Posts with the Workflow tag

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!).

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.

Workflow: Markdown To Nice PDF

Every so often I want to make a nice PDF from some text which is currently formatted in Markdown and I often do this by sharing the text to Workflow. Unfortunately by default when you make rich text from markdown in Workflow you end up with something like this:

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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.

Shortcuts Beta now open!

Earlier today a few little birdies told me about the Shortcuts beta being open to sign up for if you have a developer account. If I hadn't already had one I might have been tempted to sign up for it just for this!

Workflow: OmniFocus When Home

I often add things to my OmniFocus as reminders of items to do when I get home - however they're not due when I get home, which would be the default if I added these icons through the Forecast view for today. As such as I have the following Workflow which allows me to defer items until I get home.

Workflow: Drafts 5

Workflow has built in support for Drafts 4 - but no actions for Drafts 5. This workflow is intended to replace some of that functionality. You can share text to it, get text from the clipboard, type text in, or modify the text on the keyboard to start.

Workflow: Menus, Lists & Dictionaries

When should you use a list or a menu. What about a dictionary? If you're not a programmer and have had little experience with writing for computers in general then this can be a little overwhelming.

Overlay Contact Information on Wallpaper

Overlay Contact Information On Wallpaper A while ago Katie Floyd put out a call on Twitter looking for a replacement app which can overlay contact information onto your wallpaper for iOS. I thought "I bet you can do this with Workflow", and I was right! Here's how it works.

Workflow: Clearing Out Your Camera Roll

Clear The Camera Roll Sometimes you take screenshots, lots of screenshots. And sometimes you use built in screen recording to capture what's happening on a device. You probably use these features even more frequently if you’re beta testing an app - and that’s how this Workflow came to be. Ryan mentioned in the OmniFocus Beta Slack that his camera roll was suffering with all the screenshots he’s been taking. Challenge accepted. This workflow will help you delete both screenshots and screencasts you’ve taken on your devices.

Good Morning Computer

A while ago in the Mac Power Users Facebook Group I was challenged to make a Workflow which would tell the user about their upcoming day. When it runs Workflow will say something like this:

Workflow: What’s the weather like today?

I’ve been exploring APIs quite a bit recently and came across the Dark Sky API (free for up to 1000 calls a day). The possibilities with this API, like most, are many - and my immediate thought was I could use it to tell me at the start of the day what the weather will be like for the day - regardless of where I am.