I have several external drives hanging around. It’s hard to remember what’s on which, despite naming them, labeling them with their names and writing down … somewhere … what’s on them.
I also have some NFC tags lying around that I’ve never figured out what to do with.
It occurs to me: I should be able to stick a tag on each drive and set my phone to show me a contents list when I tap a tag. Preferably, that contents list is stored in the cloud (iCloud or Dropbox) and is plain text or csv — I try to keep everything I can in plain text, and use nvUltra, Obsidian, NotePlan and similar apps to view and edit.
So… bright Automators, what’s the best way to (in order of importance):
open a plain text or csv document on my iPhone when I tap an NFC tag?
update (or replace) a plain-text file list on a Mac with the contents of an external drive? Ideally this would happen on dismounting, to capture any backup changes, but I realize other triggers could be easier.
On my Mac, I use Keyboard Maestro, TextExpander and Hammerspoon pretty regularly, have Hazel and would love to use it more, and I’m not on Monterrey, so no Shortcuts on Mac. I do use Shortcuts and Scriptable (preferred) on iOS, as well as 1Writer. I use Drafts on both, but just to create notes, not to store them. Happy to consider other tools though.
Thanks in advance!