Shortcuts

for iOS and iPadOS

Browse the brief descriptions of some of the Shortcuts I’ve created for iOS and iPadOS below. If you like the sound of any of them download the Shortcut by clicking the link on your iOS/iPadOS device. To install a Shortcut from outside of Apple’s official “Gallery” you will need to allow this in your Settings app, scroll down for instructions.

Insert Date : A simple Shortcut to get a date formatted as a string.
Use this Shortcut either from the Share Sheets menu with text input or from the widget. If using it from the Share Sheet menu the selected text will be copied into the device clipboard along with the date formatted in the way you choose. E.g. select “Work Tasks” run Shortcut choosing dd MMM yy as format and the clipboard will be set to “Work Tasks 05 Nov 19”.

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QR Coder : Ever needed to generate a QR code on your iPhone or iPad? This Shortcut gets it done. You can run this from the Widget or Share Sheet menu. If running from the Share Sheet text input / urls can be encoded to a standard QR code. If running as a widget or from the Shortcuts app you can choose to encode from the following options: ① text (inc. urls), ② WiFi network credentials (SSID and WPA password), ③ contact vCard, or ④ calendar event.

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Text Statistics : Select text anywhere you can select text on your device, run this shortcut from the share menu and find out how many characters and words you have in the selection.

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CSS Colour Convertor : Convert colour codes from rgb number values into #hex codes and from #hex codes into rgb number values.

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How to allow installation of Shortcuts from outside the “Gallery”

Only install Shortcuts from outside the official Apple gallery if you trust them.
Navigate to settings for the Shortcuts app:
Settings app > Shortcuts
Toggle “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” on