Popular third-party mail client, Spark, has today updated its app to support Siri Shortcuts.
The updated app can do three things with Siri: open a folder, search your email, and compose an email.
With Siri Shortcuts, you can say things such as “Open pinned email in Spark”, “Find emails from Airbnb in Spark”, or “create a new email in Spark.” The company believes that this is only the beginning.
The introduction of Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 has laid the foundation for making proactive assistant like features available to anyone who owns a smartphone. The ease at which Apple has made it possible to configure your shortcuts, the presence of the gallery in the Shortcuts app has made it possible for more and more people to adopt and embrace these kinds of automation.
Of course, you’ll need iOS 12 in order for this to work. While Spark supports Siri Shortcuts, it doesn’t support the Shortcuts app yet. This means you won’t be able to create an automation that includes Spark, but rather only do single Spark related commands.
A ton of developers have been taking advantage of Siri Shortcuts, adding support for their apps such as Philips Hue and Overcast. So far, support for Siri Shortcuts is looking good, and we hope more developers continue to add support for the feature, as well as the Shortcuts app.