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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 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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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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Trello is a lovely service which offers Kanban boards for planning - and I often like to plan out projects there, especially ones that need to be done in multiple stages or have many areas of focus. OmniFocus is my task manager of choice though which means I need my tasks to end up in there to have...

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This is a very simple Workflow which allows you to add TaskPaper formatted tasks or projects to your preferred place in OmniFocusSteps: Count: This checks for input. If: If there is no input... Text: Show you your clipboard and allow you to edit it. Else Get Variable: Get the inp...

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Sometimes you take screenshots, lots of screenshots. And sometimes you use built in screen recording to capture what's happening on a device. You probably use these features even more frequently if you’re beta testing an app - and that’s how this Workflow came to be. Ryan mentioned in the OmniFoc...

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This is a very simple Workflow I use to get the show notes for the Mac Power Users podcast, I use it when I’m listening on another device and I don’t want to grab it or interrupt what I’m doing. It’s quite simple, just 3 steps in fact.

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