Workflow in Drafts: Recreating the missing Send to Pastebot action in Drafts 3.0

Drafts 3.0 has been a great update for me. There are plenty of new features to be explored. On the other hand, the app might be too overwhelming for new non-geek users who are trying to be familiar with the app. Thus, Greg Pierce decided to unload some of the built-in actions that were previously available in Drafts 2.5.x, including Send to Pastebot.

I am a heavy user of Pastebot. To write a blog post like this one, I mainly work with an iA Writer opened up on my Mac, and a Pastebot on my iPhone. All of the URL schemes that are included in the post were transferred via Pastebot. So were the screenshots.

A couple of days ago, when I shared a post on how to create a link post in Tumblr with a Chrome bookmarklet, I failed to find the built-in Send to Pastebot action. Thus, I had to go through the motion of Copy to Clipboard and switched to Pastebot manually. Having to go through this multiple times while preparing a blog post can be a bit annoying.

Thus, I whipped up this simple custom URL Action to replace the missing Send to Pastebot action. I also utilized the afterSuccess parameter of the new URL Action in Drafts 3.0 to automatically delete the duplicate post.


Open this link if you want it installed on your iOS device automatically.

UPDATE: Thanks to Amit Bajaj for pointing out the error in the previous install link. It has been updated now, it should work. Please kindly delete the old one and reinstall from the updated link.

To find my other workflows, please visit my Productivity and Workflows blog.