Category Automation

Shortcut: Micropost To Jekyll Blog

You may remember me trying to quit Twitter (well in fact I’ve tried several times) and start using micro.blog. This didn’t work, for various reasons, so I have resurrected my project to try and build a version on my own blog. This is pretty easy to get off the ground but I never got it…

Shortcuts: Things Attachments Using Bear

I’ve made no secret that I have been crying out for the ability to add attachment to Things 3. I love the app but this is the only thing that is keeping me using Todoist for work related reminders. I have tried loads of different options and work arounds, been helped out along the way,…

Shortcuts: Idea To Drafts And Things

After giving it some time I am very happy with doing all my blog writing in Drafts 5. Unfortunately due to Workflow’s slowing updates, actions take ages to update and I have been stuck on a way to update my old Bear for ideas Workflow. Luckily using Drafts actions and the robust URL scheme I’ve…

Shortcuts: Shopping List In Things

As I slowly split my life into different sections, and live a life with different apps for home and work – Things 3 has become vitally important. It takes a more relaxed approach than Todoist and allows me to remember things to do but not feel stressed about them. So I’ve put together a simple…

Shortcuts: Bear And Things For Ideas

This is becoming a bit of a regular occurrence, I’m on a roll creating Workflows to make my writing easier. This latest one uses my new todo app Things and my favourite notes app Bear to make sure I catch all the ideas I have for blog posts. Thats not to say it can’t be…

Shortcuts: Interesting Links To Things

Wow, well this adventure into the possibility of using Things as a replacement for Todoist is proving fruitful. That is not to say I couldn’t do most of these things in other apps, but the automation seems much more approachable. It also helps that people like Federico at MacStories keep giving me inspiration for more…

Shortcuts: Natural Language Dates In Things

As you might have gathered already I have been playing around with Things 3 from Cultured Code. After being a long time Todoist user it has taken a little getting used to, but the recent updates have made the app provide almost everything that I am looking for. One major missing piece is natural language…

The Workflows That Make My Blog

After messing around with Wordpress for a long time and never being happy with the performance, things have changed. Couple this with the fact I work on my phone and iPad a lot and I solved two issues with one stone. My blog is now a static site built with Jekyll and hosted through Github…