Shortcuts for Pc

  • Category: Productivity
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-17
  • Current version: 2.0
  • File size: 129.23 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Shortcuts on your Windows PC

Download Shortcuts for Windows: Shortcuts is an Productivity App, developed by Apple. The Productivity App was officially released 2014-12-11. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Apple, with the latest current version being 2.0 which was officially released on 2018-09-17. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 7,199 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Shortcuts on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Shortcuts on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Shortcuts for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Shortcuts in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Shortcuts application icon. A window of Shortcuts will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Shortcuts icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Shortcuts

Developer Description

Siri Shortcuts deliver a quick way to get things done with your apps with just a tap or by asking Siri. The Shortcuts app enables you to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps from your favorite apps. Start from hundreds of examples in the Gallery or drag and drop to create your own.  Shortcuts includes over 300 built-in actions and works with many of your favorite apps including Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, Health as well as any app that supports Siri Shortcuts.  Use the Shortcuts app to: * Get directions home, send your ETA and start listening to the news, just by asking Siri * Add a home screen icon that calls a loved one  * Make animated GIFs * Make PDFs from Safari or any app with a share sheet * Get directions to the nearest coffee shop in one tap * Tweet the song you're listening to * Get all of the images on a web page * Send a message including the last screenshot you took * And so much more... Shortcuts can be launched from the Today widget, from Search or by asking Siri. You can even add an app icon to your home screen for your favorite Shortcuts.  Shortcuts opens up incredible possibilities to automate things you do regularly on your iPhone and iPad. 

App Reviews

  • Shortcuts improves on Workflow app

    By Bloogybloogy
    I had used the Workflow app for a while before they joined apple, and it blew my mind how completely it improved the way I interact with my phone. Now that Workflow has changed to Shortcuts the app is so much faster and seems much more deeply integrated into iOS. Editing shortcuts is much more intuitive now that the actions menu remains available at the bottom of the screen. The visual redesign is also really refreshing. It still amazes me that I can do so much with this app. My only complaints: I have Drafts 4 installed but Shortcuts doesn’t recognize it and continues to redirect me to the app store to download. This is a huge pain as many of my shortcuts are based on that version of Drafts. Additionally, the Drafts actions show the icon for Drafts 5, but the actions themselves refer to Drafts 4 (the “View in App Store” link even directs me to Drafts 4, which I already have installed). My other smaller complaint is that I wish there were more connections to system settings - I would love to be able to turn rotation lock off or on with one click, or access and update my alarms via Shortcuts but neither of these seem to be possible (yet).
  • “Almost” Perfect App

    By prestonmcmillan
    This app is amazing and I am loving what all this app can do! I enjoy watching videos of people design their own shortcuts and then make one that works for me. A couple of suggestions to make for future versions: Can we have a few instructional videos for new comers to learn to make their own shortcuts? Maybe a few varieties of beginning, intermediate and advanced. Can we have a better way of searching or seeing all of the commands that shortcuts has in its library? Last but not least, can there be a way to set a clock alarm to a specific and not “suggested” enable or disable time? I would love to set a clock alarm based on a variable. See the Set Brightness command where you can change it from a slider to a place where you can input a number or variable. My goal is to have Siri ask me what time I want to get up and have her take my speech input, store it as a variable and pass it to a new clock alarm. Thanks for the great app and I look forward to seeing its improvements.
  • Amazing & powerful

    By Kubisuro
    I've already made workflows to mass delete any number of photos from my camera roll and also get latitude & longitude from Apple Maps. I also used it with regex to scrape PDFs that were containerized in JavaScript AJAX stuff which prevented downloading Of said PDFs the normal way. Oh and I created an MPG logger so I can track performance of my vehicles using a CSV text file on Dropbox. I can't wait to develop more useful workflows. I'm so very happy this functionality all takes place CLIENT SIDE and not server side like If This Then That. I use this app to fetch evapotranspiration rate of the day before from a State website using JSON. I also have created a workflow that takes all my Markdown journal entries from Dropbox (filenamed with dates) and puts them into Calendar with an X-Callback-URL. Then I can load journal entries using Calendar and my favorite Markdown app 1Writer side-by-side. Awesome stuff. So happy Apple is still maintaining this app!
  • Amazing!

    By LoDown295
    Wow this app is great. I love every bit of it and it is going to make my day operate so much smoother. It’s easy to put together and fun as well (can’t stop making shortcuts). I say just spend some time with it and you will quickly learn the app. I also love the how preset shortcuts are available to give examples and help you learn new tools. You can edit these in any way just as if you made it from scratch. The only thing I would like to see (so far) is when I am making a shortcut to start a playlist in music, I wish I could set up a list of multiple specific playlists to choose from rather than having to make a short cut for each individual playlist. So maybe in the next update you can add this option as well. For example: I have many music playlists but I would like to add my top three to access on the fly. Five gold stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Apple wins again!
  • Needs access to more functions

    By mhoo36
    I installed shortcuts and was looking forward to a fun first shortcut/automation to run. So My first step in my project was to simply make it start a screen recording. Option is not available? Needs more features and base functions for my example screen recording features. Adding in “record my steps or clicks” also having the ability of running as a background operation. Some of which can be done inside pythonista scripts but everyday users aren’t going to want to learn python in order to make something useful from shortcuts. I understand apple has left this on the app developers themselves to further integrate apps. So be a step ahead and further the integration on the iPhone base operations so that the users have more control on automation as well. This would not only look great on the shortcuts team but also develop a creative mindset community. Mr. Jobs would have loved to see something like this develop so far, please don’t let this die and further give access to the base operations back to the users.
  • Largely Pointless

    By just some guy who likes this
    I like where they’re going with this but in its current state it has extremely limited functionality. It’s kind of strange; even really simple, obvious stuff is missing from a lot of the built in apps. For example, you can get an ETA to a destination from Maps but there’s no way to return any information about the route. So I can get it to tell me how long it’s going to take to get to work in the morning but will not get any indication of which of the numerous routes it’s referring to. Ok, no problem, I’ll get directions and parse out some route details... nope, the only map directions-related actions open the Maps app, you can’t just have it return text. I don’t want or need this because I’m not going to navigate a route I drive multiple times a week, I just want “19 mins via Highway 123”. I’ve thought up a dozen different shortcuts I’ve wanted to make but only had one not turn out to be infeasible the apps limitations. Maybe this will be great after a couple years of development. Right now, it’s a novelty.
  • Works well except one major bug

    By Bashert2012
    I’ve enjoyed making music playlists that launch with one click. I started adding music to my home screen on my IPhone X. I started have major problems with my phone, namely it kept going into black screen when I did basic tasks. I did several restores, one from iCloud backup and another from ITunes but the problem continued. I thought that I had a hardware issue so I got a new iPhone X and loaded all my apps from the App Store. The Apple store ‘genius’ concluded that I probably had a faulty iCloud backup. But I had the same problem on my new iPhone! Fortunately, I was finally able to fix the problem by deleting all the playlists that I had added to my home screen. For some reason, this action of adding playlists to the home screen from within the app caused my IPhone X to constantly freeze. I was very lucky to find this fix because all the experts couldn’t figure out what the problem was.
  • Loved it before Apple broke it.

    By timnussbaumm
    I used workflow everyday!! I build several recipes that were all based around shrinking and cropping photos and doing light color treatment. It was fast and easy. Sending lower sized images on text was faster especially if you have low connectivity. Who needs an 8mb image when a 260k image is perfectly acceptable? Now my recipes still work for resizing thankfully, but why Apple did you remove almost all the photo functions? No more editor only Markup!?! It is at best a poor PDF tool that doesn't work well for that. Please return photo editing functionality. Sometimes I don't want to Take an photo in camera, open it, edit in one of my 15 photo edit tools, save it back only then to run my "shortcut". Shortcut is supposed to save me time!! Now it is all but useless, I will still shrink some photos but now I will just go back to using an editor. Could you not add access to the Photos app and all its tools? Seems like a no brainier to build functionality into all your own apps like settings and photos? Please fix it.
  • Don't know what happened

    By Gliding shiv
    I mainly liked workflow becuase it was a quick and convenient way to make PDFs out of pictures, which is often how handwritten papers are submitted. The problem is all of a sudden it became useless for that a while ago. Now I take the pictures run the routine to select them and turn them into a PDF and it spits them back out in a random order. It didn't used to do that, but now it does for whatever reason. It's incredibly frustrating to have to go and look through 20 pages of a PDF to make sure they're all in the right order only to do it all over again when I find one or two of them are just in some random spot for no reason. I'm not giving it 1 star because that's not all the app can do or all I use it for, but its 90% of the reason I use it and it's become a huge hassle everytime.
  • Problems

    By Why a nickname??????
    So far, this app is worse than Workflow. I am not getting any syncing between my iPhone shortcuts and my iPad shortcuts. If I create a shortcut on one, it does not show up on the other and vice versa. Aren’t Siri shortcuts supposed to sync when iOS devices that are logged into the same iCloud account? Worthless system if they don’t. Also, it appears that if you delete a shortcut, it does NOT delete the corresponding voice command. For example, if you assign the voice command of “Open ABC” to a shortcut and then delete that shortcut, then create another shortcut that you would like to assign that same voice command too, you’re presented with an error message saying that that voice phrase is already in use and to pick something else (even though that other shortcut has been deleted). Ugh! Better be very careful with your selection of voice commands. The app and the whole system seems like an alpha and not even ready for the beta phase to me.