My most popular post on this site bar non has been my converting the storyline productivity schedule by Donald Miller into a digital version. I’d love to be able to put my finger exactly on why it has been so successful but I guess no one else has done something similar and it’s something useful for people. In fact, that post influenced a lot about how I approach writing here and on ChurchMag. I always seek to make something useful and do something which other people aren’t doing.
What is the storyline productivity schedule?
The storyline productivity schedule is a tool from Donald Miller’s company Storyline, to help people who have gone through his storyline program (be that in person, or online) to put their plan into action and in a productive way. Storyline seeks to help you live a better story in your life, and the schedule uses some psychological tools to help motivate you to carry out not just more, but the right things.
What’s new in this new digital storyline productivity schedule?
Anyway, I’ve learnt a lot more about the power of Textexpander since I made the first version of the storyline productivity schedule and so I’ve updated my Textexpander snippet so now it includes fill in boxes that prompt you with questions as you fill it in. It still runs on Markdown and so is most useful when used with DayOne (including the new version DayOne 2) or Journey on Android/chrome. Of course, I don’t know how the snippet will work with a text expander tool on Android as I haven’t tested it yet (please let me know in the comments if you try it out).
I’m still looking to improve it so I’m wondering about using Multimarkdown boxes to help arrange the information and making a launchpad version which would use prompts on iOS (as textexpander on iOS doesn’t pop up fill in boxes…yet.) but I personally think this is a much improved version. The original can still be downloaded if you are interested.
Download the new Digital Storyline Productivity Schedule
To set it up, copy the text and save it in a content field in Textexpander, then create a snippet like “xstoryline” to activate it.