Tech, Productivity, Online Education

Saving the New York Times Newspaper Front Page to Day One

2020/3/19

Based on this helpful shortcut from Matthew Cassinelli that grabs a PDF of the cover for the New York Times and saves it as an image. This is great but I don’t really want a bunch of images of the NYT in the camera roll or in Books so I decided to have this automatically import into Day One with the title β€œNew York Times - %Current Date%” and a tag of β€œNYT Cover.”

During this unprecedented unfolding of history I will have some historical (digital) artifacts for the future.

Download Shortcut

You can download and install the shortcut here. For convenience, I added the shortcut to my homepage on my iPhone.

Pick a Specific Date

I also created a modified shortcut that allows you to pick the date you want to pull the cover from. I find this useful if I want to either catch up on ones that I forgot to import and just see what the cover was on a certain date. You can download and install that shortcut here.

Note: When you run the latter shortcut you will be presented with a dialog box that says β€œCurrent Date”. Tap that then tap β€œSpecified Date” and choose your date.

I have further automated this to send me a notification at a specific time that allows me to automatically run the shortcut via Pushcuts.