Tue. May 28th, 2024

The MacRumors Show: Kicking Back with Apple Shortcuts and iOS 18, feat. Matthew Cassinelli

Emily Hudson By Emily Hudson May15,2024 #apple

Matthew Cassinelli, one of the minds behind Workflow, joins us on this week’s episode of The MacRumors Show to talk Apple Shortcuts and potential improvements and AI features coming to the app in iOS 18.
Workflow was a unique iOS app that allowed users to create macros for executing specific sequential tasks on their device. In 2017, Apple acquired Workflow and, the following year, it was rebranded as “Shortcuts.” Shortcuts have since become a key part of Apple’s ecosystem and can be used for a huge range of powerful, automated actions. Matthew was present at Workflow throughout its transition to Apple and now offers his own library of complex Shortcuts, which you can access over on his website.
Last year, a report from The Information claimed that ‌iOS 18‌ will introduce some major AI features to Siri and the Shortcuts app. Apple apparently wants ‌‌Siri‌‌ to be able to help users automate complex, multi-step tasks with voice-based commands and have much deeper integration with Shortcuts, such as by potentially helping users build them.
We break down Apple Shortcuts for beginners and look at some of the many use-cases for the app, as well as consider where it could go next with AI. The MacRumors Show is now on its own YouTube channel, so make sure you’re subscribed to keep up with new episodes and clips going forward:

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2 thoughts on “The MacRumors Show: Kicking Back with Apple Shortcuts and iOS 18, feat. Matthew Cassinelli”
  1. I believe the integration of AI features into Siri and the Shortcuts app in iOS 18 will revolutionize the way we interact with our devices. It’s exciting to see how voice-based commands can automate complex tasks and streamline our daily routines. Looking forward to exploring the endless possibilities with Apple Shortcuts!

  2. I believe that integrating advanced AI features into Apple Shortcuts and Siri will revolutionize the way users automate tasks on their devices. It’s exciting to see the potential for voice-based commands to execute complex actions seamlessly. Looking forward to exploring the new possibilities iOS 18 will bring!

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