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In episode 19 of Automators David and I dive into recent updates to Shortcuts. David has recently updated his Siri Shortcuts Field Guide, and if you listen to the podcast there's a discount code you can use to get a $10 discount - he's added a lot of videos which are great! In the...

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Apparently it's the season where everyone speculates on what might be coming at WWDC, while I'm personally hoping for new iMacs on the hardware front, there's a few things that I could see benefitting us on the software front, so just in case Craig's reading - I've been on my best behaviour this yea...

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The world has gone wild for Shortcuts home screens - including David and myself! In episode 11 of Automators we have gone into why you might want to try this crazy fad and how we're using it ourselves, so - let's dive in!There's numerous reasons why you might want to have Shortcuts on your home...

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Everyone loves Automation, or at least what it can do for them - and I'm a big fan (you may have guessed!). I've teamed up with Tim Stringer to produce automation focused content for his site Learn OmniFocus. This weekend Tim is offering 25% off annual membership, and on top of that he is donat...

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I've been asked several times since yesterday how to open a workflow.is link in Shortcuts. Currently clicking on one takes you to the gallery of Shortcuts and nothing else happens. If you copy the URL and use a very simple Shortcut then you can click the "Get Workflow" link and everything works as e...

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It's iOS 12 release day and the time has come to do something many people feared as long ago as March 2017 - it's time to say goodbye to Workflow. I'm extremely happy to have had Workflow - and what's more I'm happy to say goodbye to it because today Shortcuts launches and we have nearly everything...

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I was most pleasantly surprised today to see an update to the TripIt app which added support for Siri Shortcuts. They've kept it quite simple, with just two options: upcoming flight information, and upcoming travel plans. The upcoming flight information is especially helpful telling you how lon...

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It's almost time for the iOS 12 release and while I think that Shortcuts is going to be a separate app in the App Store to update to from Workflow, backups are a good idea. Of course backing up your device is a good idea, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to do a separate backup of your Workflows or S...

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For episode 6 of automators we were very fortunate to have been joined by the wonderful Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew writes for The Sweet Setup and iMore, has also written for Tech Crunch, and is a Shortcuts genius - we went through two more complex Shortcuts in this episode to give you some ideas...

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My friend David Sparks has been at it again - there's a brand new video course all about Siri Shortcuts. The course includes 40 videos which total over 3 hours of material to watch, and loads of Shortcuts you can download directly. The guide is available for $24 right now, but will be going up...

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