Pushcut: Shortcuts Automation 4+

Notifications and Widgets

Simon Peter Leeb

    • 4.4 • 450 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Smart Shortcuts, Widgets, and Notifications

Pushcut helps you kick off your automation when it matters. Create fine-tuned interactions for HomeKit, Shortcuts, and custom workflows through smart notifications and widgets combined with powerful automation actions.

Use HomeKit scenes, shortcuts, online integrations, and web services 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.

Design beautiful custom widgets and display dynamic information that you can provide using Shortcuts actions, online services or our own API.

"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)

+ 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
+ Design custom home-screen widgets
+ Trigger notifications and widget updates through a secure webhook or Pushcut API
+ Trigger notifications and widget updates 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 and images
+ 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

Apple Watch
+ 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)

Free version limits:
+ 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)

— Pro —
+ custom dynamic widgets
+ unlimited notification definitions
+ unlimited actions per notification
+ activate HomeKit scenes
+ 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 (limits apply)

— Automation Server Extended —
+ schedule server actions periodically
+ trigger delayed server actions
+ up to 5000 server requests per day

You can subscribe to a monthly or annual 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.

Terms of Use: https://www.pushcut.io/terms
Privacy Policy: https://www.pushcut.io/privacy

What’s New

Version 2024.5.1

In 2024.5.1:
- Fix crash when opening Account tab

In 2024.5:
Happy Pride!
- Added over 30 alternate app icons, including a series of icons themed in honour of pride month.
- Added context menu for deleting and editing devices in your account.
- Manage Subscriptions button will no longer be shown for users with Pro Lifetime and no Server Extended subscription.
- Renamed "Run Shortcut" to "Run Shortcut (via Pushcut)".

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
450 Ratings

450 Ratings

M Sean ,

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...

99brendanallen ,

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.

scottaw66 ,

Excellent notification service with many use-cases

Pushcut is my favorite of the many available notification apps/services. I use it to improve upon HomeKit’s limited notification granularity. I also use it for notifying me of events on my Linux server, like a site update deployment. There are myriad possibilities.

Also: ignore the one-star reviews from people mad about the pricing model. I think by now any intelligent person who’s paid attention to the ios app economy knows it’s hard for indie developers to make enough money to sustain a project, and personally I’d rather the developers of the apps I use and love not decide they can’t afford to keep putting time into something that’s not sustainable for them.

It’s a great app, I use its functionality multiple times per day, and I hope it continues to be viable for the developer.

App Privacy

The developer, Simon Peter Leeb, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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