It's possible to create a workflow that can automate the entire process of adding a watermark to images using the Overlay Image action, a more recent addition to Workflow's collection. This particular action is very customizable, providing options for the dimensions, location and angle of the overlaid image.
Most of my sparse moments of writing happen in front of my Macbook and after I dismissed Text Expander – due to the changes in its business model, I’ve reconsidered my writing workflow. Rather than moving my snippets to Keyboard Maestro, I started over and detached myself from most of the shortcuts, yet one group niggled me: links to apps.Read more
John Voorhees followed the lessons from his previous project, Blink, and released an app dedicated to Amazon affiliate links: Associate. Support for x-callback-url didn't make the cut for the 1.0 release, but was added in a subsequent update and I have some actions for you.Read more
What a flawless patch and how awfully late I got to the party, as I waited for the WWDC confetti to settle! Workflow now works as a trigger for IFTTT recipes and you can connect it to more than 300 channels, although one third of them are for home appliances and gadgets. Still, there are still plenty of services to play with and here are some of the recipes and workflows I made.Read more
Workflow 1.5: App Store Automation, Trello and Ulysses Actions, Audio Metadata, Safari View Controller, and More
Unsurprisingly for the Workflow team, this release adds over 20 new actions and dozens of improvements. Some of them are new app actions based on URL schemes, while others introduce brand new system integrations (such as iTunes Store, App Store, and Safari View Controller) and web actions for the popular Trello team collaboration service.
On the official blog announcement, a lot of praise for the new Workflow Composer., a huge improvement in performance:
We rebuilt the Workflow Composer from the ground up using ComponentKit for dramatically improved performance and reliability. Now your workflows open instantly no matter how long they are. More importantly, these efficiency gains mean your workflows run considerably faster than ever before!
As someone who built outrageously long workflows, I've spotted all sorts of bugs while I stacked actions and these all vanished now. This is the update I've been waiting for and I couldn't praise it enough.www.macstories.net
Each case of automation is unique to the individual and how you organize your life, and the objects around it, is a personal subject. When it comes down how we treat our text files, I doubt that freeform writing covers all the reports, posts, journal entries or most of the notes you jot down.
This post will show a simple way to create dynamic structures in Drafts that you can use whenever you have a specific use for a text model.Read more
I'm a huge fan of Apple Music and the feature I like the most is the music recommendations. Every day I listen to 2 or 3 playlists suggested in the "For You" session and they're always spot on. It was much to my surprise that I found out this appreciation was not universal in a post by David Sparks. I started investigating what matters for good Apple Music recommendations and, maybe, I can help you improve your playlists.Read more
Airtable, a service to create beautiful data spreadsheets, released a calendar view.blog.airtable.com
Created by David Sparks (aka MacSparky), these screencasts will help new and existing users get more out of the Drafts – with introductions to many of Drafts features, how to customize the app, and how to setup and use Drafts actions to integrate with a variety of services and apps.
The first 2 episodes are up, a nice overview and an introduction to Drafts' Dropbox integration. Here's the former:agiletortoise.com