You probably spend a lot of time on your iPhone or iPad running one task after another across a variety of apps. Think how much time you’d save if you could automate those tasks, or even combine them into a single action. You can do all that and more with Apple’s Shortcuts app.
Shortcuts act similarly to Apple’s Workflow app, which also allows you to create and run multiple tasks in a single action. In fact, the Shortcuts app was introduced in iOS 12 as the replacement for Workflow.
Offering a host of predefined actions, the Shortcuts app lets you create customized sequences or access a large gallery of existing shortcuts. After you set up a shortcut, tap it, and it will perform all the assigned tasks.
A shortcut can run on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 12 or higher. But with iOS 12.2 or higher, you can also tap into some new and improved Shortcut features, such as access to the iOS Notes app.