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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.The next step is choosing your action, you c...

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Another Workflow workflow I demonstrated in my Learn OmniFocus Video was one to generate a project for travel. I travel a fair amount, and often to more than one destination so this is built around that. The first thing I do is decide where I'm going and when I'll go there. Then the Workflow p...

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I was asked to talk through my thought process behind a Workflow by powderizedbookworm in the OmniFocus Slack, so this post will go into more detail than usual.The purpose of this Workflow is to add my syllabus to my OmniFocus project for that class. The project will already exist as I have to...

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A while ago I ordered a rainbow watch strap. Not just any rainbow watch strap, but an aluminium link, Apple Watch strap. I came across a purple link watch strap on Reddit months ago, fell in love and then was immensely disappointed it had sold out. I did spot the rainbow strap on the same website...

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OmniFocus 3 for iOS is here, and there's more than a few changes! If you want to see a video of my setup you can do so over on Learn OmniFocus, there's also an article on how I've been using OF3 over on Inside OmniFocus. Finally you might want to check on my OmniFocus Sneak Peak - though that was back in March and more than a few things have changed since then!

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A workflow I frequently run to help me remember tasks is my Trigger List workflow. For those of you not familiar with them, trigger lists are essentially prompts you use to help you remember things you may have forgotten. This workflow is very simple, it has a list of items at the top, goes thro...

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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. ListsA list is exactly what it sounds like. You have a list of items, and you can choose from t...

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The Siri Watch face has been an unexpected gem for me - it is limited but still very useful. One thing many people miss is that you can customise the data sources for the watch face - so if you don't want to see reminders to breathe, or the stocks then you don't need to.The Siri watch face only...

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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.Steps: Text: This contains your name. Text: This conta...

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I've been working on a project for a while - a place to find all of the automation content for Mac, iOS, Web and even your home, and it's finally ready!Automation Orchard is where I've collected every article, podcast and even video I've found regarding any automation topic related to Apple,...

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