Creating Shortcuts That Accept Voice Input

When creating Shortcuts for the Mac or iOS you can use voice input easily when you trigger the Shortcut with Siri.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Creating Shortcuts That Accept Voice Input”

    claudio
    5 months ago

    That is really cool... Sure creates a whole array of options... thanks for this one brother!

    Gustavo
    5 months ago

    Great topic! I tried to use similar to Reminder and works. The questions is, however, how can I input 2 variables in same "dictation". In example, I want to add apples to "Grocery" List, or add pencils to "School" List: The simple statement: "add apples to Grocery" or " add pencils to School" will not work. I have to specify the List (verbally), and then input the "apples". I know Siri sometimes understand when you input 2 different things ("new alert for tomorrow during lunch'). How can I?

    5 months ago

    Gustavo: You can't, not in a Shortcut.

    Brian
    4 months ago

    Well, this is a bit annoying. I’d like to add an NFC tag near my thermostat that if scanned triggers a shortcut that prompts the user for “Heat, Cool, or Off” and accepts voice response. But if the tag triggers it, it would show a prompt on screen, not by voice. Apple really knows how to gum up things.

    4 months ago

    Brian: But why use an NFC tag for that at all? It would be an extra step. Just trigger the Shortcut with Siri in the first place.

    Dan Hays
    4 months ago

    Gary, nice tutorial. Excellent opportunities with this feature. I am puzzled however as I watch the video regarding the apparent kybd shortcut that you used to modify the first "ask" step to get "ask for text prompt". Can you elaborate?
    Looking forward to exploiting the capability! Thanks!

    4 months ago

    Dan: Not sure what you mean. Do you mean right at 1:29? All I do is click where it says "Prompt" and type "What Would You Like To Add?" to replace it. I don't make you wait while I type each letter individually, but that's all I am doing, typing.

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