ShortCuts App: New Feature in iOS 12

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Shortcuts is Apple's new iOS app. Create your own shortcuts and then use Siri to step through these multi-step routines. Create custom commands in Siri to launch apps or combine a number of actions. Assign a phrase and Siri will complete multiple tasks that are associated with that phrase.

Ready to dive deeper into Shortcuts?

Shortcuts is similar to IFTTT (If This, Then, That). Read more about IFTTT in these two Paths to Technology posts: How I use IFTTT and IFTTT Automation.

Interested in what others are doing with Shortcuts?

A group of users have already created a new website, called ShareCuts, where users are sharing Shortcuts created in the app.

The Verge shares the best third-party Shortcuts here.

The video below demonstrates Shortcuts.



Posted by Diane BraunerSep 27, 2018

For those of you who want to know more about creating your own Shortcuts, here is more detailed video about Shortcuts Basics. This video does include a verbal description of the steps, what happens visually on the screen is not audio described.

David Woodbridge with iSee blog has detailed written notes for Siri Shortcuts.