**Using iCloud at Work to Do Stuff on My Phone** [home](..) _posted March 25, 2016_ For many years I've worked at an office, and I've developed various ways to type text on my computer and send it to my phone: * [TaskPusher](http://taskpusher.net), a PHP web app that uses iOS URL schemes and the Pushover iOS app to send text to a handful of productivity apps. (I'm not even sure this works anymore.) * Javascript web apps that use the Pushbullet API and iOS URL schemes to [create a Fantastical reminder](http://javascript.jeffreykishner.com/pushFantasticalReminder.html) or [send an SMS](http://javascript.jeffreykishner.com/pushSMStoLCP.html). Lately I've abandoned all of the above scripts and am just using iCloud.com. (It would be so much better if I could sign into iCloud on my office computer, but alas, **IT**.) With the combination of fast syncing and the iOS Share Sheet, I can do all of the above without using any third-party apps. It's easy. I sign into iCloud.com on my desktop and create a new note. * **SMS or iMessage**: I'll be there at 7. * **A Fantastical reminder**: todo pick up laundry 8pm * **A DayOne journal entry**: Dear Diary, `emotions feelings thoughts` Then I open up the Notes app on my phone, use 3D Touch to peek at the note, and pull it up to open the Share Sheet. (If you don't have 3D Touch, just open the note and tap on the share icon.) ![sharing a note](http://images.jeffreykishner.com/share-icloud-note.png) Then in the Share Sheet I can choose Message, or Fantastical (which parses the note as a reminder), or DayOne. Then I delete the note. As much as I have enjoyed geeking on out writing web apps and using APIs, the above solution is just so much simpler. Pretty much anything I drop into Notes can then be shared with a text-centric iOS app.