Close Your Rings Differently

Listening to Upgrade recently, I was reminded about a feature that I really want to see incorporated into the Apple Watch fitness tracking: rest days. I’m not a fitness expert by an means, and I have a long journey ahead of me to start living a healthier lifestyle in 2022. But I’ve done a lot of training in the past, and I can adamantly say that rest days are vital whether you’re starting a new routine, are years-deep into one, or even if you’re a pro-level athlete. There are many situations where resting for a day is actually more beneficial than continuing to push through an injury or illness. And Apple would do well to make a feature available to users to implement days of rest. I think there are a couple of different ways to handle this: one is a simple change that could be done now, the other would take a bit more to implement but I think would ultimately be the better of the two solutions.
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Flexible Packing List in Drafts

Recently, I created a shortcut for the Club MacStories Discord as part of the Automation Academy. If you’re not a member, I highly recommend doing so. This shortcut was in response to the latest lesson, all about Reminders. I’ve been meaning to create this for a while, and it seemed like a good idea to apply this lesson in practice.

From the Discord:

I’ve been using packing lists in Drafts for a long time. Once it is created in Drafts, I send a single task over to Reminders with a link back to the packing list. This has worked well for years, but when I read the piece by Federico, I thought that maybe it’d be a good idea to make a customizable, variable shortcut for a packing list in Reminders instead.
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Drafts 29: Autocomplete

With Techtober coming to an end, all of the major OS releases from Apple are finally out there, however buggy they may be. And of course, Drafts 29 has been released to accommodate the features in them. But some of the new features aren’t even dependent on the latest OS releases, and add new levels of functionality to an amazingly capable app. Not only does the Mac have full Shortcuts support with the release of macOS Monterey – which as an iOS/iPadOS user I won’t be writing about here – but Drafts also added new autocomplete options to its feature set. This post will go over what they are, what they do, and how I have incorporated them in my daily practice.
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