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LCP-actions by smart people: Alex Guyot

x-callback-url schemes

Launch Center Pro for iPad by Contrast is one of my favorite apps on my iPad. With LCP you can chain installed apps on your iPad into one workflow. Apps with x-callback-url schemes like Due, Drafts, Editorial, Fantastical2, Gmail, Notesy, Plink, TextExpander, et cetera[1] can all interact with each other to enhance your productivity.

Smart People

It's easy and fun to create your own actions with LCP, thanks to the action composer and the pre-installed actions.
But smart people on the web can help you enhance your knowledge in how to use LCP with their actions. In this article we will introduce an excellent exponent of this category.

Alex Guyot

In Automating iOS: A Comprehensive and Updated Guide to Launch Center Pro Alex Guyot wrote 'the ultimate guide' for LCP. He published his article on the popular website MacStories.net from Federico Viticci. If you look at the Table of Contents you understand why I used the word ultimate:

Table of Contents

  • URL Schemes and Actions
  • Drafts and Launch Center Pro
  • The Basics
  • The Action Editor
  • The Action Composer
  • Keyboard Prompts and Other Variables
  • Icons
  • Location Triggers
  • Moving and Sharing
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Manually Building Actions
  • The Launch Center Pro URL Scheme
  • Launch Center Pro x-callback-url Support
  • Fun With Prompts
  • Other Input Tags, Attachments, and Lists
  • Percent-Encoding
  • The Launch Center Pro URL Handler
  • The [action:ID] Tag
  • Using [action:ID] for Recursion
  • LC-Callbacks
  • IFTTT
  • Building Bigger Action Chains
  • “Headless” Actions and Bookmarklets
  • Integrating With Drafts, Pythonista, and Editorial
  • Wrap Up

An example of one of his chained actions for LCP:

launch://x-callback-url/dropbox/addphoto?attach=lastphoto&path={{/Photos}}&getlink=1&x-success={{launch://x-callback-url/messaging?body=[prompt-return:Body]%0A[clipboard]&x-success{{launch://x-callback-url/email?subject=[prompt:Subject]&body=[prompt-return:Body]%0A[clipboard]}}}}

If Launch Center Pro is installed on your iPad, you can install the action here.

Alex is also known for his actions for the app Drafts which actions you can find on his Action Page.

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Launch Center Pro Actions 1

x-callback-url schemes

Launch Center Pro for iPad by Contrast is one of my favorite apps on my iPad. With LCP you can chain installed apps on your iPad into one workflow. Apps with x-callback-url schemes like Due, Drafts, Editorial, Fantastical2, Gmail, Notesy, Plink, TextExpander, et cetera1 can all interact with each other to enhance your productivity.

Launh Center Pro

LCP helps me to automate a lot of tasks with one or two taps. It's simple to learn, with pre-installed actions to give you a start. There are also actions for LCP you can find on the internet by Googling tem or via Twitter.
The last update includes the use of lists, which is very helpful to organize more actions under one label. This simple example for enoding or decoding text I found on the internet:

[list:Encode or Decode?|Encode=launch://x-callback-url/clipboard?text=[prompt:Text]&x-success={{launch://clipboard/convert?format=urlencode}}|Decode=launch://x-callback-url/clipboard?text=[prompt:Text]&x-success={{launch://clipboard/convert?format=urldecode}}]

If Launch Center Pro is installed on your iPad, you can install the action here. To test the action, copy the text to the Clipboard.

Make your own lists

It's more fun to make your own lists, by examining the basic principles of making a list. This one is for adding photo's to social media, a message or an e-Mail:

[list: Photo Actions|Select Photo to Tweet=launch://tweet?attach=photo|Use Camera to Tweet=launch://tweet?attach=photo:camer|Select Photo for Facebook=launch://facebook?attach=photo|Use Camera updating Facebook=launch://facebook?attach=photo:camera|Select Photo for Message=launch://messaging?attach=photo|Use Camera for Message=launch://messaging?attach=photo:camera|Select Photo for e-Mail=launch://email?attach=photo|Use Camera for e-Mail=launch://email?attach=photo:camera]

If Launch Center Pro is installed on your iPad, you can install the action here.

You can adapt the action by adding or deleting items. All items are separated by an | on the list..

© Frank van Exter


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