Workflow is an automation tool for iOS. The app is great, so great in fact that Apple bought the company.
However, when trying to do something simple like prepend asterisks to a list of text on the clipboard, I immediately ran into confusion and had to find another workflow someone else wrote to get over the hump.
AppleScript was this way – Promise of grandeur, then a lot of skinned knees.
In the end, I got the task working, but it was not at all obvious, especially since my text, a table from Numbers, isn’t exactly text.
- Get Clipboard
- Repeat over every item on the clipboard
- Split the text on new lines
- Replace ^ with “* ” using a regular expression
- Combine the text with a new line
- Send to Clipboard