Shortcuts Folders and other enhancements

Not even mentioned during the keynote, but shortcuts got some nice enhancements (as tweeted by Federico):

Shortcuts got some very cool updates in iOS/iPadOS 14:

- Folders
- Disable confirmation for automations
- New compact UI for lists, input dialogs, running shortcuts in share sheet
- Automatic categories for share sheet/Watch
- Copy & paste actions (!)
- New automation triggers

— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 22, 2020

More Shortcuts goodies in iOS/iPadOS 14:

- Copy and paste for actions works *across* different shortcuts (amazing for power users)
- Multiwindow support on iPad
- All my iOS 13 shortcuts worked out of the box, including advanced ones like MusicBot
- New colors looking great 👍

— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 22, 2020

Full interaction with a shortcut (enter text, choose from list) in iOS/iPadOS 14 without opening the Shortcuts app, directly from Search. This is super nice.

— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 22, 2020

This sounds promising but I’m not sure what this means.

Should mean you can:

  1. Have two copies of Shortcuts open side by side. Combined with copy and paste for Shortcuts actions this should make duplicating part of one shortcut in another shortcut a lot less painful.
  2. Shortcuts open next to two different apps.

Thanks. I have yet to find a good use case for shortcuts so this will have little affect on my workflow.


This alone sells me on the update. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Wow! I think this is everything people have been hoping for.

Fingers crossed nothing gets regressed as the beta progresses…!

Phewwww… so the part I was hoping for is real…
Will watch the state of the platforms this evening. :slight_smile:
Let’s see what else I missed

Looking forward to getting the public beta