Workflow Essentials Archive

In over two years of Club MacStories, we have created hundreds of workflows and scripts for the Workflow Corner section of MacStories Weekly.

Below, we have compiled a list of the workflows previously published as Workflow Essentials. The workflows are grouped by category and refer to the issue of Weekly when they were originally detailed.

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App Store

  • Saving App Artwork to Photos – Issue 52
  • Making the App Icon Grid – Issue 111
  • Turning App Store Links into Markdown Documents – Issue 52

Calendar

  • Better Calendar Event Templates – Issue 123
  • Find a Free Evening – Issue 74
  • Adding New Events with Calendar Templates – Issue 73
  • Zapier: List Upcoming Google Calendar Events – Issue 58

Files

  • Direct Download to Dropbox – Issue 54
  • DEVONmenu: Saving Multiple Files in DEVONthink (with Things Integration) – Issue 119
  • Exporting Multiple Dropbox Files at Once with Workflow's New File Actions – Issue 72
  • Automating File Conversions (and Compressing PDFs) with CloudConvert – Issue 81
  • Using iCloud Drive as a Basic Workflow Keychain – Issue 55
  • Sharing Multiple Files at Once from DEVONthink – Issue 71
  • Archiving Multiple Club Newsletters (Or Other Links) in DEVONthink – Issue 79

Photos

  • Image Editing and Uploads for WordPress Bloggers – Issue 86
  • Turning Animoji into Custom GIFs – Issue 105
  • Photos Shortcuts for the iOS 12 Review – Issue 140
  • Renaming and Uploading Multiple Images to Dropbox – Issue 51
  • Send Last Photo to Contact – Issue 50
  • Using Crop Image – Issue 52
  • Setting Up Screenshot Workflows for the iOS 11 Review – Issue 84
  • Putting iPad Pro and iPhone Plus Screenshots into Device Frames (Early 2017) – Issue 65

Email

  • AudioMail – Issue 68
  • Convert Mail Rich Text to Markdown – Issue 62
  • Mail Merge with Multiple Variables – Issue 138
  • Saving Emails from Airmail as Tasks in Todoist – Issue 62

Music

  • Message Notifications for Songs Added to Playlist – Issue 50
  • Spotify Center: A Custom Spotify Sharing Menu – Issue 58
  • Faster Access to Apple Music Playlists – Issue 50
  • Turning Live Setlists into Apple Music Playlists – Issue 120
  • Sharing Links Between Music Services with Songlink – Issue 67

Task Management

  • Creating Launcher Shortcuts for Todoist Filters – Issue 103
  • A Richer Save Menu for Things – Issue 117
  • Filtering Reminders Containing URLs – Issue 139
  • Parse Multiple Lines of Text as Todoist Tasks – Issue 57
  • Adding Items From a DEVONthink Group to a Things Project – Issue 122
  • Task IDs and Adding Checklist Items to Existing Things Tasks – Issue 125
  • Making a Custom 'Add to Todoist' Workflow – Issue 67
  • Saving Tasks with Files to Todoist – Issue 56
  • A Todoist Template for This Week's Tasks – Issue 102
  • Automating Subtask Creation in GoodTask 3 – Issue 141
  • Turning Multiple Notes into Tasks with Workflow’s Drag and Drop – Issue 104

Text

  • Secure Copy with No Universal Clipboard – Issue 49
  • A Better Share Extension for Evernote – Issue 83
  • Automating Ulysses 2.8 – Issue 75
  • Compiling and Exporting Tagged Notes in Drafts 5 – Issue 133
  • Automating Bear, Part 1 – Issue 56

Time Tracking

  • Advanced Toggl Timers with Dictionaries – Issue 69
  • Logging Google Calendar Events with Zapier and Toggl – Issue 61
  • Setting Up Individual Toggl Timer Shortcuts – Issue 63

Web

  • Convert Labeled Trello Cards to Tasks, Slack Messages, and More with Zapier – Issue 70
  • Using DEVONthink as a Read-Later App – Issue 121
  • Zapier: From MailChimp Newsletter to Twitter and Airtable – Issue 56
  • Archiving The New Yorker's Cartoons in Apple Notes – Issue 66
  • Save Safari Links as Rich Cards in Trello – Issue 54
  • Bridging Workflow and Zapier Automation with Webhooks – Issue 64
  • Inspect RSS Feed from Webpage – Issue 53
  • Check the Weather with Dark Sky – Issue 137

Other

  • Refreshing a Plex Library on a Local Network – Issue 115
  • Enable Slack's Do Not Disturb via Siri – Issue 137
  • Share Pocket Article with Featured Image – Issue 59
  • Currency Conversions with Historical Exchange Rates – Issue 113
  • Running Shortcuts as External Functions – Issue 142
  • Workflow and the Trello API, Part 1 – Issue 76
  • Workflow and the Trello API, Part 3: Exporting Multiple Trello Cards to Ulysses – Issue 78
  • Scheduling Slack Reminders with the Slack API – Issue 53
  • Workflow and the Trello API, Part 2: Exporting a Single Trello Card – Issue 77
  • iOS 10 Speech Recognition with Language Picker – Issue 49
  • Collecting Games I Want to Play in Airtable – Issue 114
  • Backup Workflows – Issue 57
  • Easier Reporting of iPhone X Battery Benchmarks – Issue 106
  • Backup Your Workflows – Issue 69
  • Share Location with Street View, Apple Maps, and iMessage – Issue 61