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By   WirelessPhreak      Monday, December 10, 2018      Labels: , , ,  

I will start by saying yes I downloaded the app after the keynote but didn't open it till recently. Listening to Macbreak Weekly I had listened to Andy Ihnatko @ihnatko rave about how powerful the shortcuts app was. But what pushed me over the edge was a friend who had sent me a message telling me about an in-depth bad ass shortcut he wrote that runs shell commands over SSH to his NAS server, that was enough to inspire me.

I started thinking about things I do everyday and the one thing that bubbled to the surface was carpooling with my wife.  Everyday I text her and let her know I am on my way to pick her up, but now I only need to lift my watch and say, ”Hey Siri tell my wife I am on my way." That simple Siri command triggers a cascade of events that notifies my wife where I am leaving from, when I will arrive, and the weather on the way home. Then after a pause for the duration of the drive it will send a second text letting her know I am down stairs.

In addition to my first shortcut I am going to add interesting shortcuts I write or come across on the web to this post, so keep your eyes open. Oh ya you will need to open them on your IOS devices, hopefully they will add the shortcut app to the mac someday.

Carpool ETA shortcut: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/23d0048b12804690b364761fe377739f

Boarding Airplane 2: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/90df7fff30b4488d897fa4242fdffaeb
      Cool shortcut that walks you through three easy steps to send your flight information.


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