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iOS offers less options for automation than the Mac due to sandboxing, which limits what apps can do. But there are still some powerful automation tools available if you understand how the basic building blocks work.
In Part 2 of this iOS automation series, we dive deeper into automation workflows for iOS and give you several specific examples of how to implement these yourself. We walk you through some important concepts (like setting/calling variables and using prompts for text entry), and show you step-by-step how to construct these workflows for yourself.
In this tutorial we demonstrate:
How to get around the lack of a share sheet in Mail
How to append Amazon links to an Evernote note
How to create multi-step workflows like using AirDrop to send screenshots to your Mac and then automatically delete them from your iOS device
How to integrate prompts and set variables for use in iOS automation workflows in Workflow and Launch Center Pro
How to send multiple tasks to OmniFocus from Drafts and create OmniFocus project templates in Workflow
How to use Editorial to automate writing tasks and use Python scripts inside of Editorial workflows
Date: 21st April 2017
Recently launched by Apple, Clips is a brand new way to capture and edit video on your iPhone or iPad.
iMovie is great, but sometimes you just want to assemble a short video to post quickly to your favourite social media service, share with iCloud Photo sharing or just email to someone.
Clips allows you to rapidly capture live video, photos, or video and photos in your iCloud Photo library and create a mini movie with just a few taps. You can annotate your movie with live titles, just by talking, as well as adding stickers, filters, emojis and more in a flash.
Despite seeming a very simple application, Clips actually has some hidden depths, and allows you to do much more than can you imagine.
Automation is key to productivity but iOS offers less options for automation than the Mac. This is mainly due to sandboxing, which limits what apps can do, and how they can interoperate. However, there are still some powerful automation tools available if you take time to understand how the basic building blocks of automation on iOS work.
In Part 1 of this iOS automation series, we introduce you to iOS automation via app extensions, and explain how URL schemes work. We also show you how to use URL schemes in some common iOS automation applications, to give you a solid knowledge base for automating your own iOS workflows.
In this tutorial we demonstrate:
Examples of app extensions like the 1Password Touch ID extension and the TextExpander third-party keyboard
How URL schemes are constructed on iOS
How x-callback-url allows you to string actions together
Adding actions to Drafts via the actions directory and carpeting them from scratch
Creating Launch Center Pro actions using the Action Composer
Building and launching workflows via the Workflow app, Notification Center widget, and app extension
Since the tutorial was recorded, Apple have now acquired the Workflow app and made it available for free on the App Store. Perhaps we'll see more Workflow like features built into future releases of iOS!
Date: 7th March 2017
Tip Video - We have covered Apple Photos in depth on ScreenCastsOnline, but in this short tip video, I want to revisit how to create and manage metadata with your iCloud Photo Library.
On both the Mac and iOS, Apple Photos is getting smarter by applying machine learning technology on the device, to automatically categorise photos. However, there are still instances when you want to add your own personal metadata in the form of titles, descriptions, keywords or location information.
In this tip video, I focus on adding title and keyword metadata via the Info Panel and the Keyword Manager.
Date: 28th February 2017
Tip Video - We looked at filtering your Twitter timeline with Mute filters a couple of weeks ago in episode SCOM0604.
Another option to take control of Twitter is to create and subscribe to Twitter lists. Twitter lists allow you to create multiple timelines based on specific people, it's a great way to organise the Twitter firehose into something more manageable.
In this short tip video, I take you through the mechanisms built into Tweetbot on the Mac and iOS to allow you to setup and subscribe to Twitter lists.
Bear is the new kid on the block as far as plain text editing on the Mac, iPad and iPhone is concerned.
Despite being a committed Ulyssess and Scrivener user, my interest was piqued by the glowing reviews and the fact that Bear was selected as "App of the Year" 2016 by Apple.
After using Bear for a couple of weeks (and the fact that I received many requests), I decided that it would be remiss of me not to cover Bear on ScreenCastsOnline - it really is a beautiful app!
However, there is one aspect of the app that may not sit well with some people, and that's to enable syncing between devices (and to switch on some other functionality), you need to upgrade to Bear Pro, which just happens to be a subscription service.
Consequently, in this tutorial, I focus mainly on the features in the free version, but still take a look at the Bear Pro options.
Well worth taking a look!
Date: 14th February 2017
Tip Video - There's never been a better time to start filtering and muting parts of your Twitter stream.
In this short tip video, I take you through the mechanisms built into Tweetbot on the Mac and iOs to allow you to mute People, Keywords, Hashtags and Twitter Clients.
Mike Schmitz did a fantastic job of teaching us the Getting Things Done philosophy in his three part series. In those tutorials, he concentrated on using OmniFocus as the task manager. Whilst OmniFocus is a great task manager, it's extremely powerful and may be overkill for some people.
If you'd still like to try out some GTD principals, why not use an alternative task manager to OmniFocus called Wunderlist.
Wunderlist is cross platform with free apps for iOS, Mac, (and Windows, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and even Chromebooks!)
In this tutorial, Allison Sheridan will teach how to to use this fantastic tool, keep your action items synced across all of your Mac and iOS devices, how to share to-do lists, and even assign action items to other people.
Date: 23rd December 2016
When it comes to getting things done, a little planning and organizing can go a long way.
In Part 3 of the GTD Productivity series, we show you how to leverage the hard work you did in capturing (Part 1), clarifying, and organizing (Part 2) into increased efficiency by utilizing your task management tools to display just the tasks you need to do, when you need to do them.
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