunge into automating our capture and review processes. As we mentioned on the show, automated capture is a double-edged sword - capturing too much can lead to overwhelm, but I also find automated capture to be a problem solver as then I don't have to do the actual capturing myself, something that could be dangerous!
Nested Folders 16: The Maker and the Manager
According to the internet there are two kinds of people. What kinds these people are varies dramatically depending on the meme in question, but on this week's episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I looked at the idea of the Maker and the Manager.
Automators 42: Toobox Pro with Alex Hay
Toolbox Pro developer (and documentary film editor) Alex Hay joins us to explain how he stumbled from scratching his own itch to making a powerful Siri Shortcuts utility app, Toolbox Pro.
Nested Folders 15: Staying on the Rails
In the latest episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed our systems and mechanisms to keep consistent in our workflows and systems to avoid going off the rails, as well recognising as those tell tale signs that signal it happening.
Automators 41: Automated Health Tracking
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!
Nested Folders 14: You’ve Got to Have a Plan
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.
Automators 40: Automating with Tim Stringer
Tim Stringer from LearnOmniFocus.com joined us on Automators to talk about his Mac, iOS, and web-based automation.
Nested Folders 13: The Year End Review
Scotty and I discussed our approaches to year-end reviews, reflecting on what has been and planning for what is to come. Some questions we ask ourselves: What did I do this year that was awesome? Why did that work so well? What do I want to do next year? What could I have improved?
Automators 39: Automating iBeacons
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.
Nested Folders 12: Actions vs. Reference
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!
Automators 38: Simon Leeb and Pushcut
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!
Nested Folders 11: Someday/Maybe/Never
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!
Keeping Track of My Someday & Maybe Tasks with Git
Someday and maybe tasks and projects are one of those things where I can never seem to find the perfect system. I’ve tried putting these things in OmniFocus and tagging them, using Trello (which I still use, but for different purposes) and I know there has been more than one paper planner over the years!
Automators 36: Sal Soghoian's Control Panel
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 37: Mac Maintenance & Management Magic
In episode 37 of Automators David and I got our enchanted brooms ready and went to town on maintaining and managing your Mac. We did our best to get out all the cobwebs and find a way to automate all of this, while there may not be a robot vacuum for your Mac, there are plenty of tools you can use to make the magic happen automatically - good whether it’s your system or one you end up managing because the owner relies on you to do it!
Nested Folders 9: Professional and Personal
How many hats do you have? Probably lots! We all have different views of areas of our lives and keeping these both separate and merged is the challenge we tackled in this week's episode!
Automators 35: Automating Business with Don McAllister
In the latest episode of Automators David and I got a chance to talk to Don McAllister about the systems and processes he has built over the years to automate ScreenCastsOnline. As a recent addition to their team, it was a fun look behind that side of the curtain, and I hope the system and processes Don has in place will inspire you!
Nested Folders 8: Setting Up Your Workspace
In this week's episode of Nested Folders Scotty and I look at our workspaces, yes - multiple! What makes them work for us? How do we identify pain points?
Automators 34: Getting Cozy with Regular Expressions
When David first talked about doing a show on Regular Expressions I confess I was a little nervous, how do you explain something so text based in audio? Well, it turns out that with a lot of determination and research you can - and hopefully you won't confuse everyone on the way!
Nested Folders 7: How to Do Productivity With Others (Who May or May Not)
Working with other people can be a challenge, and not everyone likes to wave their productivity system around so we often don't know how they get things done! In this episode Scotty and I talked about how to work with others - whether or not we have a productivity system, how we can learn from them, and what to do to make sure the work gets done.
Automators 33: Packing List Extravaganza in Drafts
It's no secret that I love to travel - and I also love to be organized! Making a packing list is great fun, until you forget something so in this episode of Automators David and I decided to find as many ways as we could to solve the problem of creating a packing list. Naturally our techniques overlapped in a few places, but we still came up with a variety of solutions - which you can use to solve other problems too.
Nested Folders 6: Is It Worth Automating?
As many people know, automation is a topic near and dear to my heart - therefore I often think about automating something before I really know what that something is! Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Really it depends on the circumstance - so Scotty and I talked about it!
Nested Folders 5: How We Weekly Review
In episode 5 of Nested Folders Scotty and I dived into our weekly review routines. It was also good to review traps we've both previously fallen into with our reviews - I've been considering making a printed list of how I do my weekly review and if I do so I'm also going to make a list of "not to do" on it - as a reminder of those lessons that I've learned over the years!
Automators 31: Making Your ScreenFlow Flow and More with J.F. Brissette
In this episode of Automators David and I got a chance to dive behind the scenes of ScreencastsOnline and into the Terminal app (not at the same time) with J.F. Brissette. David and J.F. met years ago at Macworld!
Nested Folders 4: When Not to be Productive
Episode 4 of Nested Folders is out! In this episode Scotty and I discussed when you shouldn't be productive and some of the fun things we do when not being productive - and yes, my Nintendo Switch came up.
Relay's 5th Anniversary Live Show
This week I was fortunate enough to be able to go to San Francisco and take part in a very special live show to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Relay FM - a podcast network now old enough for kindergarten!
Automators 30: Our Recent Automations (& Shortcuts Album Player)
In episode 30 of Automators David and I thought we'd share a few of our recent automations with you - as well as updating my TextExpander outputs to accommodate a switch in my email addresses I had some fun with Shortcuts!
Nested Folders 3: Building Bookends
Episode 3 of Nested Folders has landed, in it we talk about building bookends - those magical periods of time in the run up to something in which we get everything done that we need to! I also trick Scotty into doing maths, and most important of all: Scotty has a new mic.
Automators 29: The Dark Dungeon with Adam Tow
In episode 29 of Automators we got to talk to Adam Tow - creator of awesome automations. I met Adam at the Automators WWDC meet up this year and he demoed some of his wonderful shortcuts for me. I've seen them before and even tried them out, but once I saw Adam demoing them David and I knew we had to get him on the show to share how this all works!
Nested Folders Episode 2: No(n) Zero Day
In this latest episode of Nested Folders I introduced Scotty to the idea of the Non Zero Day. I stumbled across this a few years ago on Reddit and thought that it was a great idea, do something towards your goals every day. It might not seem like rocket surgery but saying it out loud and then reviewing your efforts can make a big difference - especially for those larger goals!
Introducing Nested Folders, a Productivity Podcast
Today I’m launching a new podcast called Nested Folders with a friend of mine Scotty Jackson. Scotty and I met when we started testing early versions of OmniFocus 3 together, I believe our first real encounter was me helping him replicate a bug report so he could nail down the steps to email in. (Coincidentally this is also where I met Ryan Dotson who I ended up writing Build Your OmniFocus Workflow with - who would have guessed that people eager to do an early beta test of OmniFocus would also be good people to make productivity related content with?!)
Automators 27: Shortcuts in iOS 13 - Diving into the Deep End!
In Automators 27 David and I did the thing we do best: ignore all the advice, install the betas, suffer for it, but in the end we got you the goods on Shortcuts in iOS 13 and what it's really like!
Automators 26: Getting Started With HomeKit
In the latest episode of Automators, David and I dived into our home automation setups and went beyond "I can control it from my phone" to find out what things you can really automate, because that's the kind of automation nerds we are!
Automators 25: WWDC 2019 Automation Update
In episode 25 of Automators David and I sat down together in person, with the help of his suitcase and some shoes, we were able to record a full episode in person!
Automators 24: Automating with AirTable
In the latest episode of Automators David and I went crazy over AirTable - we use it to plan Automators which makes our life so much easier, that combined with the automations you can attach to this meant it was the perfect topic for an episode of Automators!
Pushcut: Smart Notifications Kick Off Your Shortcuts
As I've talked about on Automators before, I have used Zapier to send notifications to my iPhone which trigger Shortcuts - this means that I can have a series of automated actions happen and follow it up with something I need to manually do. I've been using PushBullet and Pushover to do this - I've tried both and they're both good, but they're designed for notifications and the URLs triggering automations is not something it was designed to do. Additionally PushBullet still hasn't been updated for the iPhone X(s) screen format. Pushover has been updated more recently, but it still doesn't quite match up with what Pushcut can do as a dedicated app.
Automators 23: Diving into Drafts Automation with Tim "The Drafts Man" Nahumck
I was really excited when Tim Nahumck agreed to come onto Automators to talk about Drafts! In the last year the app has increased in power so much, as well as gaining a Mac app, and now seemed like the perfect time to cover it.
Automators 21: Invoicing, Writing, and Regular Expressions with Dr. Drang
In episode 21 of Automators, David and I were joined by the lovely Dr Drang! You may have heard him on a few other podcasts, including Mac Power Users.
Supercomputer 27: Into the Weeds
This week I got to join Alex Cox and Matthew Cassinelli on Supercomputer where we got into the weeds of automation, especially on how I use Drafts. We also looked at using AirTable and Zapier and some of the many possibilities available to us with these amazing tools.
Automators 20: Mad Science Automation with Brett Terpstra
In episode 20 of Automators we were joined by the wonderful Brett Terpstra, and dove deep into how he got started with automation. I was personally fascinated by the extra keyboards and the Leap Motion he uses to control his Mac.
Automators 19: Shortcuts Updates
In episode 19 of Automators David and I dive into recent updates to Shortcuts.
Automators 18: Terminal Automation with John Siracusa
On episode 18 of Automators David and I interviewed John Siracusa, web developer, Perl fan, and former reviewer of Mac OS X (as it was then) for Ars Technica. John was a wonderful guest on the show - we talked about what automation he does, and doesn't do - as well as the how and the why! Like many of our listeners John is very much a Mac first user - I hope you enjoy the show!
Automators 17: Live at PodCon
Episode 17 of Automators comes to you live from PodCon!
Automators 16: Myke Hurley
In episode 16 of Automators we got to interview Myke Hurley, co-founder of Relay FM! Myke told us about how he uses automation - check out the episode to learn more!
Automators 15: Automate Your Time Tracking
Episode 15 of Automators has arrived - and with it our secrets for automating time tracking.
Automators 14: Automated Journalling
Episode 14 of Automators is all about journalling - when David suggested the topic for this episode I jumped on it. I subscribed to Day One last year and have been trying to improve my usage of it, this episode forced me to go figure out some automations to make it easier - thankfully since recording I've been journalling more consistently than ever!
Automators 13: Launch Center Pro with David Barnard
In episode 13 of Automators we got to interview David Barnard from Contrast - the company behind Launch Center Pro which was just updated this week.
Automators 11: Shortcuts Home Screens
The world has gone wild for Shortcuts home screens - including David and myself! In episode 11 of Automators we have gone into why you might want to try this crazy fad and how we're using it ourselves, so - let's dive in!
Automators 10: Zapier
Episode 10 of Automators is all about Zapier. David and I both recently dove into Zapier plans and thought it would be a great topic for an episode - after all, we use it to automate Automators!
Automators 9: Scriptable with Simon B. Støvring
Automators 8: Automated Document Filing
Episode 8 of automators is all about filing documents automatically. We we said in the episode, one of the keys to success is good naming and structure - and I made a screencast which shows you how you can use Keyboard Maestro to rename files in a specific format that we need for our project slides at work - with incrementing numbers in the middle of the document name.
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.
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!
Automators 4: First Look at Siri Shortcuts
Episode 4 of automators is all about Shortcuts and Siri Shortcuts. We discussed what's possible now, what we're excited about (and not so excited).
Automators 3: Sal Soghoian uses AppleScript to turn a Numbers Sheet into a Keynote Chart
In the third episode of Automators we are joined by Sal Soghoian, AppleScript God, to learn about AppleScript and how to use it!
Automators 2: Email Automation
Episode 2 of Automators is all about automating email. We all have email, and there are a lot of things you can do to automate it - from filters, to mail merges, and complete automation of sending emails.
iPad Pros Podcast: Episode 27 – Automators with Rosemary Orchard
I talked to Tim about getting started with automation, the future of Shortcuts, Workflow, and more.
Automators 1: Automating Calendar Events
This week's episodes of The Automators is focused on calendar event creation. There are many ways you can automatically create calendar events, and it's useful to be able to do so, to avoid losing information. You can also use calendar events as a trigger to do something - which we cover towards the end. Below there are details of all the automations we cover, including 4 (really, four!) screencasts.
Launching Automators: a Podcast About Automation
I've been asked several times if I have a podcast of my own, or a podcast about automation, and today I'm very excited to announce both: I'm launching a podcast with David Sparks on Relay FM called Automators.
Podcast Appearance - The Hitchhiker's guide to the Plannerverse
This week I was a guest on the Philofaxy podcast, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 51. I had a great time talking to Steve (as always!), as we delved into how I plan and my systems.