Workflow: Automation for Everyone.

There are a plethora of great Workflows for Workflow popping out of the woodwork. I haven’t had a chance to check most of them out, but my good friend Phillip has taken it upon himself to improve upon some and introduce a few of his own. I just love how he rises to a challenge…

Up next, the Evernote Webclipper. The challenge was to run this action without ever leaving Safari, so I couldn’t appeal to Drafts or even Evernote.

If you haven’t yet bought Workflow, you may want to get in on the action before the price goes up; this app just keeps getting better.

Send Workflow to Another Device With Pythonista & Command-C

Workflow, a powerful and intuitive automation app for iOS, recently made its debut on the App Store and rather than write a review of it (you can read Viticci’s rather extensive review), I decided to spend a little time tackling the lack of Sync.

I’m sure it’s a matter of time until the Workflow team come up with a more elegant solution (iCloud or Dropbox sync possibly), but until then, I thought I’d resort to a few tools already in my arsenal, namely Pythonista, Command-C and Workflow of course.

Black Friday Deals - 2014

It’s that time of year again when prices go down and great deals can be found. If you’ve been holding out for that special app or game, now may just be the best time to buy. As usual, there are a plethora of sources for getting the lowdown on great deals, so I won’t cover them all, only those I really like.

ChronoSync Black Friday Sale

The need for good, solid backups has already been discussed to death, so I’ll spare you that sermon for now. I will however mention that I’m a strong proponent for a multi tiered backup system and a bootable clone is an integral part of said system. For the longest time, Carbon Copy Cloner was charged with that job, but recently, it has given way to ChronoSync.

Menubar Apps

I love peeking over other people’s shoulders and getting a glimpse of the apps and tools they use. Likewise, one of my preferred sections in tech podcasts is when they talk about their favourite apps or little gems that make their life and work easier, more efficient or simply more fun.

Somewhat spurred by Andreas’ post, I decided it was about time I return the favour and let others peak over my shoulder. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover your next favourite gem.

Editorial Workflows - Send TaskPaper Tasks to Reminders

With the advent of Fantastical 2 for iPad, I thought it would be as good a time as any to write about these two little Editorial Workflows I have. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m using Reminders to keep track of my time sensitive tasks. If something needs to be done on a certain day at a certain time, then it’ll find it’s way to Reminders.

Fantastical 2 for iPad is Here

Fantastical 2 for iPad is finally here. It’s immediately visible the thought and work that has gone into its development because it’s not a plain port of the iPhone app, stretching bits and pieces, instead, the extra space is used to present more information in a clear, and clever way.

This also means that all those little bits of automation that target Fantastical, now work on your iPad too. I can finally share a few Editorial Workflows and other bits of automation… In time though…

Back to Photography - Stormy Skies

One of my little hobbies — or passions if you will — is photography. Unfortunately, it’s not one I pursue as often as I’d like. Inspiration strikes ever so randomly and much like a roller coaster, I have my ups and downs.

Lately though, I’ve been feeling good about it again and therefore started taking some photos and revisiting others. Although not entirely what you’re accustomed to seeing in this space, I’ll be posting the odd picture now and then.

Understanding URL Encoding

Once again my good friend Phillip does and phenomenal job of explaining the intricacies of URL-encoding. He breaks it down in such a way that what once seemed complex now seems trivial. I urge you to read his post, your workflows will surely benefit from the knowledge gained.

Via: Philgr.com

QuickCursor With Sublime Text and Keyboard Maestro

I never really took to QuickCursor when it was around. For some reason it just didn’t click with me. Recently however, I’ve been having a change of heart, all due to a new feature in MailMate. The feature I’m referring too is a command bundle that allows me to compose an email in my text editor of choice, namely Sublime Text 3. I’ve been enjoying having the power and flexibility of ST3 at my beck and call so much so, that I finally felt the irresistible urge to adopt this workflow globally.