A really nice episode. Thanks!
My perspective on MFC Deck - from what Adam was saying - was that this could be a really good rival to Metagrid. In fact I think it’s better than it as it could combine “local” and “remote” actions. “Local” being “on the iPhone / iPad” as opposed to “remote” - which would be on a Mac.
So, I got round to playing with this yesterday.
The sweet spot appears to be kicking off local shortcuts. Experiments - various ways - with tickling Keyboard Maestro suggested to me it’s rather slow, compared to Metagrid.
This is mainly because Metagrid can use a USB connection. I don’t believe Shortcuts and hence MFC Deck can. (Metagrid is also slow over WiFi - so this is not a criticism of MFC Deck.)
There’re also side effects:
- The Shortcuts app flashes up if I do it via a shortcut. This is probably inevitable.
- A Safari tab appears if I do it via a URL.
I’ll take the former get the latter any day - as it leaves no artefacts behind.
So, I think I can use MFC mainly as a Shortcuts dashboard. I’ll stick to Metagrid-over-USB for push button control of my Mac,