Now that Shortcuts has been updated so much under iOS/iPadOS 13, I thought it might be fun to think about the future. Could you imagine opening OmniFocus with projects in on Split View window and tags in the other? Or notes (Drafts/GoodNotes/Etc.) on one side and safari on the other to set up a research workflow?
There have been a number of wishlist posts here in this Automators forum in the past, which I’m linking here and will update to add any others that I find:
What prompted me to post is that since iOS 13, I’ve substantially expanded my use of and reliance on Shortcuts. A few weeks ago, I spent some time creating Shortcuts for some projects that usually take me forever to get done. A couple of days later, I was sitting at a Starbucks and spent 15 minutes on my iPhone doing what normally would have taken me about 2 hours of non-billable time to get done (or would have been pushed off to “another time” because it would have required me to have a bunch of resources around me and my Mac).
I was thinking of two things that I think would be a great addition to Shortcuts on iPad.
First, it would be great if Shortcuts could spawn new windows of applications that allow multiwindows.
Second, related, I’d love for Shortcuts to be able to access multitasking modes. Combine two windows of the same or different app in Split View; add a Spit View app with a current full-screen window that has the focus; open an app in Slide Over; manipulate the Slide Over/Split View windows. Extra credit, if you could programmatically access a specific window in App Spaces and access it/get information/etc.
Nota Bene: Zeroeth, I’m not listing this as on my wishlist because I think it’s been written about a lot, but I do want it: integration with Apple’s mail app. There is so much I could do with that.
What would you like to have to make Shortcuts more powerful?