Journal Workflow Action


I tried using the Journal Workflow functionality to input weather and location. The dialogue opens, but when I touch one of the buttons, it goes to Workflow and says that the Workflow is not found. Any thoughts?


Where are you getting the actions from? Also, it sounds like you’re kicking off a Drafts action that calls a workflow; if you don’t have the workflow installed in Workflow, then it won’t run correctly.


Thanks for the quick reply. When I’m in Drafts the slide over action menu there is one labeled “Journal.” The Fourth action from the top is labeled journal workflow.

When I activate that action it brings up a set menu that has several options that I can choose from such as photo, audio, weather, location. The action accesses my Worklflow app, but I don’t have the app that the action is trying to find. I don’t have a way to know which Workflow it is looking for.


For clarity, you have a Drafts action in the Drafts app that is trying to call a workflow in the Workflow app. Whilst you have the Workflow app, it is the Workflow workflow that you are missing.

The action you are using does not sound like one that is installed by default with Drafts. Tim’s reference to “where are you getting the action from” I believe will be a reference to where you downloaded the Drafts action rather than how you access it within the list of actions in Drafts.

If you can’t recall where you got it, then you have two other options that I can see.

The first is to post a link to the Drafts action you are using. There may be some commentary in the action that explains where to find the workflow Workflow you need.

Failing that, if you posted details of what you would need the Drafts action/workflow Workflow combination to do, then I’m pretty sure you could get some help here in creating that.


Here is where I’m finding the Journal Workflow action.
I installed this Action Group…


From that screen shot I can see that the action is unlisted and without the URL there’s not really anyway to obviously find it unaided. However I can also see that it is one of Tim’s, so he should be able to help you with it.

Over to you @nahumck :smile:


Yeah, this is mine. (Thanks @sylumer) The reason that the action isn’t working is that the workflows are not installed.

I’ll be writing this up soon-ish, but for now, you can follow the below:

(Note: these actions are for a journal and use DEVONthink to Go. They could be modified to use with Dropbox or iCloud Drive)

  1. You need to install the workflows. Click the “Install Me” action. This will create a new draft with all the links to the workflows. If you enter link mode, you can just tap the links and install.
  2. If you’re using DEVONthink, then you’ll need to modify the photo and recording actions with your item IDs. If you don’t use DT, then you might want to change the workflow to save to Dropbox. (I do plan on posting both options.)
  3. You can use as many of those workflows as you’d like. Note that for the weather option, it uses the API. You’ll need to sign up and get your own, but it’s free. There’s a link to it in the workflow.

It can get a bit tricky, but once it’s all set up, you don’t need to mess with it.


Thanks so much for helping me with this. I will play around with it and hopefully, learn more about scripting. I’m enrolled in a JavaScript course now and learn better with real-application examples.



No problem with the install and configuring to work with Dark Sky. API key was easy to obtain.
Thanks again,