Each week, I host a Google Hangout with my friends. I send out an email with the link a day or two ahead of time so it’s easy to find. It’s usually the same day of the week, but sometimes the day of the week changes.
I started with a simple draft template and the built in Markdown Mail action. I wanted to include the date in the email subject and body, and so I would write out the date in both the first and fifth lines. I got tired of writing out the date in both places, so I wanted to automate this.
Here’s the draft content that I’m trying to use now:
Painting Night: [[pickedDate]] ## Painting Night [[pickedDate]] 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. CDT Dig out your brushes and join our painting night hangout. [Join the Google Hangout](https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/thehangoutidgoeshere)
The Email with picked date action steps:
Include action: Prompt for weekday Mail
However, when I run the Email with picked date action, sometimes one or both of the [[pickedDate]] custom template tags are not replaced.
Edit: In case it helps, I’m running Drafts 11.0.9. I see this behavior both on iPad and iPhone.