I love efficient workflows, and I love tools that help me work smarter and faster. I’m actually testing out a new one right now I’m pretty excited about.
I’m using By Word to write this post. If you enjoy writing (especially writing for the web), then there are two features of By Word you need to know about.
Formatting text for the web is much different from formatting text in Microsoft Word. On the web, you don’t just select a font size and color. It’s not quite that simple.
Instead you markup your text with HTML to format it. It’s not exactly something you want to type out by hand.
Markdown makes it easy. Instead of typing:
Markup converts the ‘#’ to the appropriate h1 tags. Simple!.
By Word just added a new feature I’m super pumped for: remote publishing. I’m writing this post on my desktop in the By Word app right now. When I’m finished, all I have to do is hit the publish button, give it a title, and it’s added to my blog.
Before remote publishing I had to copy / paste the HTML that By Word generates into a new post I created on my blog.
Before remote publishing came along, I loved that workflow. Starting today though, copy / paste is an annoying waste of time I’d stoked to be rid of!
What workflow tools save you time and effort?