Scriptable 17+

Automation using JavaScript

Simon B. Støvring

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Scriptable is an automation tool that enables you to write scripts that integrates with native features of iOS such as files, calendars, reminders, documents and much more.

An extensive support for widgets enables you to write your own widgets using JavaScript and run the scripts on your Home Screen. Your widgets can show any data and be customised to look just the way you want.

With Siri Shortcuts you can present images, tables and more in Siri as well as making Siri read out loud a text when you run a script from a Siri Shortcut.

There's a growing gallery of scripts to get you started with Scriptable.

Here’s a few examples of scripts you can create:

- Ask Siri whether a web service is down.
- Create a widget that shows data from your weather station.
- Postpone the next event in your calendar half an hour.
- Check what is currently on TV.
- Manage a list of movies you would like to watch.
- Upload files to an image optimizer and store a URL to the optimized image.
- Receive a notification with the weather report every morning.
- Create todos with prefilled data in your favorite todo app using URL schemes.

Features include:

- Write and run JavaScript.
- Auto complete of variable names, functions, keywords and properties as you type.
- Access lots of native iOS features from your JavaScript code, including managing files, calendars, reminders, contacts, photos, location, pasteboard, web views and more.
- Create your own widgets. Your scripts run on the Home Screen without needing to open the app.
- Siri Shortcuts enabling you to present images, tables, websites, HTML and more in Siri as well as making Siri read out loud a text.
- Support for input and output parameters in Siri Shortcuts.
- Easily schedule rich notifications to run your scripts periodically.
- Work with files and directories from third party apps using File Bookmarks.
- Synchronise scripts to all of your devices using iCloud Drive.
- Scripts are stored as plain JavaScript files and can be browsed using the Files app.
- Assign one of over 800 glyphs and a color to a script to easily identify it in your directory of scripts.
- Run scripts directly on your Home screen using widgets.
- Run a script by 3D touching the app icon.
- Run a script from a share sheet and process the inputs.
- Schedule notifications and run a script directly from a notification.
- URL schemes enabling you to run scripts from other apps.
- Support for x-callback-url enabling advanced integration with other apps that support x-callback-url.
- Export and share scripts.
- Example scripts helping you get started creating your own scripts.
- Extensive documentation for all the native APIs you can use in your scripts. Available offline in the app and online on
- View the documentation in a separate window on iPad.
- Support for dark mode.
- Customise the editor to your liking.

What’s New

Version 1.6.12

This update fixes an issue where scripts would sometimes not run when launched from the Home screen. If you're still seeing issues with this, please remove the script from your Home screen and add it again.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Thouky ,

Fantastic app

This is one of my most heavily used apps. It makes the iPad and iPhone far more useful - enabling their use for tasks that would previously have required a separate computer.

It is difficult to overstate how useful it is to be able to develop and run arbitrary JavaScript on the device itself. The uses for this are wide-ranging, including implementing custom Siri commands far beyond the capabilities of the Shortcuts app, and easily creating arbitrary new Widgets on the home screen. Full access is provided to most of the more useful iOS features including the calendar, contacts, file manager, keychain, mail, messages, notifications, clipboard, photos, Safari, speech, and many others.

There are only two slightly annoying limitations.

The first is that there are relatively few library modules provided as standard, and it is tricky to add others (it is not possible to just “npm install” additional modules).

The second is that the built-in editor is extremely limited, e.g. without even basic find-and-replace capability. so for any non-trivial editing it is necessary to use another app. The developer is working on a new editor, so hopefully this latter complaint will be addressed soon.

There is also great support, both from the developer and the community.

Hendrickse ,

A real godsend to the unorganised

Due to dyspraxia, I am normally terrible with self organisation and also have can have problems with a lot of the "helpful" apps out there that let you create deal with data in a graphical way or let you make shortcuts by moving actions around.

This is why this app is a godsend to me. With integrations with both the calendar and contacts, I can write scripts with a Bluetooth keyboard that allow me to automate key parts of my life (you can then automatically run them with another app), and alert me with notifications about things that I need to take action on that I might otherwise miss or forget.

This is seriously the most valuable piece of software now on my phone.

StefanVanBiljon_ ,

This is amazing

So easy to use, and enables me to do things I could not do in Siri shortcuts. There's a reason this tool is so high on developer tools. 10/10 must have.

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