This Neat Tricks Automatically Creates Day One Entries With IFTTT And Hazel

This Neat Tricks Automatically Creates Day One Entries With IFTTT And Hazel

This very clever trick from Poor Signal lets you add anything you like to your Mac’s Day One journal app using IFTTT (It This Then That), Hazel and – of course – Day one. And becasue Day One syncs with your iPad, it’s available there, too.

What can you do with this? You could automatically add all your Instagram photos to your journal, pipe in a weather forecast (although Day One does that by itself these days), items from an RSS feed, your heart rate (via Withings’s IFTTT channel), or anything else.

The workflow flows like this: IFTTT takes input from anywhere, and turns it into a file in a folder in your Dropbox. Then, back on your Mac, the automation utility Hazel watches that folder and adds any images or text files it finds in there to your Day One journal.

And that’s it.

Implementation involves some setup and tweaking, and you’ll have to install the Day One’s command line tools (an easy one-click operation using a standard OS X installer), but it’s probably worth it to have your favorite pictures and other stuff auto-journaled. I’m setting mine up now, bringing in Foursquare checkins, Instagrams and Flickr photos.

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