Matthew Cassinelli Explains Siri Shortcuts on YouTube →

My internet pal Matthew, formally of Workflow (and therefor, Apple) is making a YouTube series about how to use Shortcuts. His first video is up (and embedded here) and is great. This is his first YouTube video, but it does not look like it. He did a really good job.

If you want to learn more about Shortcuts (or automation in general), there are two new podcasts you should check out:
Supercomputer: A high level automation podcast that Matthew does with Alex Cox.
Automators: A deep dive into automating things on iOS and macOS hosted by Rosemary Orchard and David Sparks on Relay FM.

TFW you have what you know is a bad idea, but you have to spend the afternoon working on it to prove it to yourself because it would be awesome if it worked.

Also, I am not happy with the engineer 30 years ago that made accessing the window motor way more difficult than it had to be.

It took a lot more that just banging on the inside of the door with a hammer this time, but the Bronco has a working power window again. This time it should stay that way. 🔧⚙️

Discontinuing Workshelf

I have decided that I am going to discontinue Workshelf and remove it from sale. I just updated it one more time to remove the in-app purchases and to enable the full version for free.

If you currently have an active subscription, you do not have to cancel. I have disabled the subscription, so you will not be charged again.

I build Workshelf to respond to a potential market, not because it was something that I really wanted. I stopped development of an app that I was passionate about in order to get Workshelf ready for the release of iOS 11.

I spent a good portion of this summer working on a big 2.0 update to Workshelf that would include more extension points, a better UI, iCloud sync, and iPhone support. However as I worked on it, all I could think about was the other app that I actually wanted to build. I found myself dreading working on it. Since this was a side project and since it had not been too successful, I figured it was time to cut my losses and move on to a project I enjoy more.

If you still want to use a shelf app, I recommend Yoink. I have been using it since I decided to not make Workshelf anymore and I like it quite a bit.

I am back to working on my other project and am loving it. I will have more info about it when I am closer to actually shipping (not even close now).