Apple’s new Shortcuts app for iOS 12 is now available on the App Store for anyone to install. Shortcuts was first shown off at WWDC in June, but the Workflow replacement has only been available for testing for developers on an invite-basis using TestFlight before today.
Shortcuts brings first-class automation features to the iPhone and iPad with support for actions across the operating system and supported apps. Shortcuts replaces Workflow, the app Apple acquired early last year, and offers a familiar experience with key enhancements like access to HomeKit, more system settings, and deeper integration with iOS apps.
Automations built in the Shortcuts app can also be used to enhance Siri — just add an automation to Siri with a custom phrase that you record and your Shortcuts automation can fire off from iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or HomePod.
Workflow users will find that the transition to Shortcuts is seamless (Workflow actually updates to become Shortcuts). Existing “workflows” become “shortcuts” in Apple’s new app, and automations can sync between iPhone and iPad over iCloud. Shortcuts can also be easily shared over iCloud between users.
The new Shortcuts app allows you to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps to run with a tap or by asking Siri.
Learn more and see the full list of changes at https://support.apple.com/HT209087.
Download Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad for free from the App Store (or update if you already have Workflow installed).
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