Expanding support for Siri Shortcuts
Hey Guys & Gals,
The shortcuts for Actions are pretty limited at the moment so would be nice for the devs to add better shortcut options such as being able to choose which list to add the todo to.
In the meantime I have created a basic shortcut which will allow you to enter your todo text and add it to Actions. Due to the limitations it will just add your todo to a generic list but if you need to jot a todo down quickly it does the job and you can adjust later when you have time.
Hope it helps...
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Cc Simon Burbidge
This one seems to be resolved. Not sure why it is in progress
I was able to create a shortcut for Actions and have successfully created an Action, named it, and chose which list to add it to all through Siri, hands free. Just create the shortcut through Shortcuts and don’t use the default that comes with the Actions app.
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Thanks so much for sharing this! We'll have to come up with a nice place to collect these things. I've edited the title of your post and we can use this post as a place to collect comments and ideas for now.
We are expanding the support for Shortcuts, the "mskactions://" custom URL scheme and also improving our documentation to better expose what's already possible.
In the meantime, here's a Shortcut that will allow you to pick a list from your Actions lists:
This can be used in conjunction with other URLs and Shortcuts to add directly to a specific list. Here's an example of it in use:
This second example demonstrates how you can provide a whole list of actions (including date and list title) to the "Create from clipboard" Shortcut so that it will create them all in one go.
When providing the date, if you provide a time as well, then that time will be used for the reminder/alert - whereas a time of midnight (or no time at all) will result in just the date being set.
In the next version of Actions, you'll also be able to create lists using the custom URL scheme, so this will make importing from Reminders (or any other app e.g. Trello) much easier.
Anyway, this is just the beginning and we're excited about the possibilities that these new features will allow. Thanks again for posting your shortcut and I hope that you find these examples interesting!
Simon Burbidge: Thanks Simon, these look great I’ll give them a go! Thanks for getting back.