Shortcuts Catalog

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Shortcuts Catalog!

This is a public resource to help people get started with Siri Shortcuts and the Shortcuts app.

It’s made up of three main sections below:

  • the Shortcuts Library, a collection of 25 starter shortcuts full of menus with hundreds of different ways to use them
  • my Member Shortcuts, my advanced collection of 25 shortcuts for folks subscribed to my membership (more below)
  • the Action Directory, a documentation of the 300 built-in actions in Shortcuts available to browse outside the app

Subscribe to my newsletter to stay up with:

  • New shortcuts as they’re added to the catalog & membership
  • Shortcuts updates and new actions discovered in betas
  • Stories from the community and links to related material

Become a member to get access to:

  • Bonus members-only shortcuts plus more on an ongoing basis
  • Advanced categories & extra info for everything in the catalog when you’re signed in
  • Prerelease notes & workflows I’m putting together
  • Exclusive livestreams teaching you more about Shortcuts

Shortcuts Library

The following is my public Shortcuts Library.

Check out the variety of shortcuts for different areas in daily life, then add one that sounds interesting and run it to check out the menu of options available.

Presents a series of options for interacting with your calendar and/or Fantastical, including creating events using prompts or natural language, displaying birthdays, overdue reminders, or today’s schedule, moving events to a different calendar, copying your free availability between events, planning for tomorrow or searching for upcoming events, and creating repeating daily events (i.e. 30-day challenge).

Presents a menu of places to change playback, using Hand Off to HomePod where possible or accounting for Bluetooth/AirPlay devices. Includes the current device model for switching back as well, which includes a prompt if using Hand Off.

Multi-tool for dictating groceries, planning meals for the day, setting kitchen smart devices, setting alerts for dishes, defrosting, & expirations, and finding new recipes.

Waits a few seconds (to close the shortcut), takes a screenshot, waits for you to return to Shortcuts, then asks you to enter the title before adding it to Reminders.

Presents a menu for removing duplicates or empty lines, changing case, wrapping text, or Pretty Printing JSON, removing or adding list elements, cleaning up quotes from the Books app, and viewing custom date formats.

Looks for text formatted as Markdown coming from the clipboard or share sheet and converts it into Rich Text, then copies it to the clipboard.

Presents a large list of actions for the Notes app:

• Adding to existing notes
• Capturing new notes
• Adding to weekly notes or wishlists
• Opening Notes folders
• Counting words in a note

Presents a menu for dictating text to the clipboard or notes, translating your spoken text to another language, having Siri speak something you type (or make fun of you), recording or listening to Voice Memos, and opening Settings pages for Siri and Accessibility Voices.

Presents a menu built to my custom usage of online communities, like Clubhouse, the Shortcuts User Group slack I’ve put together, and various Discord channels in the Relay FM community.

Presents a series of menus for contacting various friends & family, each using their own preferred mode of communication. Includes a special menu for a significant other for quick daily messages.

Presents a menu for Gmail and Mail actions:
• Checking Gmail or the VIP folder in Mail
• Sending email in Gmail
• Emailing yourself
• Saving a draft in Mail
• Copying a rich text email signature from a Markdown template

Presents a menu of various time periods for setting Do Not Disturb, then adjusts your device according to the choice – includes a few colloquial phrases like “a bit” and “a while” that can be customized to your preferences, plus options for turning it on until lunch or after work.

Opens into these pages in Health: sleep, nutrition, handwashing, toothbrushing, activity, flights climbed, body measurements, mobility, heart data, VO2 max info, environmental volume levels, and headphone levels.

Presents a menu of different types of workouts, then runs corresponding shortcuts for each that perform multiple sets like setting a HomeKit scene before starting the workout.

Presents a menu of the various categories that are usually shown to me in the News app along with the custom shortcuts I’ve built, then opens into Apple News based on the choice.

Presents a menu of options for opening into specific pages of the App Store: Search, Today, Apps, Games, Apple Arcade, the Developer Tools & Productivity categories, the Updates page, and also TestFlight for beta apps.

Pulls a scan from the New York Time's website of today's Front Page by automatically formatting the date in the URL they use every time, then adds it to Books.

Presents a menu of daily weather activities, including running my main Weather Report shortcut and my Get UV index shortcut, checking the wind speed, setting alarms for putting on sunscreen when outside, checking the weather for tomorrow, checking the temperature of indoor sensors, checking how much light’s left in the day, checking the Air Quality Index, and adding the weather to calendar.

Presents a menu for setting voice & data modes, plus opening Settings pages for Cellular, Personal Hotspot, Low Data Mode, VPN Settings, Network Statistics.

Picks from a series of checklist titles that I keep, pulls the information from a Notes folder called “Routines”, and adds it into Things as a task w/ checklist items, then opens into the Today list.

Presents a menu for automatically playing your favorite podcast station by time of day, or lets you pick a station, AirPlay to a specific speaker, or pick a podcast to start.

Starts off by waking up the TV, setting it to my account and my preferences, and then presents a menu for taking advantage of all the Apple TV remote actions available, including activating the Screensaver, opening the Up Next queue in the TV app, turning subtitles on/off, recreating the “What did they just say?” feature and other Skip controls, opening a specific app on the TV, showing the Apple TV Remote on the current device, and sleeping the TV.

Presents options to open into the Twitch app or Shortcuts.Live, which redirects to my latest public Shortcuts livestream.

Presents a series of options for utilizing your camera apps, sharing from albums you don’t use enough, capturing unique images using stitching, opening camera settings, & accessing the Magnifier.

Multitool for GIFs, including ways to use GIPHY, share from any animated GIFs saved in Photos, and convert images, bursts, video, or Live Photos into new GIFs.

Returns to the Home Screen via Toolbox Pro, then waits just under 1/2 second to take a screenshot (so it shows the dots for widgets), then saves it to a pre-created Home Screen album in Photos.

Includes a menu for two other menus: checking your accounts and exchanging money – the first lets you check various banking apps, with logic to open the website when run from iPad; the latter lets you use the built-in Wallet actions to send money or request money using Apple Pay.

Provides easy controls for various Accessibility features, including text sizing/weights, Voice Control / VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch, Speak Screen, Audio Descriptions, & more.

Presents a menu of bookmarks and options for learning more about Shortcuts, including returning to the Shortcuts Catalog, browsing the User Guide, or accessing various resources like MacStories’ coverage or David Sparks’ training course.

Member shortcuts 🔐

Become a member to get access to all the members-only shortcuts plus:

  • New shortcuts on an ongoing basis
  • Extra ways to browse the catalog when you’re signed in
  • Prerelease notes & workflows I’m putting together
  • Exclusive livestreams teaching you more about Shortcuts

Controls every part of Apple Music where I’ve thought of functions so far:
• Now Playing, Up Next, and Listen Now
• Browse, Playlists, and Radio
• Practicing music or listening to vinyl
• Using Shazam or the new Seek action

Lets you interact with YouTube by opening links into CornerTube automatically, searching with voice or going straight to Subscriptions, opening History, Watch Later, and Playlists, and using Shazam and opening the music video for a currently-playing song.

Opens menus for controlling my HomeKit scenes, controlling my Mac via SSH, setting up environment-type scenes or actions, activating other smart assistants, or controlling Sound Recognition.

Takes the current contents of your clipboard, stores it, and presents it alongside values from iCloud Drive previously stored with this shortcut to copy later.

If more than the preset Number of items are stored, the shortcut will only present number of recent items.

Presents a menu for you to:
• Open the handwriting folder in Notes
• Create a new document with today’s date for writing in
• Copy the text out of a note in the folder
• Open the Pencil page in Settings

Presents a series of actions for Craft, including:
• Opening workspaces, docs, or My Documents
• Adding to existing docs
• Making new docs from scratch, by combining notes, or using Markdown templates
• Opening into specific docs I’m working on

Presents a series of menus, starting with length of the workout to set Do Not Disturb, which device to set the Apple TV up or to pick Noise Control & then opens into a workout type of your on the current device using a deep link.

Presents options for health activities like meditation, showering, and brushing teeth, logging water and caffeine, opening the Fitness app or setting manual stand reminders, performing anxiety awareness checks, setting nap timers, or setting your alarm by the sunrise time or changing your sleep schedule.

Presents a large list of actions for Safari, including searching the web for topics, opening URLs, deep links, or into Safari reader, adding articles to Reading list/Reminders or speaking them aloud, getting the original link for shortened URLs/redirects, running pages through Snopes or the Wayback Machine, viewing source code, grabbing header images, or utilizing RSS feeds, running Javascript on current Safari pages, or doing keyword research.

Presents a menu for actions to take using Twitter, including: opening your Timeline, News, & Lists, tweeting & live-tweeting with a hashtag, searching for Links, your own Tweets, & via People You Follow, opening “Followers You Know” for a person, grabbing a Markdown version of a tweet, and extracting every tweet shared into a simpler dictionary.

Presents a menu for options related to the Get My Location action and the GPS coordinates associated with it, allowing you to copy them, share them with someone, or log the spot in Notes. Also includes an option to open Find My Friends and see where your devices/friends are located.

Shows options for using Maps:
• Searching, getting driving directions, getting travel time
• Picking destinations halfway, logging mileage
• Driving to specific places or picking types of locations
• Using biking directions, transit resources, and rideshare actions

Speaks out the weather, reminders, & your calendar events, shows any notes created the day before, and then presents options for media to begin your day with.

Add or open content to Day One, from creating templates & rich media entries to searching through your journal.

Presents a menu for controlling podcasts in Overcast, including changing episodes, starring the current episode, switching chapters, changing speeds, setting the Sleep Timer, seeking playback, starting up playback, saving quotes, copying links from show notes, and opening into the Podcasts app.

Presents a menu of various activities for preparing to record a podcast, including contacting your cohost, researching stories, reading up on those stories later, grabbing the titles & links and formatting them for Google Docs, opening said Google Doc, and more.

Shows options for various ways to watch video, whether picture-in-picture on the current device or using an Apple TV setup. Includes scenes for TV mode and movie mode, a way to quickly put lyrics onto an Apple TV, and a quick link to the latest $0.99 rental in iTunes.

Presents a menu for various gaming apps, HomeKit scenes, chatting with gaming friends, or for sharing your game codes.

Presents a menu for opening the /Shortcuts/Screenshots/ folder in iCloud Drive, plus a method for moving screenshots from Photos to the same folder.

Presents a series of options for photographers to utilize Lightroom, pick selects, clear shots, or organize photos from the day, and check Golden Hour so they can get out and take the best photos. Also includes option for specialized camera manufacturer apps.

Takes a screenshot, reformat the name to the style used on macOS, then saves it to /Shortcuts/Screenshots/ in iCloud Drive.

Allows you to perform a series of calculations, either by typing it out, using a tip calculator, checking the percentage change between two values, counting or splitting up lists, and doing conversions like timestamps to seconds, time between dates, and MPH KM per HR or Miles Kilometers.

Includes a menu of various deep links into the Settings app, curated for my personal needs/most common use cases; also includes a way to reset any connections if you’re having issues.

Contains deep links to various iPad settings, including multitasking controls, keyboard backlight brightness, and other keyboard settings. Also includes a subroutine for my Handwriting shortcut, plus the ability to open Luna Display.

Multitool for managing Shortcuts, including learning more about the app, organizing & understanding your collection, and sharing shortcuts quickly.

Takes any data coming from the share sheet or clipboard and opens into the Shortcuts app to the Content Graph viewer, a mode that exposes the underlying components of content that's being passed through each step of your shortcuts.

Debug your shortcut by taking the input and displaying it in an alert so you can see what type of content is being passed through.