Hi, I need to be able to add tasks to Todoist completely hands free. I have been able to achieve this using Siri. My shortcut uses dictate text, then adds that text to my task inbox.
I would like to improve on this as Siri gets the text wrong a lot of the time. (Must be my Aussie accent!) Is there a way to get the text read back to me and let me confirm that the text is what I want? Basically the same as when I send a message from Siri.
It would also be great if I dictate text with a date and time, these get added in the appropriate section of the task in Todoist.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks sylumer, this is close to what I am after, just seems a little clunky and it still needed me to click on OK before it would add to Todoist
It was just a dictation confirmation example. You shouldn’t have to press ok for anything.
Here’s the simple modification of it to work with Todoist that I would have expected to be made.
When I run it:
- I get an initial dictation which stops when I pause.
- It reads it back and then asks if I would like to use it.
- I get another dictation where if I say anything other than “yes”, it will loop back round and I can try to dictate again in the same way.
- When I answer “yes”, the shortcut adds the text as a task to my Todoist inbox.
Nothing superfluous. No ok buttons to press. Nothing clunky that I can see
You can use the same principle to build this out and parse date/time too. They are all just bits of text so exactly the same principles apply.
Wow, thank-you so much. Clunky was probably not the word I should have used. I apologize if I offended you by saying that.
When I test ran it, it didn’t recognize me saying YES a couple of times so it kept on looping. I’m guessing I had some background noise that interfered.
It seems that this was simple for you to slot into Todoist, but as I only found out about using shortcuts a couple of days ago, it would have taken me ages to get it sorted.
I really appreciate you helping me out!
Do you have any suggestions as to where I can learn more about creating shortcuts?
That could have been initial security confirmations by the sounds of it. One time deal on each shortcut.
- Here on this forum.
- The Shortcuts user guide from Apple
Macstories has lots of Shortcuts content.
Rosemary’s book on learning Shortcuts.
David’s Field Guide for Shortcuts.
6.I might have a few things on my web site too.
After that there’s a sub reddit, various galleries and libraries. But the above should give you a good few weeks/months worth of content to start with.