Best apps with Siri Shortcuts integration

Tuesday, 18 Sep, 2018

You can use these new Memoji and Animoji on iMessage, and on FaceTime - which, by the way - are getting major updates. If you'd like more regular updates throughout the day though, the app recommends putting CARROT in your Watch's dock and turning on a "Show More Cards" option from the iPhone app's Siri face settings.

Overcast features a design that's both handsome and practical. That's unavoidable and to be honest, something you want to happen anyway. Most are self-explanatory, but the Interact shortcut is a fun addition from developer Brian Mueller - its simple objective is to provide an avenue for Siri and CARROT to interact with each other, with you playing the amused spectator. You can try some of the fixes we have listed down below in order to get your update going. "And keeping using them is the best thing for the planet". If you've had enough of the beta life, you can easily downgrade right now.

How does this new supercharged version of Siri work?

If you're an unrepentant early adopter, like many of us here at TidBITS, the answer is, "Obviously!" When in the main list menu, you can swipe to the left to add a checklist to a task or group.

There are two ways to activate these shortcuts.

The really exciting thing, though, is that Apple has opened up Shortcuts to third-parties.

PCalc's App Store tagline is "The Best Calculator" and that may just be true.

Why it matters: iOS updates launched alongside new hardware have a reputation of hindering performance on older devices but according to multiple reports, that's not the case this time around as iOS 12 should actually make your older iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch more responsive. It's the flawless calculator app for scientists and engineers, featuring buttons and options for advanced functions, like an optional RPN mode and multi-line display. If you perform even the most complex calculations, including hexadecimal, octal, and binary, then PCalc is the way to go.

Siri Shortcuts is a new app that's available today.

Shortcuts can be as simple or as powerful as you like. The new capabilities may not be game-changing unless you're looking forward to Walkie-Talkie conversations with a friend or family member or if you regularly forget to start the Workout app before going for a run-the auto-start capability is welcome. Please do remember that Apple has removed the App Store section from iTunes 12.8.