"The premiere companion utility for Shortcuts and Home on iOS" - Federico Viticci (MacStories)
"An essential tool for HomeKit power users" - Christopher Close (HomeKit Hero)
"Very powerful" - Rosemary Orchard (Take Control of Shortcuts)
Pushcut is a free to download automation utility that helps you kick off your automation when it matters. Create fine-tuned interactions for home automation, Shortcuts, and workflow management through smart notifications combined with powerful automation actions.
Use HomeKit scenes, Shortcuts, web services, and custom URLs as notification actions that pop up exactly when they matter to you. Trigger these smart notifications from Shortcuts, HomeKit, schedules, locations, iBeacons, online services (like IFTTT, Zapier, Flow, Integromat, ...), home servers, or anywhere that knows what HTTP is.
+ Set up alerts & reminders to trigger scheduled & location-based smart notifications
+ Combine time and location triggers (eg: "weekdays at 6 PM when I am at work")
+ Schedule notifications from Shortcuts
+ Schedule a shortcut from Shortcuts
+ Trigger notifications through a secure webhook or Pushcut API
+ Trigger notifications from third-party integrations and online services like Zapier, Integromat, IFTTT, etc.
+ Define notifications with custom titles and messages
+ Add action buttons to the notifications for quicker access
+ Run shortcuts directly from notification actions
+ Activate HomeKit scenes directly from notification actions
+ Add URLs to the push notifications and open them directly from the notifications
+ Run online actions (webhooks, HTTP requests) directly from notifications without opening any app or website
+ Execute online actions in the background based on location or iBeacon events
+ Customize notification sounds
+ Deliver push notifications to specific devices individually
+ Use a powerful JSON API to deliver dynamic texts, shortcut inputs, and URLs
+ Turn a dedicated iOS device into your personal Shortcuts and HomeKit server
+ Interactive notifications (requires watchOS 6)
+ Run HomeKit scenes, online actions, and HTTP requests (like IFTTT webhooks) directly from your wrist
+ Execute multiple actions from one notification (with "Keep Open" flag)
(Note: Opening Shortcuts, Safari, or other apps is not supported on Apple Watch)
Webhook & API
Each notification and server action receives a unique and secret URL for the https://api.pushcut.io/ service. Trigger them by sending a HTTP request to the URL - from virtually anything that is connected to the internet. This can be your HomeKit hub, a home automation server, your Mac, or a web-based automation service (like IFTTT). Check out the Pushcut API for full control over your notifications in advanced automation scenarios.
— Free —
+ define up to 3 notifications
+ define up to 2 background actions
+ define up to 1 action per notification
+ use with local triggers or basic webhooks (no dynamic content or online actions)
— Basic —
+ unlimited notification definitions
+ unlimited actions per notification
+ activate HomeKit scenes
— Pro —
+ unlimited background actions
+ dynamic notifications from service integrations
+ fully customizable actions using the powerful JSON API
+ execute online actions and web requests directly
+ input parameters for shortcuts and online actions
+ run and monitor an Automation Server
You can subscribe to a monthly (Pro) or annual (Basic, Pro) subscription plan. Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the time of purchase. A subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after making the purchase.
+ minor improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Fills a currently missing Shortcuts capability for me
Time and location based triggering has been one of the biggest frustrations I’ve had when using Shortcuts. Having a great automated work flow is fantastic but what I need is those things to happen without me thinking about it more than anything else.
Pushcut helps to fill that hole for me by giving me time and location based triggers (extra points for being able to combine them).
This need for me has been strong enough that I paid for the Prod subscription even knowing that there are some of these capabilities coming in the iOS 13 updates. I expect the developer will continue to offer capabilities in this app going forward that enable advanced usability even after the new Shortcuts capabilities are added. Third-party developers have always been a step ahead when it comes to iOS automation and pushing the bounds and I’m happy to be able to support such a useful tool to keep those boundaries being pushed.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your nice review!
I sure will try my best to keep you happy by adding new automation features and capabilities to Pushcut as much as iOS will allow it. I have a couple of ideas lined up for iOS 13 already...
Great for only single actions!
I know a developer should have limitations when it comes to needing money, but it does everything that I need when it comes to making basic notifications. Only suggestion that I have is that there should be in is a help section. At first, I didn’t know how to push the notification out, but I know how to now from using your site. Please be sure to include a help section for those who don’t know how to instead of either writing a bad review or doing one extra step and have to go to your site to do so. Great app though! Very convenient now so I can automatically backup shortcuts everyday :)
Developer Response ,
thanks for the feedback! I will be sure to include something in the app directly to make this bit clearer. I also plan to add direct IFTTT and Zapier integrations which should make this part even more streamlined.
Can’t even use it
If you are actually any good at shortcuts, you’d know that the automation feature isn’t so good. This app does the same thing, but you need to pay and even then you’ll have to either pay $38 for most of the features or do a subscription. If you don’t pay you only can get a notification when one of your shortcuts finishes. You can only use it if you pay!
This is a great idea, I love the app and everything about it. The only problem is that this app is the only app of its kind; this gives you the negative reviews you get because shortcut developers want to use the automation feature; but it works 20% of the time. So the shortcuts developer community is stuck between paying or getting garbage quality
Developer Response ,
I do not quite follow how you arrive at one star from "great idea, love the app, the only app of its kind". Sounds like you really like Pushcut?
"Stuck between paying or garbage quality" - If that is how you put it, paying sounds like a good option to me, doesn't it?
About the limitation you describe: You should be able to schedule as many notifications as you want, even with the free version. Maybe you stumbled over the "Identifier" field not being unique?
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- Simon Leeb
- 32.7 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Simon Leeb
- In-App Purchases
- Pro yearly $17.99
- Pro monthly $1.99
- Basic monthly $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.