Phil Holland

January 15, 2015 7:51 pm

Day One + Text Expander Integration


I tweeted in regards to textexpander fill in support from my twitter @phil_holland

Instead of using action launcher pro for Day One actions I have created templates using TE for my commonly used drafts. Daily questions, food reviews, work outs, day summaries, etc.

Of course this works great on the mac within the day one application.

On iOS I use Drafts 4 which does support fill ins and then send to Day One from Drafts.

I'm also a trumpet teacher with 70 private students. I have a lesson evaluation form that I create in Drafts using Text Expander fill ins. I send that to day one and the publish and send the link to my students. It's created with a name and tag using the hashtag so I can separate from my personal entries when need.

I had used evernote in the past but Day One is so much nicer!

Here is an lesson for example from t-expander...

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset0 HelveticaNeue;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red0\green0\blue0;} \pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\pardirnatural\partightenfactor0

\f0\fs24 \cf2 %filltext:name=student name%\ \pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\partightenfactor0 \cf2 \ \pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\pardirnatural\partightenfactor0 \cf2 %snippet:ddate%\ \

How many days out of last seven have you played routine?\

%fillpopup:name=days of routine:1:2:3:default=4:5:6:7%\ \

How was your \'e9tude preparation?\

%fillarea:name=\'e9tude prep%\ \

What were your strengths this week?\

%fillarea:name=todays strengths%\ \

What was the most fun you had with the trumpet this week?\

%filltext:name=most fun%\ \

When were you frustrated this week?\

%fillarea:name=any frustraions%\ \

Where should you focus this week?\

%fillarea:name=focus for this week%\ \ \ #LessonNotes #%filltext:name=student name%}

and a daily summary...

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252 {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset0 HelveticaNeue;\f1\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;} {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;\red0\green0\blue0;} \pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\pardirnatural\partightenfactor0

\f0\fs24 \cf2 %snippet:ddate% | %snippet:ttime%\

\f1\fs28 \cf2 ---\ \pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\partightenfactor0

\f0\fs24 \cf2 \ \pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\pardirnatural\partightenfactor0 \cf2 # Reflection\ \

What am I thankful for right now?\

%filltext:name=thankful%\ \

How am I feeling right now?\

%fillpopup:name=feeling:Happy:default=Content:Satisfied:Determined:Frustrated:Angry:Sad%\ \

How much sleep did I get last night?\

%fillpopup:name=sleep:6 hours:6.5 hours:default=7 hours:8 hours:8.5 hours:9 hours%\ \

What did I do well today?\

%filltext:name=do well%\ \

What did I improve upon?\

%filltext:name=improve%\ \

What did I learn/read?\

%filltext:name=learn/read%\ \

What exercise did I have?\

%filltext:name=excercise%\ \

What did I do for fun?\

%filltext:name=fun%\ \

\f1\fs28 \cf2 ---\ #journal #reflection}

Drafts is a most excellent tool for this but It would be great to do this within Day One. There is so much room for customizing text entry, the sky is the limit.

Action Launcher is of course great but this also allows for consistency from Mac to iOS since as text expander also syncs via drop box with the desktop app.

Thanks for day one!!!