What’s New in Shortcuts - Issue 55

  • January 1, 2023
Automation Project

Thank you to Matthew Cassinelli for giving my Post to Mastodon shortcut a nod in the New Year’s Eve edition of his “What’s New in Shortcuts” newsletter.

If you’re interested in Shortcuts or macOS/iPadOS/iOS automation, this is a newsletter worth checking out.

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