Help with Drafts action - Live Activities quick list

With Drafts supporting Live Activities now with their pinned drafts, I’ve been using Drafts as a “post-it note task list” for when I need to write a few tasks down somewhere and check them off over the next couple hours. I got stuck trying to make an action to format the list and automatically pin the draft.

I want to go from this:

task 1
task 2
task 3

To this:

Thu, Apr 13
[ ] task 1
[ ] task 2
[ ] task 3

Could someone help me with getting this text transformation to happen in a Drafts action?

I’ve tried a bunch of ideas but I can’t figure out the best way to get the draft formatting like this. Here’s what I’ve got down so far:

  • The date formatting for the first line: [date|%A, %b %e]

  • Once the text is formatted, the “Configure Window” step in an action can enable the pin. This action can also enable link mode! Could be a cool addition if you include links with your tasks.

  • The pin/live activity behavior can be customized in the settings.

Thanks and be well!