ActionCuts – Easily embed shortcuts into other shortcuts, extract action blocks, view differences, and more!

ActionCuts is a powerful tool for embedding shortcuts within shortcuts and extracting actions from existing shortcuts. ActionCuts can: Insert complete shortcuts or action blocks inside of other shortcuts. Extract action blocks from shortcuts. Save expanded shortcuts back to your iOS device. Save action blocks in the ActionCuts Action Blocks Library for convenient access to your … Continue reading ActionCuts – Easily embed shortcuts into other shortcuts, extract action blocks, view differences, and more!

PromptKit and The Dark Dungeon Featured on the Automators Podcast, Episode 29

I was interviewed on Episode 29 of Automators, a podcast on Mac and iOS automation hosted by Rosemary Orchard and David Sparks. We talk about my long history¬†using Apple products, MsgFiler, my wireless photography workflow with the Canon 5D Mark IV, and the various shortcuts that I’ve written to automate iOS. We spent a lot … Continue reading PromptKit and The Dark Dungeon Featured on the Automators Podcast, Episode 29

Run Shortcut, an Elegant Launcher for Your Shortcuts from the Notification Center Widget

Run Shortcut lets you access all of your shortcuts from the Notification Center widget. Use your voice to search for, run and edit shortcuts on your device, or trigger shortcuts to run on remote iOS devices using NoteCuts. Its delightfully colorful interface even matches the colors you’ve chosen for your shortcuts. Download Run Shortcut from … Continue reading Run Shortcut, an Elegant Launcher for Your Shortcuts from the Notification Center Widget

NoteCuts, Automatic, Background Triggering of Shortcuts on Local or Remote iOS Devices

NoteCuts NoteCuts continually monitors shared notes on Apple Notes, Dropbox, and Evernote, enabling automatically running of shortcuts, even when the iOS device is locked and sleeping. Download NoteCuts from RoutineHub.co With NoteCuts, you can: Run shortcuts automatically, no tapping on notification banners required! Integrate with popular third-party services like IFTTT and Zapier to send shortcut … Continue reading NoteCuts, Automatic, Background Triggering of Shortcuts on Local or Remote iOS Devices

Introducing PromptKit, an advanced dialog engine for Shortcuts and iOS

PromptKit is an advanced dialog engine for Shortcuts and iOS. PromptKit creates powerful, interactive, multilingual, and multi-step prompts featuring speech, dictation, menus, dialogs, and automatic language translation. For shortcut developers, the PromptKit API facilitates the creation of interactive prompts with branching logic, input validation, history, state, external shortcut support, and data storage, all without writing … Continue reading Introducing PromptKit, an advanced dialog engine for Shortcuts and iOS

Localization Helper

One of the less heralded but extremely important features of my shortcuts is their full support for localization out of the box. It’s something that I wanted to have from day one with my apps, as retrofitting an existing app can be extremely tedious. To assist others with localizing my shortcuts, I have released Localization … Continue reading Localization Helper

Cronios, WatchCuts, and GeoCuts

Really jazzed about releasing two new shortcuts and an update to Cronios this weekend. I now have developed three distinct methods for running shortcuts automatically in the background: Date and Time: Cronios Remote Trigger from iCloud-connected device: WatchCuts + Cronios Location: GeoCuts + Cronios Cronios 1.3.0 adds a new Cron Job Assistant that guides you … Continue reading Cronios, WatchCuts, and GeoCuts