As if Apple weren't busy enough releasing the new iOS 12.1 with e-sim support and Group FaceTime, the new updated MacBook Airs with Retina display, iPad Pros with Face ID, Apple Pencils, and the long-awaited Mac minis today, it also released version 2.1 of the Shortcuts app.
This isn't just another bug-fix release, as we seen in the latest betas, Shortcuts 2.1 adds a host of new features that will allow you to create even more powerful and useful automations (and if you don't know how, you can always just grab one from our large gallery here at ShareShortcuts).
The full list of additions includes:
Use the current weather in your shortcuts with the Get Current Weather and Get Weather Forecast actions
Set alarms and timers with the Create Alarm, Toggle Alarm, and Start Timer actions
Convert between a variety of units with the Measurement and Convert Measurement actions
Get the most recent set of imported photos from the Photos app with the Get Last Import action
When you use Siri on HomePod to run a shortcut, media will now automatically play back from HomePod using AirPlay
You can now stop sharing a shortcut and remove its data from iCloud by opening the iCloud link on iOS and choosing "Stop Sharing" in the Shortcuts app
The Take Video action now supports starting video recording automatically with the "Start Immediately" option
You can now use the Call and FaceTime actions with Siri without unlocking your iPhone
Of course, the update also includes several bug-fixes and improves localization, too.