Bike: Automate with Shortcuts

Bike Outliner adds Shortcut actions! With Apple’s new Shortcuts app you drag and drop actions to create automated workflows. It’s similar in capability to AppleScript, but much easier to get started.

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Here are some example shortcuts to get you started:

  • Cleanup, collapse all rows except selection
  • Show matches, expand rows to show only matching rows
  • Save Link, save link from current Safari tab into Bike
  • Save Links, save all tabs from current Safari window into Bike
  • Today, create a simple calendar structure in Bike (62.8 KB)

I found the video on your site had too low a volume to be heard. Is it posted anywhere else?

I’ve added a small Applescript to the end of the Today Shortcut to automatically move the caret after the inserted time. This way I can start typing immediately after pressing the keyboard shortcut I’ve assigned to the Today script.

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on run {input, parameters}
	tell application "System Events"
		repeat 5 times
			key code 124
		end repeat
		key code 49
	end tell
end run