12 iOS Shortcuts: 9 you should be using

It’s time to make your iPhone work for you.


With the dispatch of iOS 12, Apple propelled another application called Shortcuts. All things considered, in fact, the application isn’t new. Alternate ways is only a rebranded and more able rendition of Workflow.

To include any of the underneath Shortcuts to an iOS gadget, tap on the “Include” connect, trailed by Add Shortcut. On the other hand, you can see the means in every Shortcut before adding it to your gadget in the event that you need to look at how it functions, or ensure it really does what it guarantees.


The following are nine Shortcuts that are valuable for pretty much everybody.

Amazon Price History

Whenever you’re looking for something you needn’t bother with immediately, utilize this Shortcut to check a thing’s value history. The most straightforward approach to utilize it is to see the thing in the Amazon application (or in Safari) and utilize the Share catch to send a connection through Shortcuts.

Add Amazon Price History to your Shortcuts application.

Try not to Disturb Timer

iOS 12 brings new Do Not Disturb controls, including another choice to set custom DND times. When you run the Shortcut you’ll be requested to choose Minutes or Hours, and after that enter the measure of time you need DND to stay dynamic.

Add Do Not Disturb Timer to your Shortcuts application.

Clever Power

On the off chance that you worry over battery life, this Shortcut from Reddit will utilize your present battery rate, contrast it with your predefined settings, and tailor your gadget’s execution based to crush the most recent couple of minutes of intensity out of your battery.

Add Intelligent Power to your Shortcuts application.

Introduce Main Apps

One of the greatest tasks when setting up an iPhone without any preparation is looking through the App Store and introducing the majority of your primary applications. This Shortcut, additionally from Reddit, gives you a chance to enter the name of applications you can’t survive without. The Shortcut will then experience the rundown, giving connects to each application in the App Store for simple download.

Add Install Main Apps to your Shortcuts application.

Convert Video to GIF

At times an enlivened picture is less demanding to share, or more qualified for a reference than a video. This Shortcut will exhibit your recordings to you, for you to choose and alter, at that point make a GIF with it.

Add Convert Video to GIF to your Shortcuts application.



Shoot a GIF

This Shortcut opens the Camera application, prepared to take a set number of photographs (four as a matter of course). After the last photograph is taken, it consolidates them into a vivified picture.

Add Shoot a GIF to your Shortcuts application.

Download File

Downloading records on iOS isn’t the most straightforward process. With this Shortcut, you can share a connection to the document to Shortcuts. The application will then download the record, and request that where you need spare it.

Add Download File to your Shortcuts application.

Grow URL

Abbreviated connections can be utilized in loathsome approaches to conceal the genuine goal of a URL. In case you’re suspicious that a bit.ly interface (or some other abbreviated connection, so far as that is concerned) will take you some place it shouldn’t, at that point utilize this Shortcut to see the extended URL.

Add Expand URL to your Shortcuts application.

Reinforcement Your Shortcuts

I discovered this one on the Sharecuts site, and it’s certain to prove to be useful should anything happen to your Shortcuts. Of course, Shortcuts are adjusted by means of iCloud between your iOS gadgets, however should anything ever happen to your database, you’ll be happy you supported up your Shortcuts.

Add Backup Your Shortcuts to your Shortcuts application.

Where to discover more Shortcuts

I found the Shortcuts recorded in this post on different sites and administrations. Some go back to when Workflow previously propelled. I didn’t monitor where I discovered a portion of the Shortcuts, so on the off chance that you made one of them recorded above, it would be ideal if you connect with me and I’ll give you credit.


All things considered, I find new Shortcuts, or at any rate motivation for my own Shortcuts, in the accompanying spots:

  • Reddit: The Shortcuts subreddit is loaded with enthusiastic clients who are always making, tweaking, and examining Shortcuts.
  • MacStories: Federico Viticci is apparently the most enthusiastic Shortcuts client, and he shares some genuinely perplexing manifestations on his site. Past that, he really clarifies how the Shortcut functions, in many cases line by line.
  • Sharecuts: A free site that hosts curated Shortcuts from different clients.
  • Display: There’s an exhibition segment in the Shortcuts application that rundowns different Shortcuts, some of which I’ve included beneath.

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