Chaining workflows in Workflow

Chaining actions is what we do best here and Stephen Millard introduced a puzzling concept with his piece from July:

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.

Searching OmniFocus with Launchbar — Part 1

I was reluctant and lingered until I embraced OmniFocus as my panacea for task management; I was afraid it would overwhelm me with features and stifle my productivity with hoaxes, but that hasn't been the case. Launchbar has been my loyal companion since I began fiddling with automation on my Mac. We'll mingle both in this article: we'll search through all our tasks from Launchbar and learn some Javascript for Automation along the way.

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Expanding truncated RSS feeds

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.

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Late Thoughts on iOS 9 and x‑callback‑url

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.

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Preview Fountain Screenplays in Drafts

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.

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