iOS Shortcuts (made by yours truly)
iOS Shortcuts are incredibly useful tools for those of us that enjoy products made by Apple. I’ve made a handful of unique shortcuts that I use daily. I was able to refashion a couple of them in template form that you can download and add to your iOS/iPadOS device. See the shortcuts I’ve made so far below.
You can expect these to improve over time, and I’m excited to say that I’ve finally tackled how to add an updater to my shortcuts! I still intend to keep the changelogs updated here, too, but you can now find my shortcuts on my RoutineHub page.
This shortcut, when executed, will ask the user to enter the item that user would like to add to the Grocery List. When adding the item, user will select the store (list of stores is defined when installing the shortcut) and when the store is selected, the item will be added with an alert when user arrives at the store.
This shortcut was created to help me eliminate my bad habit of using my contacts way past their expiration. When installed, the shortcut will prompt the user to define the type of contacts used. For example, I use bi-weekly contacts, so I use 2 weeks as the Adjust Date parameter. Once the parameter is set, running the shortcut will add a Reminder to discard the contacts after the parameter length has passed.
What Are My Crypto Prices?
This shortcut will retrieve prices of defined cryptocurrencies from Coinbase. When installing the shortcut, the user will be prompted to enter their desired cryptocurrencies into the Dictionary element within the shortcut. Once configured, the result will show the prices for the defined cryptocurrencies if it’s ran by selecting the shortcut on the iOS/iPadOS device. If user asks Siri: “What are my Crypto Prices?” Siri will speak the results to the user.
What’s the Flavor of the Day?
See my GitHub API for Changelog This shortcut is intended for those of us living in Raleigh, North Carolina, or elsewhere graced with the presence of a Goodberry’s. The shortcut will return the Goodberry’s Flavor of the Day when executed on an iPhone/iPad, or will speak the Flavor of the Day when user asks Siri: “What’s the Flavor of the Day?” on iPhone/iPad and/or HomePod (as long as iOS is connected to the same network). Read more about this on my Goodberry’s Flavor of the Day blog post.