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IOS Automation - Part 2

Date: 28th April 2017

Duration: 49:05

Show ref: SCOM0625

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

iOS Automation - Part 1

Date: 31st March 2017

Duration: 62:00

Show ref: SCOM0617

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!

Following on from the extremely popular GTD Part 1 episode (SCOM0578), Mile Schimtz takes a look at two other important facets of the GTD system - Clarify & Organise.

Underscoring the core principal of using a trusted system as your task manager, in this case OmniFocus, Mike looks at using other applications we’ve previously covered on ScreenCastsOnline to set up reference files.

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Workflow for iOS - Part 2

Date: 16th January 2015

Duration: 15:54

Show ref: SCOI0200

A deeper look at some of the more involved workflows possible in Workflow for iOS.

Workflow brings easy workflow automation to the iPad and iPhone. Workflow automation has been available on iOS for a while, but only really accessible to those with a pioneering spirit who like tinkering with long and complex URL schemes.

With the release of Workflow for iOS, Automation is now available for the rest of us!

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Workflow for iOS - Part 1

Date: 9th January 2015

Duration: 15:17

Show ref: SCOI0199

Workflow brings easy workflow automation to the iPad and iPhone.

Workflow automation has been available on iOS for a while, but only really accessible to those with a pioneering spirit who like tinkering with long and complex URL schemes.

With the release of Workflow for iOS, Automation is now available for the rest of us!

This tutorial has been archived

Launch Center Pro

Date: 13th July 2012

Duration: 19:21

Show ref: SCOI0066

If you're a fan of LaunchBar or Alfred on the Mac, you'll love this iOS application.

Launch Center Pro is both an application and task launcher. Install it in your iOS dock and get immediate access to all your favourite applications as well and your most commonly used tasks.

No need to hunt or search for an app, open it and then find the required function. With Launch Center Pro, you can configure these right in the application, all just a tap or a swipe away.