Bike: Automate with Shortcuts
Bike Outliner adds Shortcut actions! With Apple’s new Shortcuts app you drag and drop actions to create automated workflows. It’s similar in capability to AppleScript, but much easier to get started.
Bike Shortcut Actions
Bike provides a complete suite of shortcut actions. You can create, edit, move, and delete rows. You can also search for rows and expand or collapse the outline.
Here’s what a shortcut looks like. This shortcut saves Safari’s current tab to a “Links” section in your outline. I’ll walk you through part of this shortcut’s creation in the following tutorial.
Bike Shortcuts Tutorial
In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to create a link and throw in a few tips along the way. I’m still learning this new automation technology. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments.
Bike Shortcuts Examples
- Cleanup – Collapse all rows except for the selected row where you are currently working.
- Save Tabs – Saves all tabs in the current Safari window into the current Bike outline.
- Show Matches – Asks for a search term, and then expands outline to show all rows that contain that search term.
- Today – Creates a year, month, day outline hierarchy (if needed) for todays date and moves your text caret there so you can start typing.
Shortcuts requires macOS 13 or later and Bike 1.11 or later. ↩︎