That’s what I thought. Try out the MacSparky Siri Shortcuts video field guide. IT’s always intimidating when we don’t know what we’re getting into and we hear about MacSparky and Rosemary Orchard dazzle us with their Siri Shortcut prowess on the Automators podcast. But once you peek underneath the hood, it’s very easy to tip your toes into the water. I started off with one Siri Shortcut and left it at that. After a few months went by, I started finding situations where I could spend the initial investment time to automate a template.
It is a bit of a hassle to do a one-off snippet though. But for something that I will be doing on a weekly or monthly basis, using Siri shortcuts is well worth the initial investment. You don’t have to be a “programmer” to get the hang of Siri Shortcuts.
On my Mac, I have a Keyboard Maestro keyboard shortcut that opens the System Preferences app, goes to keyboard settings, and then goes to the Text Shortcuts. Then I can add a text snippet from there.
Now, I’ll be experimenting a little later this week. There might be a way for me to use Siri Shortcuts to open the Settings app on my iPhone and go to General > Keyboard > Text Replacements to allow me to add a text snippet quickly.