Posts tagged ‘drafts’

Better work diary actions

In the update at the beginning of this post that shouldn’t have been written, I show how the Launch Center Pro work diary actions should have been built, but I’d like to have a freestanding post describing the actions that I can refer to later. This will be that (somewhat redundant) post. The LCP actions…


Work diary revisited

Update 8/21/14 You can pretty much ignore this post unless you want to explore the psychology of how someone can get caught in one way of thinking and miss something as plain as the nose on his face. My first instinct is to write scripts, and I knew I could write Pythonista scripts to do…


Simple expense report with Drafts and Pythonista

I suppose there are dozens, if not hundreds, of expense-tracking apps in the App Store. I mostly want to track travel expenses, and I don’t travel for work all that much, so my needs for such an app are pretty modest. My standards for usability, though, are high. I don’t want to have to categorize…


A simple Drafts tip

Most of the tips for Drafts that you run across on the internet have to do with its extensive set of Actions that send your text to and from other apps. This is altogether fitting and proper, as Drafts’ developer, Greg Pierce, is the creator of the iOS x-callback-url spec that makes that interapp communication…


A simple Drafts work diary

Topics for posts are piling up and I don’t have time to write them up. I’ve recently plotted out posts on The dangers of stored strain energy and how I avoided shooting my older son with the head of a screw when he helped me run some load tests a couple of months ago. This…


Drafts and diet

Bad habits are insidious and hard to shake. As my wife went through cancer treatment, I began to eat poorly and too much. The modest discipline that had allowed me to lose 15 pounds a couple of years earlier seemed unimportant, and I adopted the attitude of “at least I’m not drinking.” Now it’s time…


New flexible timestamps in Drafts

One of the least-well-kept secrets in the iOS app world is the big jump in functionality that Drafts has made in the revisions released in last few weeks. I’m pretty sure that by the time I’m done writing this post Federico Viticci will have figured out a URL scheme that will have it making his…