Advanced actions

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Get On Screen Content

Gets the current content on screen, if available.

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Stop and Output

Stops execution of the current shortcut, and outputs content. This action is useful when: โ€ข Running a shortcut from another shortcut (using the Run Shortcut action). The output will be used as the output of the Run Shortcut action. โ€ข Running a shortcut from Quick Actions in Finder on macOS. The output will be saved as a file alongside the files selected in Finder. โ€ข Running a shortcut from Services on macOS. The output will replace the selected content, if applicable. โ€ข Or, when running a shortcut from another location that supports output, like the command-line or the Shortcuts URL scheme. No more actions will be run after this action.

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Get Contents of Folder

This action gets the files inside of the specified folder. Recursive If this option is enabled, this action will get all the files inside of a folder, including its subfolders.

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Edit Calendar Event

Sets a specific field of the calendar event passed into the action. Detail The property of the calendar event to edit. Edit The operation to perform on the selected property of the calendar event.

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Edit Reminder

Sets a specific field of the reminder passed into the action. Detail The property of the reminder to edit. Edit The operation to perform on the selected property of the reminder.

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Edit Contact

Sets a specific field of the contact passed into the action. Detail The property of the contact to edit. Edit The operation to perform on the selected property of the contact.

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This action does nothing and produces no output. It is useful to separate blocks of actions, or to ensure that no input is passed to the next action.

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Format File Size

Format a file size automatically, or using bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB, and YB or higher.

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Remove from Photo Album

Removes the photos or videos passed as input from the specified photo album.

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Hand Off Playback

Hands off music playback between two devices. Source The device to hand off playback from. Destination The device to hand off playback to.

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Filter Locations

Given a list of locations, this action returns the locations that match the given criteria. Allows for sorting, changing the order, and limiting the number passed as a result.

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Remove Reminders

Removes all reminders passed into the action from the lists they are contained in.

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Get Type

Returns the type of every item passed as input. For example, if a URL is passed, this action will return โ€œURLโ€.

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Run Javascript on Web Page

Runs JavaScript on a Safari web page passed as input. Only available when running your shortcut as an Action Extension from Safari.

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Get Details of Safari Web Page

Gets a specific piece of information from the safari web pages passed into the action, including page contents, page selection, page URL, and name.

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Start Guided Access

Guided Access keeps your iOS device in a single app. Set up Guided Access in Settings

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Set Smart Invert

Reverses the colors of the display except for images, media and some apps that use dark color styles.

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Get My Shortcuts

Gets the shortcuts stored on this device. For example, you could use this action with the Make Archive action to zip up your shortcuts.

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Get Stock Quote

Gets the stock quote of the given stock. Stock information provided by Yahoo!

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Get Details of Stocks

Gets a specific piece of information from the stocks passed into the action.

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Get Group from Matched Text

Gets the text that matched a particular capture group or all of the capture groups from the output of a Match Text action.

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Get Component of URL

Gets the specified part of the URL passed into the action. URLs are structured as follows: scheme://user:[email protected]:port/path?query#fragment.

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Encode Media

Re-encodes the media passed as input at the specified size, optionally converting to audio. Includes option to change speed or add metadata to the file.

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Request Payment

Sends a payment to the specified people using a payment app on your device.

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Send Payment

Sends a payment to the specified people using a payment app on your device.

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