I have used Drafts over several years and still finding new ways to speed up some repetetive tasks in my day-to-day workflow. In the past, I had in mind to write an extensive review about Drafts from VoiceOver user perspective, but Greg rolls out new updates and features faster than I catch up with innovations from the previous updates. I still have stored both my outline from last year and a few thousand words, so maybe I will reconsider and publish the review someday. Meanwhile, below, I will share a simple workflow which I will benefit from on a weekly basis.
I started to learn HTML to get a basic understanding of how web pages actually built. I prefer to download the HTML source of a web page instead of inspecting it in a browser. Rather than manually press ⌘ + “S”, navigate to the format field and choose destination folder each time manually, I put together an AppleScript combined with Shell script to do it for me.
Unless you have never used a traditional computer, you are probably used to the way of how multitasking works on a desktop platform. In comparison to iPadOS, it is familiar and therefore feels snappy and right at home. For this reason, when you pick your iPad to do some lightweight work, you get the feeling that something is broken.
After updating my iPad to the last version of iPadOS yesterday, I’m not really sure if iPadOS 15 got better from a VoiceOver user perspective.
Most users used to get various type of information by just look on their screen. As a VoiceOver user, it requires you to navigate the VO cursor to this item. If you are sighted user and not aware about how VO acts. Imagine that you need to move your mouse cursor to word count item by moving piece by piece until you came to the right position on the screen. It can be time-consuming and requires you to make extra steps to get to the stats.
Earlier this year, My favorite RSS Reader got a major update with iCloud sync on macOS. This week, the iOS version also updated with new features, including iCloud sync as well. Now you don’t need third-party service to keep your feeds in sync across multiple devices.
Streaming of music today is a common case, and probably you have saved enough of playlists and would like to organize them.
In one week, Apple will have their yearly developer conference where they announce new features for different OS which will be shipped officially in Fall.