Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a Google invention that is meant to speed up web pages on mobile devices. But since it wraps the page in a Google-controlled container, it’s a harmful technology to the open web. The company has started to bring AMP URL technology for Google Images.
When you select an image, you’ll see a preview of the website header at the bottom of the screen. You can keep scrolling through Google Images, or swipe up on the preview to load the AMP (accelerated mobile pages) version of the site.
Earlier I found a shortcut that can clean AMP URLs. Or, use an alternative search engine like DuckDuckGo.
Matthew Cassinellli shared a shortcut to let people file Apple feedback using the Shortcuts app. He says it’s for iOS 13 beta users.
…this shortcut has you describe the problem first, asks you to list the steps to reproduce it, has you enter your expected results versus what actually happened, and copied it all to the clipboard.
Then, it uses Open App to go into Feedback, you fill out the menial parts of the form, and paste in your completed description.
Now that Apple has killed iTunes, App Store apps no longer use itunes.apple.com. Instead, the new URL is apps.apple.com. This means you’ll have to tweak your shortcuts.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest issues with Huawei’s hardware and some ideas for Shortcuts.
Andrew recently discovered a shortcut that lets you copy and paste actions between shortcuts, which is helpful when you’re making a shortcut with dozens of actions.
A Mac app called StopTheNews has been making the news rounds lately. It lets you open Apple News original URLs directly in Safari. I wanted to share a shortcut that does the same thing on iOS.
Share an Apple news article to this shortcut, and get the original URL back. Prompt at the end lets you pick between copying the URL to your clipboard or sharing it somewhere else.
Unlike macOS, you can open an Apple News article in Safari on iOS. Then from Safari you can copy the URL. But this shortcut removes that step, so you can share the article to the shortcut, then copy the URL to the clipboard or share it elsewhere.
Last night I came across a website called Appademic, which shares academic shortcuts that can help students and researchers. One example is a shortcut that gives you better BibTeX citation keys for Pandoc.
This is the long awaited iOS Shortcut for Zotero to extract Better BibTeX citation keys for Pandoc. I know a fair few people have been waiting on this, apologies it has taken so long to post. If you need more detail, read on, otherwise the shortcut can be downloaded below.
Andrew was inspired by Reddit’s TLDR bot to create his own shortcut to summarize articles and save them for later.
The next version of macOS will include more UIKit (iOS) apps. Rumored to be among them is Apple’s Shortcuts app. So what happens to Automator, AppleScript, and AppleEvents?
So what happens when iOS apps comes to the Mac this fall? It seems impossible that Apple will allow them to be controlled by AppleScript and Automator…Will “classic” Mac apps get the ability to be controlled via Shortcuts, too? Or will there be a schism between the two different classes of apps?
But whatever happens, it’s clear that iOS and macOS are going to face the future of user automation together, not separately.
make an HTML file that contains our code and provides an output;
pass the contents of the file to Safari as a Data URL;
use Get Contents of Web Page to render the page provide the output to the shortcut.
I’ve covered iOS 12 tips and tricks that you might have forgotten. Now I’d like to resurface a tip from 2017 about shortcuts for iOS Safari.
You might not know it, but Safari has some hidden shortcuts tucked behind some of the icons. This will let you perform certain actions a little faster, like quickly access the desktop version of a website, add a bookmark, and even close multiple tabs at once.
Shortcuts 2.1.2 for iOS includes the ability to post directly to Tumblr, a new way of calculating time for your Shortcuts, and a lot of bug fixes.
Mr. Viticci reverse-engineered the “Add to Home Screen” function that Shortcuts has, and created the Home Screen Icon Creator.
This update adds several actions covering weather, alarms, measurements, photos, as well as better HomePod functionality.
Redditor u/wexford001 made a neat wallpaper generator shortcut. It uses the Apple logos (all 370 of them) that Apple created for tomorrow’s event. Every time you tap the shortcut it generates a random image based on your device. There are both white and black versions, in case you have an iPhone with an OLED screen.
All the code to actually get the image from imgur was the work of u/hinapupina in his “imgur downloader” shortcut. I modified it a bit, but i don’t understand it well enough to have done this on my own. Thanks!
You can download the shortcut for white wallpapers here, and the black version here.
If you want quick access to an application on your Mac, you could put it in your Dock, of course, or you could get to it using Spotlight. But in case you didn’t know, program shortcuts can also go into the toolbar within Finder, and this can be pretty handy for your most-used apps! That’s the subject of today’s Quick Tip.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Dave pre-ordered an iPhone XR, plus they discuss their experiences so far with Shortcuts in iOS 12.
If you always wished you could automate iOS, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has good news for you—you can with Apple’s new (kinda) Shortcuts app!
The Philips Hue app for controlling Hue smart lights was updated on Tuesday with support for iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts.