VOICE COMMAND INSTALLATION
Installation on iOS/iPadOS
While Apple’s mobile operating systems currently do not support the Open URL action used in the voice commands files provided on this website, you can still create and use customized Omni Automation voice commands for iPhones and iPads!
On iOS and iPadOS, voice commands are executed using Voice Control’s built-in “Run Shortcut” action to run a shortcut that includes the Omni Automation Script action containing the Omni Automation script code to automate the target Omni application.
To create your voice commands, we’ll use specialized Shorcuts workflows that you can “tap-to-install” from the various example pages. Simply follow these steps:
- First, install an Omni Automation shortcut from one of the provided links. (below)
- Next, in the mobile Settings app, tap Accessibility ▸ Voice Control ▸ Customize Commands ▸ Custom ▸ Create New Command… and in the forthcoming New Command interface select the installed shortcut as the value for the “Action” parameter.
- Enter one of the command phrases from the example’s documentation page (above) for the value of the “Phrase” property, and…
- Finally, set the value of the “Application” parameter to either “Any” for global access or choose the Omni app to target from the provided list of installed applications.
You can then activate Voice Control and use your voice command to trigger the shortcut to run the Omni Automation script!
Step-by-Step: Create Voice Control Command in iOS
These images show the steps for creating a new Voice Control command using the “Run Shortcut” trigger action on iOS/iPadOS. Don’t worry about how many steps there appear to be, once you’ve created a single command, you won’t need these instructions again! It’s easy — really.
NOTE: The shown voice command “Read this Note” for OmniFocus, is available here.
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