“What’s New in Shortcuts” #29

New issue of my Shortcuts newsletter is out – come for the generative soundscapes, stay for the mind-mapping enthusiasm:

Welcome to Issue 29 of “What’s New in Shortcuts” – this week is the last iteration of the current iOS and Mac beta cycles, meaning soon we’ll have new versions of Shortcuts with bug fixes out.

As I mentioned last week, Shortcuts seems to be mostly stable now and I’ve been able to rely on more shortcuts that were previously broken – things like Copy to Clipboard and Convert Time Zone are fixed.

I am unfortunately still having sync issues (my folders lost their sort order twice this week) intermittently, so I hope you all don’t run into that after the update.

Otherwise, this week we’ve got a lot of goodness to cover – I shared some soundscape and mind mapping shortcuts, we saw some new apps adding actions, Six Colors put out more podcast notes follow-up, and there a very, very cool spotlight from the App Store:

Read the full newsletter on Revue (~2100 words).

Featured Shortcuts

Opens the Quick Entry feature in MindNode to a blank page, which lets me start building a nested outline that can be saved as a mind map.
Prompts to enter the name of a mind map to link to, using the shortcut input or clipboard as default text if present, then encodes the name into a MindNode deep link and copies it to the clipboard.
Takes a list, adds it as bullets under a title, then creates a mind map in MindNode.
Presents a menu of the various options in the soundscape app Endel, then activates the individual shortcut action for the chosen option.
Uses the Focus action from the Endel app to play a soothing soundscape.