[FREE APP] Meet The Awaited Apple SHORTCUTS App! Download it now. Detailed Step by Step How to Use It Inside.

The long-awaited Shortcuts app is here!

Shortcuts app as it turns out, is nothing but Apple-rebranded Workflow app!

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The new Shortcuts app turned out is a Apple-rebranded Workflow app!

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Download Shortcuts App Now.

Shortcuts App is working only with iOS 12 or above. So make sure to update your iPhone or iOS device first before start using Shortcuts. To update your device to iOS 12, follow this post here.

Here is the Apple App Store download link:
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Or scan below using your iPhone / iOS devices to get the download link:

Or alternatively, for iOS click this link to download.

What Shortcuts app is good for?

As the name implies, is to create shortcuts, shortening all the steps needed. It’s all everything good from the Workflow app, plus additional Siri Shortcuts.

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What you can do with Shortcuts app: Endless possibilities!

To give you an idea, you can log your water intake to Health, just by tapping on the icon. Or with the new Shortcuts app, you can just ask Siri to record it for you.

Or, you can open a frequently opened websites just by asking Siri to do so for you.

Shortcuts Gallery

To give you an easy start, once you have installed Shortcuts app, open the app and choose gallery. Apple has plenty of predefined things for you. You can add any action items you found there.

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Inside Gallery, Apple has all the predefined Shortcuts for you

To give you example what you can do with Shortcuts found on Gallery.

Example: Log Water

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Tap “Log Water” to add it to your library

a. Find Log Water and tap on it.

b. If you would like to see the detail of the chosen Shortcuts, tap “Show Actions”, otherwise tap “Get Shortcut”.

c. It will be then added to your Library.

d. On Shortcuts app, head to “Library” menu. Tap the 3-dot on the newly added shortcuts, “Log Water”.

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Since I don’t live in the US, I don’t use Ounce but mL. I can customize the predefined Shortcuts to change Ounce to mL.

e. You can customize or make changes if needed (Eg: change ounce to mL).

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Tap the “Switch” button to add Siri Shortcuts

f. The most important thing is to create “Siri Shorcuts”, do it by tapping on the “Switch” icon on the top right of the screen just under the “Done” button.

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Tap “Add to Siri” to create Siri Shortcuts

g. To add Siri Shortcuts so that you can use this shortcuts with Siri, find and tap “Add to Siri”.

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Tap the Red button to start recording your voice, a shortcut phrase to invoke the action.

h. Tap on the “Red” record button, to start recording your voice for this shortcut. The app is giving you suggestion, however it’s up to you what voice shortcut you want to use. If you can’t record your voice, do check here to help you troubleshoot. In this case, use the default voice phrase, “Log Water”.

i. Once your voice recorded, tap “Done”.

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Telling Siri to “Log Water” will result in adding few mL of water inside Apple Health app – great for recording my water intake!

j. Now activate Siri, by asking “Hey Siri” and use the newly created Siri Shortcuts, say “Log Water”. It will invoke the “Log Water” shortcuts and prompt you to input how many mL of water have you drink.

 


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Didn’t find anything you like on Shortcuts Gallery? Create one yourself!

In case you can’t find anything you are looking for on the Shortcuts Gallery, you can create one yours.

Here’s I’ll show you example what you can do with your own DIY Shortcuts.

Example: Opening a Specific Website

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Under “Library”, tap “Create Shortcut” to create your custom Shortcuts

a. On the Shortcuts app, under Library menu, tap on “Create Shortcut”.

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Tap “URL” to create custom URL Shortcuts

b. Look for any actions you want the shortcut to do. In this example, since I’m going to show you shortcut for opening a specific website, choose “URL” and tap on it.

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Type in the custom URL you want the Shortcuts to open.

c. Fill in the URL with any URL you want the Shortcuts app to open.

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Choose “Open URLs” to open the custom URL

d. Then decide what you want to do with the URL. Since I’m showing how to open a specific URL, tap on “Search” bar, tap on “Web” then tap on “Open URLs”.

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Minimum steps required to open a Custom URL via Shortcuts app

e. Once added, it will be something like this.

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Tap the “Switch” button to add Siri Shortcuts

f. Then, don’t forget to add “Siri Shortcuts” so that you can use the Shortcut easily just by invoking Siri, do it by tapping on the “Switch” icon on the top right of the screen just under the “Done” button.

g. To add Siri Shortcuts so that you can use this shortcuts with Siri, find and tap “Add to Siri”.

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Tap the Red button to start recording your voice, a shortcut phrase to invoke the action. In this case “Open jilaxzone” to open http://jilaxzone.com.

h. Tap on the “Red” record button, to start recording your voice for this shortcut. The app is giving you suggestion, however it’s up to you what voice shortcut you want to use. If you can’t record your voice, do check here to help you troubleshoot. In this case, use the default voice phrase, “Open Jilaxzone”.

i. Once your voice recorded, tap “Done”.

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Telling Siri to “Open Jilaxzone” will result in opening http://jilaxzone.com on Safari browser

j. Now activate Siri, by asking “Hey Siri” and use the newly created Siri Shortcuts, say “Open Jilaxzone”. It will invoke the “Open Jilaxzone” shortcuts and open http://jilaxzone.com on Safari browser.

Bring It All Together

With the new Shortcuts app, together with Siri Shortcuts, and with more and more upcoming supports from 3rd party app makers and developers, you’ll have endless possibilities of shortcuts to help you navigate, record, do action on your iPhone or iOS devices like never before.

I’m happy to explain and give more examples about Shortcuts app here, but with such endless possibilities, no matter how long that is, I can’t cover the whole thing here. In case you have difficulties or queries, don’t hesitate to throw the questions here. I’ll be happy to help. Cheers!

 


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