The Shortcuts app is available for iOS/iPadOS and, since macOS Monterey, also for Mac. It is preinstalled on all devices running iOS 12.0 or macOS 12 (or later).
Each shortcut consists of multiple actions. There’s a gallery where you will find a collection of pre-made shortcuts for many different purposes. In the “All Shortcuts” view, you can create and collect your own shortcuts.
If you browse the Gallery and find a shortcut that seems useful, you can adjust it to make it work for you. There are currently two Ulysses shortcuts available in the Gallery. You can find them in the “Writer's Toolbox” shortcut collection:
Let’s assume you keep a diary in Ulysses, and each day you answer a set of predetermined questions. A Ulysses group represents your diary, and each day you create a new sheet in that group. At the top of each entry, you’d like to include the current date and location.
Your new shortcut should do all of the following for you:
Now click or drag an action to add it to your shortcut. In the Shortcuts editor, you can customize the actions as needed and change their order using drag and drop. For the shortcut from our example, add the following actions in the following order:
On the right side you have several setting options. You can change the shortcut settings for all platforms - regardless of which device you are on. Also, the changes you make here will be synchronized across devices. You can change the shortcut’s setup and privacy settings or change the details. For example:
Which option you should choose depends on what your shortcut does and how you prefer to work. The “Show in Share Sheet” option is only necessary if you want to run the shortcut while working in another application
You can also ask Siri to run a shortcut. If Siri is activated, you simply have to say the name of the shortcut - in our case, “Hey Siri, Daily Notes”.