The following is a documentation of the 300+ actions available in the Shortcuts app.
First, check out the Category of the Week.
Then, browse by the main Categories, or dive into a subcategory to see only a small subset actions.
Plus, check out my custom-tagged sorting for Actions by Types, Difficulty, and Prompt Type.
Make sure to check out Related Shortcuts for each action too.
With new iPhones on the way and iOS 15 here, make sure to check out the full collection of new actions:
Browse all the Actions in Shortcuts using the default categories provided by Apple – or narrow down even further using the individual subcategories as labeled in the app:
Some actions are more straightforward, while some take a bit to learn about and implement in your shortcuts.
Browse them depending your current comfort level, then move up a level to see what else is possible next:
Actions generally come in three forms – actions from apps, actions for content, and scripting.
The following categories sort all the actions into these larger buckets, letting you browse depending on your targeted area:
View all the Actions in Shortcuts by how interactive they are when the shortcut is running – will it prompt you, work in the background, or open an app?
These categories are particularly helpful for determining whether a shortcut is good for an automation or Siri, for example: