Things 3.4 update adds automation and linking

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thing 3.4 automation is here

In the latest version 3.4 update of Things for iOS and Mac OS, automation support has at last been added, making this useful task manager even more powerful.

The linking, automation and handover actions come in the form of a new things:/// URL scheme, allowing the application to launch and add tasks with pre-filled information in the form of variables. URL schemes have been a staple of iOS automation apps such as Workflow and Launch Center Pro, allowing users to launch complex tasks with a single tap.

For example, I was able to create a workflow that asks for a list of groceries that I need that day, parses that multiple item list and adds those items as tasks to my Grocery list with a due date of Today.

There are more examples on Cultured Code’s blog post, as well as full documentation and a nifty link builder tool.

I expect several automation apps will quickly incorporate Thing’s new URL scheme and variables to make workflow building even easier.

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