I’m exploring the automation features in Drafts and am running into some challenges that might stem from some fundamental misunderstandings of what is possible. I’d like to be able to quickly record a short snippet of text (1-2 sentences) and have them automatically be appended to an existing note in Drafts or potentially Evernote. Is it possible to create either a Drafts script or use iOS Shortcuts to do this?
The key is that I’d like it to be completeness voice driven. I’d like to avoid having to look at the screen or touch/press any buttons on the screen. If it ends up being done via a Shortcut, I imagine being able to say “Hey Siri, take a quick note”, then speak 1-2 sentences, and get a little audio queue to indicate they’ve been appended to my sheet.
I’ve tried creating a shortcut to capture the dictation, find the most recent draft, and append it as follows:
- Create Draft with Dictation [Show When Run = False]
- Search Drafts [Show When Run = False]
- Run Action [Append To Evernote Journal] on [Magic Variable Drafts]
However, this always ends up with the Drafts app visible and doesn’t reliably append the content to Evernote. Am I missing something?