For the month of April, MacStories will be delivering brand new content focusing exclusively on automation and shortcuts.
Using file paths in certain shortcut actions helps you automate your file workflows. But did you know you can copy file paths in iOS?
Here are three websites where you can find tons of useful pre-made Shortcuts you can download to your iPhone or iPad to boost your automation productivity.
Over the weekend, u/ryandeanrocks shared an AI text generator via the r/Shortcuts subreddit. It’s an open source version of GPT-3. Of course, how good the output it produces depends upon the input, but I’ve seen it spit out some decent things. Here’s an example; I pasted the first sentence of this piece, and here is part of the output: “You’ll notice that if you type something and then choose to send it to someone, that the chat box in the corner will turn green. In theory, that’s the easiest way to see if someone is typing something out and waiting to send it, but it can take awhile to see the difference. With real-time chatting, it’s almost instantaneous.“
Apple’s Shortcuts is handy for automating actions on your iPhone, iPad, and soon your Mac, but there are a few features it needs to make it even more useful.
Shortcuts is getting some new features with iOS 15 as well as appearing on macOS Monterey this fall. Here are some of the new changes.