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Take Control of iOS 12 by Josh Centers

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Take a Shortcut

Apple’s Shortcuts app will let you automate common actions in iOS, such as sending messages to friends, calculating tips, and sharing photos. Shortcuts lets you extend iOS’s functionality in numerous ways, and integrates with apps from Apple and participating third parties. Since it’s based on the Workflow app, which Apple purchased in 2017, it integrates with several apps from day one, such as Instagram, OmniFocus, Twitter, and Ulysses.

Creating your own shortcuts can be a complex process and I don’t have enough room to cover it in this book. But anyone can find, install, and take advantage of pre-made shortcuts.

Install Shortcuts

Shortcuts is split into two screens: Library, which contains your installed shortcuts, and Gallery, ...

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