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Productively using technology to serve others

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2.17: The All Shortcuts Show!

Chris: Delayed Text Shortcut Airtable Stores delayed text messages in an Airtable database and then automatically sends them out each day Scott: Nighttime Shortcut Shuffles a nighttime playlist for Scott's kids and opens their nightlight app ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

9 MINOCT 22
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2.17: The All Shortcuts Show!

2.16: More About That in a Couple of Weeks

Scott: Jotform What is it? Online form builder Helpful features: Free for basic use They have a non-profit pricing (50% off) Pre-built templates and easy-to-make custom templates Easy to duplicate and repurpose forms Connects to PayPal for accepting payments How Scott uses it: Summer staff applications, references, and contracts Registrations for camp Donations (including recurring donations) Chris: Airtable (referral invite link) What it is? Database that can look and act like a spreadsheet You can organize data including: dropdown menus files with previews Iinks to other records long text, emails, phone numbers You can view your data in several ways: Calendar Kaban board (like Trello) List Gallary Other features: Or filter and create your own view Create and share a form to capture new data Deep integrations with over 1000 websites and apps like: MailChimp, Evernote, Dropbox, Slack, Gmail, social media, Asana, Trello, Google drive, etc. Great mobile and desktop apps How Chris uses Airtable: Great API with documentation Church database: individual tab linked to families and groups tabs (including ages for kids, contact info for families, etc.) Delayed texts database Bible Reading Schedule Soccer Team Roster ——- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINOCT 8
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2.16: More About That in a Couple of Weeks

2.15: I'm Lonely, But I'm Okay

Scott: Whiteboards Photo of Scott’s Whiteboard Chris: Time Tracking Reasons to track time: Shows you where you’re spending your time (and proportion of time) Helps you say “no” to things Helps you get a better idea of how much time things take you Tips for time tracking: Helps you realize why you feel overwhelmed or if you need to give yourself a kick Start with 3–5 broad tracking areas: sermon prep, people time, prayer, admin work, errands It’s about the general trends, not the 3-second changes Why I chose Toggl? Automate as much as possible It’s free for everything I need It’s on every platform (including browser plug-ins for Chrome) If necessary, you can get the iOS app Timery (easier to use than Toggl’s iOS app) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINSEP 24
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2.15: I'm Lonely, But I'm Okay

2.14: I Just Don't Really Have Any Friends

Chris: Bluetooth FM Transmitter Set up My particular one is cheap, just $18 (link here) Plug it into your cigarette lighter It connects to your FM radio (find a blank radio station and sync the transmitter to it) Any audio that plays over your phone can now play over your car speakers Advantages You can listen to music, podcasts, etc. without needing earphones (which may be illegal where you live anyhow) You can charge your phone while listening You can answer phone calls and use the buttons to navigate audio Scott: Group Texts and Facebook Messenger Tips: You can mute group conversations (use liberally) And don’t be afraid to eliminate notifications altogether Groups are helpful for announcements For smaller churches, group messaging can be a great way to share prayer requests or encourage other Christians ——- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

9 MINSEP 10
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2.14: I Just Don't Really Have Any Friends

2.13: Then I Find a Happy Medium

Scott: Multiple Calendars Example Calendars: Church Family (anything entire family does together) Personal Spouse Work Camps Meetings Shared Calendars (Technistry, Master Camp Schedule, etc.) Helpful Tips: Use color-coding to visually separate events on your calendar Include margin in your daily schedule Share everything with your spouse (but still communicate) View on your phone/watch/computer, etc. Chris: Fantastical App for Mac and iOS Advantage of Fantastical: Keyboard shortcuts for quick entry on Mac (menu bar program) Good Apple Watch App Has native access to TextExpander Snippets Set groups of calendars to view Natural text entry for events on Mac and iOS (for example: “Meet with Scott at Starbucks thu 1:30 pm 90m alert 30 /per” adds a calendar item on my “Personal” calendar for next Thursday from 1:30–3:00pm with the title “Meet with Scott” and the location as “Starbucks” with an alert 30 minutes before the event.) Automators Podcast Episode 1 tips: Mass calendar language parsing with Mac app (Keyboard Maestro) OR… Shortcuts on iOS 13 (scroll down below the Keyboard Maestro explanation until you see the red calendar icon right above “Adding event with Apple script” and you’ll find a link to a Shortcut called “Clipboard Events to Fantastical”) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

15 MINAUG 27
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2.13: Then I Find a Happy Medium

2.12: We're a Real Podcast Now!

Chris: Settings to adjust for iOS Significant locations: Keeps track of specific locations you frequent that may help maps, calendar, photos, and more (and Apple can’t read it) Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Significant Locations At the bottom you can clear your significant locations At the top you can turn off significant locations Speech Enhancement Lets your phone read text on your screen. General > Accessibility > Speech Select any text and press the “Speak Text” button OR… Turn on “Speak screen” if you want to swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen to hear the content of the screen Click “Voices” to download a better quality voice (Alex is the best) Pronouncitations You can tell Siri how to pronounce words (Say, “Hey Siri, Learn to pronounce ‘Sample Name’”) Or you can go into the speech settings above (General > Accessibility > Speech), scroll down to Pronunciations, and add phrases individually Scott: Screen time You have several options: Downtime App Limits Communication Limits Always Allowed Content and Priavcy Restrictions It may be helpful to… Give your password to someone else Set time limits for apps or groups of apps Block or allow some app/sites all the time Use downtime (which sets a time you can’t use your device) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINAUG 13
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2.12: We're a Real Podcast Now!

2.11: Podcasts Are Like Kids

Scott: Podcasts Recommendations Grace Fellowship Church: Pastor Brad Bigney, author of Gospel Treason Palmetto Baptist Church: Pastors Jason Ormiston and Bill Eismann Sermons from Faithpoint Longmont: Pastors Torrey Jaspers, Kip Dolan, and Jared Gunderson (find the URL link on their website for their podcast feed) Creating Disney Magic: Podcast on leadership from a guy who worked at Disney Chris: Google Search Advanced Search Examples: Exclude items with a minus sign (e.g., - car) Exact words in an exact order (e.g., “fourscore and seven years”) Numbers in a range (e.g., $50…100) Use AND or OR to determine which sections of your search must be part of the resulting search Search a site with Google (e.g., site:espn.com Lebron James) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINJUL 30
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2.11: Podcasts Are Like Kids

2.10: That May Not Be Your Gift

Chris — Markdown Markdown is a plain-text writing language. History: John Gruber of Daring Fireball created it in 2004 Markdown to Presentation: Deckset Syntax for Markdown Example shortcut for markdown to rich text (image here, Note: I’m running the iOS beta so it may look a bit different to you). Consider also making a shortcut to take rich text to markdown for archiving purposes. Scott — Using Facebook Pages Facebook pages are free, easy to set up, and ubiquitous. Things to keep in mind: Make it look clean. Check grammar and spelling. Use apps to make announcement photos (rather than just text). Respond immediately if someone messages your Facebook pages. Examples: Pioneer Baptist Church Camp Grace ___ Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

12 MINJUL 16
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2.10: That May Not Be Your Gift

2:9: Oh, it's a dictionary!

Chris: ESV Shortcut (iOS) You need the free Shortcuts App. You need an API key from ESV.org (which you can get for free here. Save your ESV API in a file called ESVapi.txt inside /Shortcuts/Logins/ in your iCloud Drive (you’ll need to create the “Logins” folder manually). ESV Advanced Shortcut: select between a variety of reading and formatting options and get the text copied to your system clipboard. ESV Simple Shortcut: add your passage and get a non-versed, blocked text copied to your system clipboard. You can access either of these shorcuts from the iOS sharesheet or you can create a Drafts action/keyboard shortcut that runs the shortcut and auto-pastes it back into Drafts Scott: Webster1828 (iOS) Download app here A dictionary to help you understand KJV English or older hymns ---- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

12 MINJUL 2
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2:9: Oh, it's a dictionary!

2.8: That Sweet, Sweet Endorphin Rush

Scott: Tags in Things Action words for tags: email, execute, call, plan Tags allow you to group similar actions (e.g., making all your phone calls at one time) Chris: iOS Shortcuts Generate Wifi QRcode (by Matthew Cassinelli) Copy web text to Markdown (by Federico of MacStories) Speed up videos in Safari (by Federico of MacStories) Send Gifs with Shortcuts (selects a random Nacho gif, copies it to the clipboard, and opens messages) Learn Shortcuts: MacStories Shortcuts (best collection of shortcuts) Matthew Cassinelli Shortcut subreddit ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

12 MINJUN 18
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2.8: That Sweet, Sweet Endorphin Rush

Latest Episodes

2.17: The All Shortcuts Show!

Chris: Delayed Text Shortcut Airtable Stores delayed text messages in an Airtable database and then automatically sends them out each day Scott: Nighttime Shortcut Shuffles a nighttime playlist for Scott's kids and opens their nightlight app ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

9 MINOCT 22
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2.17: The All Shortcuts Show!

2.16: More About That in a Couple of Weeks

Scott: Jotform What is it? Online form builder Helpful features: Free for basic use They have a non-profit pricing (50% off) Pre-built templates and easy-to-make custom templates Easy to duplicate and repurpose forms Connects to PayPal for accepting payments How Scott uses it: Summer staff applications, references, and contracts Registrations for camp Donations (including recurring donations) Chris: Airtable (referral invite link) What it is? Database that can look and act like a spreadsheet You can organize data including: dropdown menus files with previews Iinks to other records long text, emails, phone numbers You can view your data in several ways: Calendar Kaban board (like Trello) List Gallary Other features: Or filter and create your own view Create and share a form to capture new data Deep integrations with over 1000 websites and apps like: MailChimp, Evernote, Dropbox, Slack, Gmail, social media, Asana, Trello, Google drive, etc. Great mobile and desktop apps How Chris uses Airtable: Great API with documentation Church database: individual tab linked to families and groups tabs (including ages for kids, contact info for families, etc.) Delayed texts database Bible Reading Schedule Soccer Team Roster ——- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINOCT 8
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2.16: More About That in a Couple of Weeks

2.15: I'm Lonely, But I'm Okay

Scott: Whiteboards Photo of Scott’s Whiteboard Chris: Time Tracking Reasons to track time: Shows you where you’re spending your time (and proportion of time) Helps you say “no” to things Helps you get a better idea of how much time things take you Tips for time tracking: Helps you realize why you feel overwhelmed or if you need to give yourself a kick Start with 3–5 broad tracking areas: sermon prep, people time, prayer, admin work, errands It’s about the general trends, not the 3-second changes Why I chose Toggl? Automate as much as possible It’s free for everything I need It’s on every platform (including browser plug-ins for Chrome) If necessary, you can get the iOS app Timery (easier to use than Toggl’s iOS app) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINSEP 24
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2.15: I'm Lonely, But I'm Okay

2.14: I Just Don't Really Have Any Friends

Chris: Bluetooth FM Transmitter Set up My particular one is cheap, just $18 (link here) Plug it into your cigarette lighter It connects to your FM radio (find a blank radio station and sync the transmitter to it) Any audio that plays over your phone can now play over your car speakers Advantages You can listen to music, podcasts, etc. without needing earphones (which may be illegal where you live anyhow) You can charge your phone while listening You can answer phone calls and use the buttons to navigate audio Scott: Group Texts and Facebook Messenger Tips: You can mute group conversations (use liberally) And don’t be afraid to eliminate notifications altogether Groups are helpful for announcements For smaller churches, group messaging can be a great way to share prayer requests or encourage other Christians ——- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

9 MINSEP 10
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2.14: I Just Don't Really Have Any Friends

2.13: Then I Find a Happy Medium

Scott: Multiple Calendars Example Calendars: Church Family (anything entire family does together) Personal Spouse Work Camps Meetings Shared Calendars (Technistry, Master Camp Schedule, etc.) Helpful Tips: Use color-coding to visually separate events on your calendar Include margin in your daily schedule Share everything with your spouse (but still communicate) View on your phone/watch/computer, etc. Chris: Fantastical App for Mac and iOS Advantage of Fantastical: Keyboard shortcuts for quick entry on Mac (menu bar program) Good Apple Watch App Has native access to TextExpander Snippets Set groups of calendars to view Natural text entry for events on Mac and iOS (for example: “Meet with Scott at Starbucks thu 1:30 pm 90m alert 30 /per” adds a calendar item on my “Personal” calendar for next Thursday from 1:30–3:00pm with the title “Meet with Scott” and the location as “Starbucks” with an alert 30 minutes before the event.) Automators Podcast Episode 1 tips: Mass calendar language parsing with Mac app (Keyboard Maestro) OR… Shortcuts on iOS 13 (scroll down below the Keyboard Maestro explanation until you see the red calendar icon right above “Adding event with Apple script” and you’ll find a link to a Shortcut called “Clipboard Events to Fantastical”) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

15 MINAUG 27
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2.13: Then I Find a Happy Medium

2.12: We're a Real Podcast Now!

Chris: Settings to adjust for iOS Significant locations: Keeps track of specific locations you frequent that may help maps, calendar, photos, and more (and Apple can’t read it) Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Significant Locations At the bottom you can clear your significant locations At the top you can turn off significant locations Speech Enhancement Lets your phone read text on your screen. General > Accessibility > Speech Select any text and press the “Speak Text” button OR… Turn on “Speak screen” if you want to swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen to hear the content of the screen Click “Voices” to download a better quality voice (Alex is the best) Pronouncitations You can tell Siri how to pronounce words (Say, “Hey Siri, Learn to pronounce ‘Sample Name’”) Or you can go into the speech settings above (General > Accessibility > Speech), scroll down to Pronunciations, and add phrases individually Scott: Screen time You have several options: Downtime App Limits Communication Limits Always Allowed Content and Priavcy Restrictions It may be helpful to… Give your password to someone else Set time limits for apps or groups of apps Block or allow some app/sites all the time Use downtime (which sets a time you can’t use your device) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINAUG 13
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2.12: We're a Real Podcast Now!

2.11: Podcasts Are Like Kids

Scott: Podcasts Recommendations Grace Fellowship Church: Pastor Brad Bigney, author of Gospel Treason Palmetto Baptist Church: Pastors Jason Ormiston and Bill Eismann Sermons from Faithpoint Longmont: Pastors Torrey Jaspers, Kip Dolan, and Jared Gunderson (find the URL link on their website for their podcast feed) Creating Disney Magic: Podcast on leadership from a guy who worked at Disney Chris: Google Search Advanced Search Examples: Exclude items with a minus sign (e.g., - car) Exact words in an exact order (e.g., “fourscore and seven years”) Numbers in a range (e.g., $50…100) Use AND or OR to determine which sections of your search must be part of the resulting search Search a site with Google (e.g., site:espn.com Lebron James) ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

13 MINJUL 30
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2.11: Podcasts Are Like Kids

2.10: That May Not Be Your Gift

Chris — Markdown Markdown is a plain-text writing language. History: John Gruber of Daring Fireball created it in 2004 Markdown to Presentation: Deckset Syntax for Markdown Example shortcut for markdown to rich text (image here, Note: I’m running the iOS beta so it may look a bit different to you). Consider also making a shortcut to take rich text to markdown for archiving purposes. Scott — Using Facebook Pages Facebook pages are free, easy to set up, and ubiquitous. Things to keep in mind: Make it look clean. Check grammar and spelling. Use apps to make announcement photos (rather than just text). Respond immediately if someone messages your Facebook pages. Examples: Pioneer Baptist Church Camp Grace ___ Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

12 MINJUL 16
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2.10: That May Not Be Your Gift

2:9: Oh, it's a dictionary!

Chris: ESV Shortcut (iOS) You need the free Shortcuts App. You need an API key from ESV.org (which you can get for free here. Save your ESV API in a file called ESVapi.txt inside /Shortcuts/Logins/ in your iCloud Drive (you’ll need to create the “Logins” folder manually). ESV Advanced Shortcut: select between a variety of reading and formatting options and get the text copied to your system clipboard. ESV Simple Shortcut: add your passage and get a non-versed, blocked text copied to your system clipboard. You can access either of these shorcuts from the iOS sharesheet or you can create a Drafts action/keyboard shortcut that runs the shortcut and auto-pastes it back into Drafts Scott: Webster1828 (iOS) Download app here A dictionary to help you understand KJV English or older hymns ---- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

12 MINJUL 2
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2:9: Oh, it's a dictionary!

2.8: That Sweet, Sweet Endorphin Rush

Scott: Tags in Things Action words for tags: email, execute, call, plan Tags allow you to group similar actions (e.g., making all your phone calls at one time) Chris: iOS Shortcuts Generate Wifi QRcode (by Matthew Cassinelli) Copy web text to Markdown (by Federico of MacStories) Speed up videos in Safari (by Federico of MacStories) Send Gifs with Shortcuts (selects a random Nacho gif, copies it to the clipboard, and opens messages) Learn Shortcuts: MacStories Shortcuts (best collection of shortcuts) Matthew Cassinelli Shortcut subreddit ------- Follow us on Twitter: @technistrypod Follow us on Facebook: @technistrypod

12 MINJUN 18
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2.8: That Sweet, Sweet Endorphin Rush
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