Actions 4+

Useful actions for Shortcuts

Sindre Sorhus

    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings
    • Free


Supercharge your shortcuts with lots of useful actions.

It provides additional actions for the Shortcuts app.

The actions are not able to run on Apple Watch or HomePod.

Restart your device if the actions don't show up in the Shortcuts app.

The app is free without ads because I love making apps. Consider leaving a nice review.

■ Actions

- Add to List
- Apply Capture Date
- Ask for Text with Timeout
- Authenticate
- Blur Images
- Boolean
- Calculate with Soulver
- Choose from List (Extended)
- Clamp Number
- Combine Lists
- Convert Coordinates to Location
- Convert Date to Unix Time
- Convert Location to Geo URI
- Convert Unix Time to Date
- Create Color Image
- Create URL
- Edit URL
- Filter List
- Flash Screen (macOS-only)
- Format Currency
- Format Date Difference
- Format Duration
- Format Number — Compact
- Format Person Name
- Generate CSV
- Generate Haptic Feedback (iOS-only)
- Generate Random Data
- Generate Random Text
- Generate UUID
- Get Audio Playback Destination (iOS-only)
- Get Average Color of Image
- Get Battery State
- Get Boolean from Input
- Get Default Printer (macOS-only)
- Get Device Details (Extended)
- Get Device Orientation
- Get Dominant Colors of Image
- Get Emojis
- Get File Icon (macOS-only)
- Get File Path
- Get High-Resolution Timestamp
- Get Index of List Item
- Get Map Image of Location
- Get Modifier Key State (macOS-only)
- Get Music Playlists (iOS-only)
- Get Printers (macOS-only)
- Get Query Item Value from URL
- Get Query Items from URL
- Get Query Items from URL as Dictionary
- Get Random Boolean
- Get Random Color
- Get Random Date and Time
- Get Random Emoticon
- Get Random Floating-Point Number
- Get Random Number from Seed
- Get Related Words
- Get Running Apps (macOS-only)
- Get SF Symbol Image
- Get Title of URL
- Get Uniform Type Identifier
- Get Unsplash Image
- Get User Details
- Global Variable
- Hex Encode
- Hide Shortcuts App
- Invert Images
- Is Audio Playing (iOS-only)
- Is Bluetooth On
- Is Cellular Data On
- Is Connected to VPN (iOS-only)
- Is Dark Mode On
- Is Day
- Is Device Orientation
- Is Host Reachable
- Is Low Power Mode On
- Is Online
- Is Screen Locked (macOS-only)
- Is Silent Mode On (iOS-only)
- Is Web Server Reachable
- Is Wi-Fi On (macOS-only)
- Merge Dictionaries
- Open URLs with App (macOS-only)
- Overwrite File
- Parse CSV
- Parse JSON5
- Play Alert Sound (macOS-only)
- Pretty Print Dictionaries
- Remove Duplicate Lines
- Remove Duplicates from List
- Remove Emojis
- Remove Empty Lines
- Remove from List
- Remove Non-Printable Characters
- Reverse Lines
- Reverse List
- Round Number to Multiple
- Sample Color from Screen (macOS-only)
- Scan Documents (iOS-only)
- Scan QR Codes in Image
- Set Creation and Modification Date of File
- Set Default Printer (macOS-only)
- Set Uniform Type Identifier
- Shuffle List
- Sort List
- Spell Out Number
- Transcribe Audio
- Transform Lists
- Transform Text
- Transform Text with JavaScript
- Trim Whitespace
- Truncate List
- Truncate Number
- Truncate Text
- Wait Milliseconds
- Write or Edit Text

■ Support

I'm open to suggestions for more actions. Submit ideas and other requests through the feedback button in the main app or to

■ Open-source

The app is open-source on GitHub (see the website).

What’s New

Version 2.10.0

New actions:
- Is Accessibility Feature On
- Create Menu Item
- Color
- Get Average Color
- Combine Videos
- Get Image Location
- Set Image Location

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Thomastheebear ,

11/10 - An Amazing App for Anyone Needing Additional Shortcut’s Actions!

Though Actions is very similar to Toolbox Pro, there are numerous Actions available that Toolbox Pro doesn’t have, so if you’re someone who has seen this and ignored it due to that fact then I’d highly suggest giving it an opportunity! One Major difference of the two, currently, seems to be that unlike Toolbox Pro, Actions has an Active Developer that is consistently updating the app with bug fixes and loads of additional actions while Toolbox Pro’s Developer has begun to focus on their other apps/projects, which is understandable though still a tad disappointing…

Personally, though, I know I’ve got high hopes for this App and it’s Developer(s)! I’ll definitely be in contact soon to suggest some of my ideas for additional actions!

Thanks a Bunch for this App and Keep Up the Fantastic Work!

CyberTech.USA ,


I am thrilled to share my utmost positive review here! The Actions app is an outstanding application clearly developed with exceptional skills and expertise.

It is with great pleasure that I express my gratitude and provide a glowing review for the remarkable software development.

From my first experience with Sindre's applications, it was evident that their talents and creativity set them apart showcasing apps with an exquisite blend of functionality, usability, and aesthetic appeal.

The level of commitment to delivering flawless user experiences shine through in every aspect of this app. It is an elegant, intuitive, and highly functional application.

Sindre is a master craftsman of digital innovation possessing exceptional skills as an application developer, coupled with the ability to create seamless user experiences.

The clearly visible technical expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence set Sindre's Apps apart in the field of software development.

I look forward to future apps by Sindre as I'm convinced they are sure to exceed expectations and deliver exceptional results.

Cliff Ts ,

Actions for Shortcuts app gets better & better!

I have used the Actions app for several years now and with at ~300 shortcuts, I have found the app to be outstanding and the developer phenomenal. The app fills in needed actions and versatility where Apple’s Shortcuts app is lacking. Sindre Sorhus has impressed me with quick responses to the few issues that I have had over the years and the issue are usually fixed in a week or less, unlike Apple’s time frames of months to 2 years. I honestly don’t know how he does it all and he offers the Actions app for FREE!

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