I have been getting back in shape after losing some fitness two and a half years into the pandemic. Today marks the 12th consecutive week that I have done a long Saturday morning run of over thirteen miles. Most of my self-supported half marathons have taken me along the San Tomas Aquinos Trail from Santa … Continue reading Turn Off Raise to Wake and Tap to Wake When Running with the iPhone to Prevent Accidental Emergency Calls
Happy New Year! A little over a week before the start of 2021, I spoke with David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard about my app MFC Deck on the 66th episode of their Automators podcast for Relay FM. We covered the genesis of MFC Deck from its beginnings as a tool for enhancing the use of … Continue reading Episode 66 of Automators on RelayFM
LaunchCuts is covered on Episode 45 of the Automators podcast by Rosemary Orchard and David Sparks. They go through all of their favorite features of LaunchCuts, including folders, smart folders, reduce shortcut height, and much more. There’s complete documentation on LaunchCuts available here.
LaunchCuts 1.1 has been released with the following new features: Faster Sync: A dramatically improved sync engine performs a full sync every time with progress. Existing LaunchCuts users must update to the latest version of the LaunchCuts Helper shortcut. Today Widget: Access your LaunchCuts Folders and shortcuts from the Shortcuts Today widget with the LaunchCuts Today shortcut. … Continue reading LaunchCuts 1.1: Faster Sync, Today Widget, Share Sheet Support, and Custom Actions
A powerful, customizable, and elegant launcher for your shortcuts, LaunchCuts has been completely rewritten as a native iOS app using SwiftUI. It has begun final testing and will be available on the App Store in early January. Notable features include: Folders : Organize your shortcuts into folders. Smart Folders : Display shortcuts based on multiple … Continue reading Coming Soon: LaunchCuts for iOS – A powerful, customizable, and elegant launcher for your shortcuts
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!
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 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 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
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