Posted by: Frank | September 17, 2018

Frank blogged on September 17, 2018 at 09:41PM

I’ve installed the new Shortcuts app and so far see some good and some not so good.

Good: I created a Siri Shortcut that turns on Do Not Disturb until a time I specify and the launches the Kindle app.

Not so good: I’ve created a Siri Shortcut for a share extension workflow I have that shares the current web page in Safari as a link formatted in markdown. What I want to do is open a page in Safari, evoke Siri and say “share this page” however once Siri starts Safari is not accessible so the web page and URL cannot be obtained.

Basically, I was hoping Siri Shortcuts would understand the context of what is on screen, but it cannot because once you launch Siri she has focus. As far as I can tell, you have to use the share extension to do what I am trying to do.

from Frank McPherson’s Web Notes


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