Not as useful without Apple Watch app 2/5
While I still use this app, I’m extremely disappointed they killed Apple Watch integration. I don’t understand the business reason behind that decision. It was so much more convenient for my workflows. Not everyone wants to talk into their phone, but yet it seems they are putting more of an emphasis on Siri integration. Sigh.
Feature Request 5/5
Can you guys allow this chain of actions:
1.Open Web Page From Url
Why did it stop working 3/5
By Melissa 739
The shortcuts suddenly won’t work through Siri. Suggestions?
Hidden update broke Siri Speak Text 1/5
I’ve programmed my shortcuts to give spoken feedback of the functionality I want to do. It recently broke and only reply with and ignored all my speaktext command. This happen when the shortcut is activated via Siri! Operating it within the app still work as usual.
Very useful, but fails under heavy use 5/5
Really useful productivity tool with lots of attention to detail. I use the App heavily, and for the most part it holds up pretty well.
Upside: runs under the lock screen and keeps screen on (great for long running shortcuts!); useful widget runs and shows some prompts while phone is locked
The downside: When using for long running shortcuts with lots of calls to other shortcuts, I frequently get an error “database is corrupted” (for me every other day). The shortcuts themselves get restored after restarting the phone, but the order is scrambled (I have 100 or so shortcuts, so very inconvenient). If this was fixed, I would be very happy
Air play control 1/5
By craigs automated controls
To Compete with Google and Alexa Apple needs to be able to queue music via airplay with voice control.
Love Apple I know they will get there Eventually.
By pure map to thousand and three
Very useful app but it’s really buggy. Please fix these annoying bugs Apple! I’ve added the Bluetooth & Wi-Fi toggles to the shortcuts app, however when i click to run it, it pauses and freezes
Hi , when will you add more scrips ? I need a script that that takes data from Bluetooth
for faster connecting to AirPods .
I think we’re all waiting for fixes 2/5
I CHECK EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR AN UPDATE TO ACTUALLY FIX THIS APP.. lowering to 1 star for now given the critical bugs months after release.. Apple used to take pride in rock-solid software. FYI the weather action stopped working like a week after the update which added it.. it now gives an error every time. Literally weather never works anymore. Other actions stop working seemingly at random.
Overall good, but I have some suggestions 4/5
Firstly, while I don’t expect it to come to iPad, I’d like to see Health and Weather actions on iPad. While iPad doesn’t have Weather or Health (for whatever reason) marketing Shortcuts on iPad is much easier than on iPhone since it has a larger screen.
Secondly, I’d like to inclement weather options.
For example I’m trying to make a shortcut that lists the best time for me to take my daily walk, but currently I need to make a list of bad weather names, get the details of the weather for the day then see if it matches the list or not to then get the best time of day to walk.
I’d just like to see options for rainy, cloudy or I inclement at the least. That way it could make scheduling things based on weather MUCH easier.
البرنامج ممتاز 100% 😍👍
Incredible app 3/5
Please update functionality for instagram and Twitter. Lacks ability to select which twitter/instagram account. Additionally it appears the caption function is buggy/no longer works based upon the presets etc at least. Just started using it, incredibly helpful regardless. Thank you so much. This will save me entire man days. Please further expand development to make functions like adding a count to a section of a user defined template tweet/instagram with a specific album/photo selected more user friendly. If it does currently work at the moment I can’t figure it out. Other stuff would be like exporting/archiving texts from a specific conversation into a .txt for specified date range to an email. Tweeting/instagramming the same thing with platform automatically adjusted verified tags for example. Regardless I can’t wait to see what improvements you have with this. From a user analytics stance you can probably identify common tasks and how to automate/reduce keypresses that people wouldn’t even necessarily realize.
Absolutely needs to be able to process some tasks faster like texts. Additionally integrating simultaneous processing of multiple quick selected tasks or at least being able to queue them is a necessary improvement.
Edit: app appears to be getting exploited or is bugged. Shortcuts added to homepage now refuse to run. They instead open the shortcuts main menu. Then when I press the 3 dots on the upper right hand side it refuses to open the edit. Additionally a specific shortcut keeps getting deleted.
TOO BUGGY 3/5
I love the idea of this and the speed dial feature comes in VERY handy but app widget is way too buggy and doesnt work most of the time. I have no use for this if the widget doesnt work because im going to have to open the app anyway to do what i want to do and it doesnt save enough time to be worth installing. Please fix the widget!
Add more mail ACCOUNT scripts 4/5
It would be great to use this app to time and manage my unwieldy mail inbox and to shut off my work mailbox on evenings and weekends, as a complement to do not disturb and downtime. In other words I want some mail accounts to be active and others to be inactive part of the day, as a way of shutting out unneeded stress. Give us more control over automating all parts of iOS like this and this app will deserve more stars.
Useful if it worked 1/5
Would be super useful if this actually worked.
I added a simple “play album” shortcut. From the widget it always fails with “unable to load.” From Siri, half the time it randomly plays something else. The album name is “Kaladin”, not really anything else it could be mistaken for.
Directions shortcut which was supposed to launch Waze worked fine from the widgets but with Siri, Waze would never open.
Overall I was really excited to try this out but disappointed in how buggy it is.
Everything works great but SMS is very broken. 4/5
When I want to spam pineapple emojis I have to click the send button each time even when I have the show dialog box off.
A waste of time, I had to yell several times to get nothing down . That’s why I like Alexa, and Google, no hesitation, they really know my voice.
So close 1/5
Some puzzling omissions, for example: It is impossible, or at least seemingly impossible to get the output/result of a Pythonista script. The hints/help is vague and unhelpful. If they sort out Pythonista integration, this will be a fantastic app that opens up tons of possibilities. Update: this unfortunately seems to plague most actions in the app; it’s difficult to tell whether you’re going to be able to grab the output of previous actions, and I’ve wasted hours trying to see if I can get various tasks to work. Bottom line for me: nice thought, extremely poorly executed.
Why only 18?! 5/5
By Yemen Aden
Why the shortcut app doesn't support more than 18 shortcuts on the widgets
Good but could be great 4/5
By jiujitsu brasileño
Shortcuts is one of the best workflow generators out there. It’s good but it could be great!
*Enhancement request: Allow the created shortcut to be added to the home screen; the purpose is to present the shortcut to appear as any other app on the home screen; not as a link but as a shortcut that runs the desired operation without opening up the shortcuts app again in order to run the workflow.
App Crashing 2/5
I don’t understand app was working fine, no updates either, just started crashing, on my iPad Pro 10.5 12.1.1. This app continues to do usual things, I am starting to feel my iPad is a Windows product, I don’t get it. The iPad works sometimes with the Smart Keyboard and sometimes it doesn’t, what gives?
Missing system settings 3/5
Not all system settings are listed... I’d like to automatically change my ringer volume or alarm clock volume based on a tigger. I can set screen brightness and vibrate the device but not adjust ringer volume
No instructions, doesn’t work for what I need 1/5
Waste of time, this program chokes on something as simple as sending the clipboard text to my reminders app. Utter garbage.
Sorry, there was a problem with the app 1/5
Every time I try to use Siri to run a shortcut, her answer is always “Sorry, there was a problem with the app.” Completely useless.
Folders, a bug, and Safari tabs 4/5
Please add the ability to group shortcuts into named folders (without affecting their ability to interact with each other). This would make it much easier to modularize the shortcuts without creating lots of clutter.
One bug I have found that as of iOS 12.1: it is possible to use the “find music“ action to filter based on audiobooks, but Shortcuts does not seem to allow you to actually play audiobooks. If I manually tell Siri to play the same audiobook, it plays just fine.
It might be better to separate the actions related to audiobooks from the ones related to music. It would also be nice to have similar functionality for podcasts.
Please add the ability to get all of Safari’s current tabs (Private mode or not, user’s choice) so that the script can do something with them.
Delayed Text 1/5
For some reason it’s not working correctly... Sometimes it sends and other times it doesn’t... Does it have to stay open? Can’t close it out... Any help would be greatly appreciated
Unintuitive, underpowered, unimpressive. What is Apple doing these days? I should be be looking at the competition thinking the grass is greener, but Apple products have been in a steady decline for a couple years now. They know longer just work. Now, it’s just bug after bug, with increasingly deficient devs.
Doesn’t use Spotify 1/5
Don’t waste your time 1/5
Support for saving to Dropbox vanished from shortcuts with no warning or explanation. This broke a bunch of tools for me. Wasted a couple of hours trying to figure it out and work around it.
Don’t waste your time on a dev tool that Apple will change and break key features in with no warning. Unless you want to spend just as much time troubleshooting as using the tool...
Bug report ? 4/5
Where can we report the bugs of this software?
I could not find anywhere .
By Game Critic 7472838
When you say the shortcut it takes literally forever to load.It says running shortcut and stuff. If you. Just say Siri open settings for example setting opens right up.
Apple Watch support is gone 1/5
Best feature of this app is gone. Apple Watch support. Bring back Workflow.
Wonderful App Through and Through 5/5
I just discovered this app so I haven’t been able to use it for a long time but I’m completely sold on my experiences today alone! Definitely allows for more fluidity with everyday tasks. My only complaint is that I wish they integrated access to other music apps like Spotify or SoundCloud. Otherwise, this is a wonderful app to have in your phone!
Well done like my steaks! 5/5
This app allows for many tweaks. Do you want a “Super Battery Saver Mode”. You can get that. Want a “D20 Dice” shortcut for D&D. Sure. Have one. I know I get tired of having to roll my D20. This app has many possibilities and is excellent if you know how to utilize it. Well done Apple!
Would love to see
>better file picker such as google drive or a specific folder instead of only a certain file or just iCloud main directory
>input passwords into websites
>able to set DnD for specific notifications such as only email notifies and everything else is on DnD
Running your shortcuts 4/5
I already know that I’m running shortcuts no need for Siri to say that super annoying
Completely unintuitive 1/5
This sounds like a great idea. And you'd think Apple would be able to make a simple app. But it's not and they did not.
There is no indication on how to link things.
There is no indication on how to make variables.
There is no indication on how to make it work.
Rewrite this app, Apple. And that comes from a programmer.
Apple Watch support deprecated 1/5
Removal of Apple Watch support is so disappointing. I had some nice workflows that I executed from my Apple Watch that no longer work. I put a lot of time and effort into them and they made my day easier.
I love this app but it has a major flaw that is annoying 3/5
When you are making a shortcut and are typing and hit the magic wand it is slow at times to bring up the thing and slow at times top Place the selected one in place. But it’s really enjoying when it doesn’t do it or when it erases all the things that you already placed in that text box.
Won’t work 1/5
I tried to do a simple ETA to home shortcut and it kept saying there was no input even though I put my address in. Kind of disappointed.
To hard to use 1/5
What if I’m a kid trying to use this app it’s very hard to understand and not user friendly at all I can’t even create a shortcut to play a song/album and that should be basic not hard to learn
Siri does not work with the shortcut app 2/5
App shortcuts work in app but Siri doesn’t work or invoke shortcuts from the recording phrase
Add “send magic packet” feature! 4/5
By Dave with the shirt
As long as there are provisions to run scripts over SSH, a wake-on-lan feature native to the app (i.e., not having to unlock the iPhone to open a 3rd party app to execute the shortcut) would align well with existing features.
It’s trash Cook. So i have to remember each command i enter. Really
About the app 3/5
By Amal. H.
Currently I can’t download anything I don’t know why!!
Dropbox Bugs 3/5
I rely on this app to append/prepend information to text files in Dropbox. With the new update, that quit working. Now, it only works for files stored on Apple's cloud, but that isn't what works best for me.
Poor search! 1/5
By A very Disappointed dad
Why can’t I find or search for any shortcuts successfully? I always have to google them instead. So annoying
Mind of its own 1/5
I thought this app would give me more control over my personal stuff.
Wrong, it seemed to take off on its own putting my photos in places where I didn’t want them and it got worse when I downloaded the newest update on my iPhone
I’ve been trying to get away from cloud because to get to your iCloud you might as well just give up cuz it’s gonna take a while and that’s if your info is where you put it most of the time it’s not and everything for years I used to iCloud to store it’s not there now so I thought this would be great I’ll just keep it all
On my phone also google photos is in cahoots with keep
Cuz it does the same thing making new folders all by itself to put S..t in.
Amazing mi give up