I recently had the enormous pleasure of being able to return to Learn OmniFocus, joining Tim Stringer to share some moves about using iOS Shortcuts with OmniFocus . We also went through ways to use this to customize Home Screens with widgets, with particular thanks to great apps that augment Shortcuts capabilities:
Tim has made a sample version of the video freely available to all, so I’ve added it here below, and is sharing the Shortcuts I built as part of his page highlighting this video/event.
I recently needed to conduct a series of user interviews at work to get feedback and engage in testing a new product, and thought this would be an awesome use case for Shortcuts, so that I could book meetings easily.
Recently, I was introduced to Block Kit for Slack, and I was super pumped to try to work with this. Since my team at work uses agile and scrum for our work processes, and since we sometimes need to scrum through Slack if calendars collide, I though this would be a compelling use case for a block-based solution, and use Shortcuts to help assemble it.
On the latest episode of Nested Folders, Rosemary Orchard and I talked about decluttering for productivity. It was super inspirational for me.
Timing has a lot to do with ideas. I’m no stranger to decluttering, minimalism, and just plain thinking about better spaces. I loved Marie Kondo’s books, as well as The Power of Less and Zen Habits by Leo Babauta, but there is a big difference between appreciating ideas and implementing them. We’ve even done a Nested Folders episode specifically on workspace setup before. But the timing here? Just right.