You read Viticci on how the MacStories team uses Slack to keep everyone on the loop and Seth Clifford shared how he uses Slack to receive important notifications and do other neat tricks. I've been using Slack as a notification hub for a while now and here's my tight collection of integrations.Read more
The approach I've adopted is based around a simple single level control workflow. It takes an input and then based on that sequentially determines what should happen next. It triggers that by calling another workflow using an x-callback URL.
I can't find much practical use for it and it is quite complex to grasp what happens underneath, but interesting if you want a modular approach to your workflow. Here's a video so you can see his examples in action. Stephen has even more resources for Workflow, so be sure to check his blog.www.thoughtasylum.com
There's a good chance that you read this blog from its RSS feed, that's how I follow most publishers without a regular schedule or sites that publish no more than a couple of pieces daily. For the rest, there's Twitter. Some feeds I subscribe to truncate their articles and exhibit a single paragraph, a couple hundred characters or just a Twitter-like description, a link by the end of the excerpt takes you to the article in the original site and I'm declaring war to them.Read more
As I use Drafts further more, I built actions to aid my writing. In this article I'll share 4 actions I use all the time whenever I write in Drafts.Read more
Two years ago was probably the first time I heard of
x‑callback‑url. It was the most remarkable, at least, with an article on MacStories in which Viticci chained 4 apps. He swiftly moved information between them, starting with a bookmarklet in Safari and bouncing into Drafts, then Due and returning to Safari afterwards. Seeing what an empowered iOS user could achieve mesmerized me.
Two or three years ago, I got my degree in film. I wanted to be a screenwriter since the beginning of the course and I graduated as one, with a script written in a syntax developed by John August, Nima Yousefi and Stu Maschwitz called Fountain. Screenwriting has a strict formatting rules and used to require either expensive (Final Draft) or bloated (Celtx) software; Fountain took the game to plain text.Read more
Who could forecast I'd be posting a bookmarklet halfway through 2015? I thought they would be dead upon iOS 8. Simone de Rochefort wanted iOS to recognize when a post is from Tumblr and allow her to open it in the app. I wrote a bookmarklet to trigger that and it gets the job done.Read more
Matteo Cappadonna moved his blog to Jekyll and hosted with GitHub Pages. Now he reports how he publishes new articles on iOS. He writes on Drafts and uploads his posts with Working Copy, a git client with x-callback-url. Workflow ties everything together. Check it out.www.matteocappadonna.org