Not in my Overcast feed yet.
Is it already posted?
It should be appearing soon. I’ve just been chatting to @RosemaryOrchard about it being in the RSS, but not yet appearing in some of the other service feeds.
Thank you for informing her.
I just received the notification from Overcast for this new episode.
I had a couple of ideas about the playing a sound in a Drafts action point that came up.
And no IBM don’t provide a workaround in their document, only confirmation that there isn’t one.
But if you have a Mac, you can certainly try it out, and see if you can identify what the mystery sound it plays is
Audio (Shell Script)
But, if you’re on a Mac anyway, I think a nicer approach, assuming you have the audio file stored locally, is to use Drafts to run some shell script to play the audio.
- Download Drafts Audio (Shell) action.
This action is just playing a standard Mac system audio file from the command line and it’s actually really easy to do.
In both cases the actual audio to be played is specified by the template tag step at the start of the action, so if anyone does want to use it, it is relatively easy to maintain (but that first option uses a Base64 encoded version of an MP3 file - you can encode files on the command line on the Mac (see the “Base64 Encoding Images: Mac” section in this Drafts-related post) or via an online service, of which there are many).
To use these actions, you can include the action at the end of any other action to play a sound on completion.
Note: I’ve purposefully left the options for both actions as visible on Mac and iPhone/iPad just so people can take a look at the steps an code regardless of what platforms they have access to.
@MacSparky level 100 fanboyed in this one! lol
There was a mention of automatically turning off the sleep mode on the iPhone while shopping. How was this achieved?
app.isIdleDisabled = true;
Thanks. Can this be used in Scriptable or only in Drafts?
This is an attribute specifically on the “app” global in Drafts so I’m thinking it’s just drafts.
You are correct. It is a Drafts specific feature. App developers would need to build an equivalent into their apps for it to be available in those apps.
The shopping mode action is linked in the show notes
Thanks. That would be a good Shortcut action to have. Disable and Enable Auto-Luck when a certain app is open.
I’m pretty sure you have to have Drafts active for it to work.
Yes. I was just wishfull thinking that the Shortcuts had a stock action like that. It would be useful.
I hear ya. Lots of settings would be handy if we could toggle them with Shortcuts