Thought I would share a recent simple, but useful automation of mine used while practicing guitar.
I use the wonderful app forScore to save all of my guitar tabs. In addition to the tabs, forScore allows a song to be stored along with the tab. Nice one stop destination… pull up the tab, tap on play and begin practice/play along.
My workflow has been fragmented when I have another reference file that I want to be accessible while I’m playing. The common example of this is a YouTube video I’ve saved locally on my iPad. To access I have to separately open Files and then navigate to the file of interest.
Thanks to this shortcut posted by the MacStories team, I realized I could deep link within forScore to the video file on my iPad. By doing that I now simply open the tab in forScore and tap on a button to open the video. So much faster and in context! Perfect automation.
Setting up a new deep link:
- Run the FS Bookmarks shortcut
- The prior step will add a URL with link to the file to the clipboard
- Open the tab of interest in forScore
- Tap on the briefcase icon in upper right and then choose Buttons
- In the Button Settings window choose Open Link
- Tap on the Link entry and then paste the clipboard entry
- Tap on the tab in the location where you want the button to appear
- Tap Save
I hope this helpful for somebody else. BTW, if you have a Shortcut that will help me improve my guitar skills, please share!
Cheers! — jay