Using AppleScript to Open a Specific Mailbox in Apple Mail (MacSparky Labs)

Shortcuts for iOS 16 is adding a feature that lets you open a specific Mailbox in Apple Mail on your iPhone or iPad. Shortcuts for Ventura, however, doesn’t have that function. What gives? Never fear. Sparky figured out a way to duplicate the feature using AppleScript…

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Project Setup with Craft, OmniFocus, and Shortcuts (MacSparky Labs)

Some of the labs members are interested in Craft. Good news! I’m using Craft for some of the Labs back-end. Here’s a Shortcut that builds out a new project using Craft and OmniFocus along with some basic training in Craft…

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May in the MacSparky Labs

One of the best things to come from my quitting the practice of law is the introduction of the MacSparky Labs. I feel like I’m unleashed and able to share so much more with the MacSparky Supporters. In May, I was able to give the Early Access members access to the Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide a month early and open up sales for the remaining members in the few days before the official launch. That’s not all that happened in the labs in May though. I’d love to have you join.

May in the MacSparky Labs

  • 2022-05-31 – WWDC update from Sparky (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-20 – Lab Report Podcast (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-26 – Using Your iPad as a Mac Dashboard (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-25 – Using Obsidian for Task Management (Levels 2-3)
  • 2022-05-24 – Early Release: Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-24 – Sparky’s Obsidian Presentation (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-23 – Early Access Content – Obsidian and Status Board Videos (Level 3)
  • 2022-05-20 – Lab Report Podcast (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-19 – Using Your iPhone as a Webcam with Camo (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-18 – Creating OmniFocus Template Projects with Keyboard Maestro (Levels 2-3)
  • 2022-05-16 – Early Access Video Previews (Level 3)
  • 2022-05-16 – Friends of Dave Interview with Ian Byrd (Levels 2-3)
  • 2022-05-13 – Lab Report Podcast (Level 1-3)
  • 2022-05-12 – Taking Screenshots with the Mac’s Built-in Tools (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-10 – Early Access – Shortcuts for Mac Field Guide (Level 3)
  • 2022-05-09 – Early Access Screenshot Video (Level 3)
  • 2022-05-09 – May 2022 Virtual Meetup Video and Podcast (Levels 2-3)
  • 2022-05-06 – Labs Report Podcast Release (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-05 – May 2022 Questions and Answers (Levels 1-3)
  • 2022-05-04 – Virtual Meetup Details (Levels 2-3)
  • 2022-05-03 – Using the Bento App (Task Manager Survey) (Levels 2-3)
  • 2022-05-02 – Early Access Release, Questions and Answers Video and Podcast (Level 3)
  • 2022-05-02 – Testing a Card-Based Goal System and Additional Early Access Content (Level 3)

Creating Animated Hand-Drawn Slides in Keynote (MacSparky Labs)

When I gave my presentation at the Linking Your Thinking Conference, I did it with hand-drawn, animated slides. These slides got a lot more comments and questions than I expected. So here is a short tutorial for Labs members explaining and demonstrating exactly how I did it…

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Using Obsidian for Task Management (MacSparky Labs)

I spent three weeks running Obsidian as my primary task manager. I learned that task management in Obsidian is a lot better than I expected, but probably still not the answer for me. In this video, I walk through plugins and workflows to manage your tasks in Obsidian…

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