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 **Disclaimer:​** This control set up requires a paid 3rd party app, that costs $3.99! **Disclaimer:​** This control set up requires a paid 3rd party app, that costs $3.99!
 +# Download Actions
 First, please download the free Actions Mac Server from the [Actions web site](http://​getactionsapp.com/​) using the "Get Client"​ button. After installing, launch the app. It will show up in the menubar and will require no further configuration as long as the iPad and Mac are on the same network.  ​ First, please download the free Actions Mac Server from the [Actions web site](http://​getactionsapp.com/​) using the "Get Client"​ button. After installing, launch the app. It will show up in the menubar and will require no further configuration as long as the iPad and Mac are on the same network.  ​
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 Next, please go to the AppStore and install [Actions](http://​itunes.apple.com/​app/​id564645608?​ls=1&​mt=8).  ​ Next, please go to the AppStore and install [Actions](http://​itunes.apple.com/​app/​id564645608?​ls=1&​mt=8).  ​
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 +# Initial Setup  ​
 When you first launch Actions, it will guide you through the app gestures. Please follow these steps closely as this will help you immensely using Actions in the future. We recommend enabling Dropbox sync for actions, as this will make it possible to install our sample sets and give you the possibility to backup your own sets. To enable Dropbox Sync, perform a 3 finger down swipe in Actions to reveal the connection and settings icon.  ​ When you first launch Actions, it will guide you through the app gestures. Please follow these steps closely as this will help you immensely using Actions in the future. We recommend enabling Dropbox sync for actions, as this will make it possible to install our sample sets and give you the possibility to backup your own sets. To enable Dropbox Sync, perform a 3 finger down swipe in Actions to reveal the connection and settings icon.  ​
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 At the end of this HowTo, you find pre-built sets for the use with BoinxTV. We'll still guide you through the setup process to make sure you can create your sets from scratch.  ​ At the end of this HowTo, you find pre-built sets for the use with BoinxTV. We'll still guide you through the setup process to make sure you can create your sets from scratch.  ​
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 +# Create the first Set
 To get started, perform a triple swipe down again to reveal the set chooser, then hit the edit button on the top right.  ​ To get started, perform a triple swipe down again to reveal the set chooser, then hit the edit button on the top right.  ​
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 When done, tap anywhere next to the settings pane and then tap the check icon on the top to close the edit mode.  ​ When done, tap anywhere next to the settings pane and then tap the check icon on the top to close the edit mode.  ​
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 +# Edit the Set
 Next tap the newly created set, what will automatically put the set in edit mode. In case this doesn'​t happen, simply tap the edit icon on the top right.  ​ Next tap the newly created set, what will automatically put the set in edit mode. In case this doesn'​t happen, simply tap the edit icon on the top right.  ​
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 +# Use our sample Sets
 Instead of creating everything from scratch, you can also use our two sample sets you can download here: {{::​actions_example_sets.zip|}}  ​ Instead of creating everything from scratch, you can also use our two sample sets you can download here: {{::​actions_example_sets.zip|}}  ​
 To add these sets, first enable dropbox sync as described above and completely [[http://​www.imore.com/​how-kill-force-quit-apps-ios-7|quit Actions on your iPad using the app switcher]].  ​ To add these sets, first enable dropbox sync as described above and completely [[http://​www.imore.com/​how-kill-force-quit-apps-ios-7|quit Actions on your iPad using the app switcher]].  ​
 Now extract the Example Sets archive and place the two containing files into //​~/​Dropbox/​Apps/​actions for ipad/​macsets//  ​ Now extract the Example Sets archive and place the two containing files into //​~/​Dropbox/​Apps/​actions for ipad/​macsets//  ​
 After the Dropbox sync finished (usually a couple of seconds), open Actions on the iPad again and wait about a minute. After performing a 3 finger swipe down, you should see the new sets in the set chooser.  ​ After the Dropbox sync finished (usually a couple of seconds), open Actions on the iPad again and wait about a minute. After performing a 3 finger swipe down, you should see the new sets in the set chooser.  ​
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 +# Assign Actions in BoinxTV
 It doesn'​t matter what set you choose, now you have to assign the actions to shortcuts in BoinxTV. Therefor, open your document in BoinxTV and click the record shortcut field you want to control from Actions.  ​ It doesn'​t matter what set you choose, now you have to assign the actions to shortcuts in BoinxTV. Therefor, open your document in BoinxTV and click the record shortcut field you want to control from Actions.  ​
 {{ ::​actions-7.png |}}  ​ {{ ::​actions-7.png |}}  ​
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