Apple abandoned this 1/5
The app no longer does the “hey Siri” thing. Apple does not care. I have an email that has never been answered.
Shortcuts app crashes on iPad Pro (iOS 12.1.4) 1/5
Upon opening the app, it crashes immediately. Totally unusable on iPad Pro. 😕
Health support is broken 2/5
And having spent a while looking around, there’s no way to report a bug to Apple other than complaining in public, so here I am.
Trying to create a shortcut to log a Health sample, and I’ve found I can’t, because “Health access to Dietary Energy is off.” Helpfully, the app informs that I can “turn on Health data categories in the Health app.”
But that’s a lie, because you can only turn on categories the app has asked for access to, and going back to when this was Workflow, the app would ask for one type of access at a time. (Which, for privacy reasons, is a good thing, but only if you implement it right. Which Apple hasn’t.) In this case, instead of asking for access, it just decided not to. Thanks.
Missing Auto-lock functions for Shortcuts!! 4/5
By .: LoveFire :.
Having flow and progress in each and every day is important for everyone, and one particular functionality the is missing from shortcuts is having a “Auto-Lock” shortcut. Which is used for many reasons to switch back from default to never in order to keep the screen on and switch back when were down; a business presentation, a cooking recipe, referencing a document or image, or when we are driving and need that GPS app to not dim out on us. The point is having to switch back in setting from auto lock to default to never back to default, every day its exhausting and irritating. The solution is right here with this Shortcut app, please bring it to shortcuts and save us our sanity. My reddit and youtube posts on this topic got tons of likes, so it evident its a huge demand. Please apple just open your hearts and give us this!! 🙏🏽🙏🏿
It pretty simple to just add the “Auto Lock” function like so:
Scripting by Device
(30s, 1m, 3m, 5m, Never)
Missing Apple Watch App! 1/5
Warning to everyone with Workflow- even though Apple has updated this app numerous times, they *removed* all Apple Watch functionality. DO NOT UPDATE if you want to keep your Apple Watch functionality!
Apple- when would we need a scripting language? Maybe when the interface is a subset of a larger interface?? Maybe that might be helpful? Much like Siri when we can’t touch our phones?? Please re-introduce the Apple Watch interface to Shortcuts/Workflow!! The original Dev knew what was up. Smart man.
Amazing but... 4/5
Amazing app, truly something I’ve wanted from Apple from the longest time. I just with that hopefully with tine Apple will add more control features and allow us to toggle on/off night shift as a setting for a display shortcut.
Missing inverse trig functions 1/5
The calculator block should have everything the calculator app has. Until fix it is limiting possibilities.
Why can’t I close apps with Siri shortcuts
Most don’t work 2/5
I tried several Favorites shortcuts, and most don’t work. Can’t figure out how this app keeps getting good reviews.
Limiting for streaming apps! 2/5
By Big Badger Gamer
I got this to make shortcuts for Siri so I could jump into a show or movie on Netflix or another streaming app right away, but disappointed to find that I could not do that. Please, add compatibility to open select streaming apps and jump right into a show or movie.
Very useful 5/5
Unlike the other reviews, I program in python quite often. Being said, once I saw this come to the phone I was instantly excited! My whole day is now automated, I literally don’t have to do anything, my emails are automated, messages are automated. I can connect to my Kali Linux box via ssh and run some commands, I even made a couple penetration testing tools to run over ssh to do tests with my iPhone Xs Max. Absolutely amazing, great job.
Little functionality available 3/5
By Tollis Hunt
Just doesn’t connect to enough services to compete with things like Microsoft Flow or IFTTT. But it has some cute applets that connect to native system apps. And maybe that’s all you need.
“Sorry, there was A problem with the App!” 1/5
that’s all i get when trying to use voice commands.
Add ‘Time Based’ triggers 4/5
By Learner Aman
Please add time based and location based triggers to run the shortcuts.
Love the gallery, widget and Siri integration 4/5
Creating custom shortcuts can be frustrating though. For example, I wanted to pull a number from a text message, do math to it and then resend the new number. But it turns out shortcuts can't pull text from messages or WhatsApp. I figured out it can pull from and post to reminders so that should work. I also want to be able to set do not disturb while driving like I can from control center but it can only set the normal do not disturb
Would be great if it worked with third party apps 2/5
Why can’t I use Spotify with Siri ? Why does Führer Tim Cook wants me to be stuck with apple maps and Apple Music so bad. Those services are bad Apple needs to go back to the old days of making great devices that work well with third party applications. Most of these short cuts are useless but if you’re into your iPhone and all about Apple by all means tighten the ball and the chain. That being said there’s some cool features on here but I don’t use most of these services and never will- cause there’s a “third party” app like (google maps,Spotify,microsoft onenote)that does it way better.
Crashes every time on my iPhone 8 Plus 1/5
By D.B. Cooper's Horse
I really enjoy this application, but it crashes every single time I open it on my iPhone. It works perfectly with my iPad, but something is going wrong with my iPhone. Additionally, some of the built-in ‘actions’ do not correlate with what it is said in their description. This application has amazing capability, but there are some areas that need improvement.
More Find My Friends Arrive/Leave functionality needed 4/5
By Rich n Lisa
It would be great to be able to set the geofencing functionality using Shortcuts.
For example, if there were a step that I could add that would set the feature that notifies the friend when I arrive at their location/leave my current location, that would be very useful.
Also, a step to set the feature that notifies me when the friend leaves their current location/arrives at my current location would be great.
Lots of possibilities, Very Helpful for personalization and customization for individual 5/5
This app allows the user to tailor the productivity of their device to its users needs
This is a game changer for iOS! This brought me back from Android. Now I can geek out with a combination of Shortcuts, Siri, and Pythonista. I now need to figure out a way to simulate screen taps.
No longer useful 1/5
What happened to the Microsoft office integrations? I used to use Workflow to keep track of my work hours in excel. That feature is completely gone now.
Need a stop timer feature. 4/5
Common apple sometimes we need to stop the timer.
Lacking Apple Watch and Voice Commands 2/5
Without being able to use Shortcuts with your voice out with an Apple Watch its use cases are greatly reduced.
Can we have more tutorials on how to use it please?! 2/5
Can we have more tutorials on how to use it please?!
A tutorial with many examples. That’s what we need.
Run from Siri does not work anymore 1/5
Run from Siri does not work anymore after recent iOS update.
Thanks for the great app! Will update the review after the fix.
Problem with current environment 1/5
Set up shortcut but when I tested it got the error message “can not run in current environment”
Noo noo noo 1/5
By Danny 20174
How do I remove this app from my phone?
Lacking, but does well for what it currently has 3/5
First off, the shortcuts app is amazing for what it can do so far. I, like many others, was hyped out of my mind by the announcement, and was somewhat disappointed with the end result from iOS12. But I've made quite a few shortcuts so far that let me do some stuff I do every once in a while, but it's not an everyday thing as it was advertised, or as I'd hoped. There are so many things such as 'send a notification' that will pioneer the future of this app, but the thing that's really missing is automation and triggers other than pressing a button on my device. Universally, it could start out with 'when I open an app' or 'when I receive a certain notification' and eventually branch out to provide support for devs to add their own triggers. This is really the only thing missing from Shortcuts being an everyday essential. Until then, IFTTT will be one of the only options for iOS users (although limited)
Missing Apple Numbers 4/5
By Sai Tau
Love the app. There are a lot of automation you can use with this. The one thing is missing for me is Apple Numbers. I wish it had a shortcut to input information to Apple Numbers.
More ease of use with native apps. 3/5
I want to one simple task. I want to say “I’m taking the dog for a walk.” And from that an outdoor walk starts along with my podcast app, natively. But I can’t. I have to download 3rd party apps. Please allow tru native control.
Great app! 5/5
I used to use the Shortcuts app on my iPod, and now I have a iPad. One of my Shortcuts is really good. A Shortcut transfer feature would be nice. Thanks!
Edit: It synced! This app is great! The only thing it needs is a MP3 encoder option.
The sharing extension is broken 2/5
It’s been 3 weeks now and I can’t share things to shortcuts via the action menu. This makes shortcuts mostly worthless for me since that’s primarily how I use them. Please fix.
Not working 3/5
Siri can’t recognize the command that is added to the shortcuts. “It say there is something problem, please try again.” Even though you try again it will not work.
Feature Request 4/5
By Future chemists
I think that you should be able to set an alarm in the clock app, and have the alarm run a shortcut when it goes off. Example: I make a shortcut that turns on do not disturb until 1:50 Pm, sets my volume to 0, and turns on low power mode. I would use this daily for school. Next I would set an alarm for 7am and it would go off and run the shortcut every weekday at 7.
Triggers please! 4/5
The amount of stuff you can do with this is insane. Unfortunately, it's barely useful without being able to trigger a shortcut automatically. Based on, for example: time, location, weather, accelerometer, notifications. You could even provide an API to app developers for triggers, like the existing one for actions. This app would become unbelievably useful even with just a handful of the native triggers above. Please consider it.
All I wanted to do was add a photo album to home screen not create a 300 step algorithm.
Moderate Improvement 4/5
I’m rating this again because Apple has added some useful features. Unfortunately, they should give those of us who pay outrageously more for an iPhone to allow us to do more with “Workflow” with API connections to all conceivable things including competing platforms.
Get rid of the extra siri talk. 2/5
“running your shortcut”
CAN I PLEASE HAVE AN OPTION TO TURN THOSE LINES OFF!!! I only want siri to say what I program them to say.
CLUNKIEST WIDGETS EVER 1/5
I can open the phone app and scroll the text or phone, or switch to favorites like lightening compared to the rigamorow this goes through.
It’s reason I have an iPhone 5/5
Shortcuts gives me the tinkering and customizability I want out of my phone, all baked-in and supported by the OS. If Shortcuts didn’t exist I would have switched to Android already. Good on you, Apple, for realizing the utility of Workflow. Now please keep up the support!
Seems useless outside US 1/5
Sadly it didn't work when I tried to setup the destination to get ETA.
Apple Watch??? 1/5
Watch support removed without warning. WTH Apple.
No ability to do the good stuff 2/5
I want the ability to clear safari cache, change WiFi networks and no way todo that. Most of the shortcuts don’t really save much.
Downgrade from Workflow 1/5
By Ford Family 95
For anyone that didn't know: this app is not "new", it's been around for years named "Workflow". Workflow was a good app with good functionality and reliability. This "Upgrade" is not an upgrade. A good chunk of the previous services are now gone or not working AND the watch app in which you could run workflows has been completely removed. My advice: if you had the Workflow app before this update, do not update.
Definitely not Simplified 1/5
I'm not a novice or anything when it comes to technology or anything of the sort but this app is far from the average user being able to grasp the usage capabilities. Let a lone apply the shortcuts!
Videos no longer zip 1/5
I had script setup up to zip all the videos from in a select album. Since the recent update, the videos can be selected but nothing happens when I try to make an archive or even when I try to save those selected videos to iCloud. There are no errors and it just silently stops when I try. It still works for photos but fails if there are any videos selected. Very frustrating.
Good idea, buggy as heck 1/5
I was using the ETA shortcut to tell my wife when I’ll be home. After this last update, it only sends the text and not the ETA. I don’t know what “bug fixes” they installed, but they ruined it for me.
You can’t use third party apps 3/5
I am writing a review because I went on to Apple support and I chatted with a expert on this app. He told me that currently you are not allowed to use third-party apps. I would love to be able to because that means I’ll be able to use Spotify, games, etc., etc. I am hoping that the developers of the app will respond to this.
I love this app 5/5
Won’t open 1/5
I have tried to open this app many times I’ve reinstalled it plenty of times too so idk what’s wrong