Share With Apps

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Prompts to share the input using action extensions and sharing extensions provided by other apps.

Score
Stage
Prompt
Type
3
3/5

Information

Parameters

Share [File] with [App]

Notes

This action can not be run on Apple Watch.

Input

Anything

Result

(Anything) The input

Comments

Share With Apps is an updated version of an earlier Sharing action, now allowing Shortcuts users to specifically tap into the Share sheet dialog of a specific app.
Right now, the action only provides Notes and Reminders as an option for me, letting me pass data like Text directly into their custom Share sheet UIs, either changing the Notes folder or adding other elements to the Reminder manually.
This is slightly odd from a Shortcuts users’ perspective, especially for these particular examples where there’s already actions available for these apps, but it makes sense to align with the expectation that users have from using the Share sheet – if you don’t want to bother with perfectly scripting your reminder in advance, you can use Shortcuts’ functionality to grab all the right data and then just activate the Reminders share sheet at the right time.
In effect, you can skip manually showing the Share sheet and pressing the same app icon every time – especially if the app doesn’t actually support Shortcuts yet.
In practice, this means every app can be easily included in a multi-step workflow – users will have to manually finish each instance of sharing, but it at least means those apps can be hooked directly into processes kicked off by Shortcuts.
This is a huge win for the problem of developer adoption of Shortcuts – now Shortcuts users can generate proven demand for apps to create actions and request further functionality, plus get ahead on their own; it sort of addresses the “chicken and egg” situation of apps and Shortcuts support.

Details

Score
3/5
Group
Date Added
07/06/2021
Stage
Type
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.runextension


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