a few episodes into the podcast ‘Focused’ I started to reflect my behaviour. I want to reduce Twitter and RSS use and instead start getting mindful about what I do.
I like ‘The Five Minute Journal’ approach of Joshua Ginter suggested in his blog article ‘Five Ways to Automate Your Day One Journal with TextExpander’.
With this basis I wanted to automate the five minute journal processing for Dayone even further.
For iOS I wanted to use the Home Screen Bookmark shortcut by @sylumer
to create a custom icon to open Drafts, trigger an action inserting the TextExpander abbreviation opening the TextExpander snippets by Chuck Grimmett.
For the Drafts url scheme I thought about:
The Drafts action contains the utility action “Insert Text”, with the abbreviation <<;5am>> to trigger the Textexpander dialog.
So far drafts is opening and the Textexpander snippet is inserted, but unfortunately not the TextExpander form is called to insert directly the content, but the raw TextExpander text is directly inserted in Drafts. Is there a way that the TextExpander form is presented? If I write the TextExpander abbreviation manually in Drafts, the form is presented.
As last step I would trigger the below action step to add the entry to dayone:
Thanks for further ideas how to reach the goal.