Drafts + Actions → Drafts + Shortcuts → Shortcuts on the Desktop → Getting annoyed at the unreliability of Shortcuts → back to Drafts + Actions.
Am I the only one? And how do you choose Drafts + Actions vs Drafts + Shortcuts. Also for those doing contextual computing with shortcuts on the desktop. Do you find that to be reliable? I find Shortcuts becomes unresponsive a couple times a day to the point that I have to bounce my phone.
Like Rose, I do pretty much everything I need to within Drafts itself rather than going out to Shortcuts.
Maybe there’s something we can do to help you with what you’re doing if you can share some specifics around where there are issues: though if it is inter-app communication, then Shortcuts may still be your best plumbing option.
Mostly I just noticed a cycle. I’m re-listening to the Nested Folders intro to GTD as well as GTD Nordic which is getting me excited about drafts for capture again. I’m realizing perhaps I’m using this cycle as a way to avoid clarifying which is leading to procrastination
For me, whether I use a Drafts action or a Shortcut kind of depends on the context. For example, I’ve got an evening review Shortcut that does a bunch of things with Drafts, and in that one zI’m trying to use all Shortcuts actions since I hate flipping between Drafts and Shortcuts.
In the case where I almost always run the action from Drafts, well obviously I try not to use Shortcuts since again, I hate flipping between apps. My real problem tends to come from situations where I use the action a lot in both situations. For example, writing to my journal. Unfortunately then the only choices are to duplicate the functionality or just make a decision and be slightly annoyed some of the time, . For me at least that decision often turns out to be shortcuts since it’s faster to write in unless I already have a Drafts action that does almost everything I need that I can modify or whatever I’m trying to do is a pain in Shortcuts.