Apple has introduced the subsequent main model of macOS at WWDC 2021 — macOS Monterey. Amongst different options, Apple goes to launch Shortcuts on macOS. It’s going to look and work quite a bit like Shortcuts on iOS and iPadOS.
“The Mac has a protracted historical past of automation with command line, shell scripts, Apple scripts and Automator. And on iOS, we have made automation even simpler with Shortcuts,” SVP of Software program Engineering Craig Federighi stated. “And this 12 months we’re bringing Shortcuts to the Mac.”
Within the new Shortcuts app, you may see a gallery of widespread shortcuts. It’s going to be fascinating to see what precisely you may set off with shortcuts, however you may anticipate to have the ability to launch apps, create GIFs, ship a message, create an electronic mail, launch a web site, and many others.
After that, you may set off your shortcuts in the best column of the Finder, within the menubar and in Highlight. You can even set off them with Siri.
With this announcement, Apple can be setting the stage for the tip of Automator. “That is simply the beginning of a multi-year transition Automator will proceed to be supported, and you’ll import Automator workflows into starting one with shortcuts,” Federighi stated.
Should you learn between the strains, it seems like Apple doesn’t plan so as to add new options to Automator. Shortcuts is the way forward for automation on macOS, iOS and iPadOS.