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Take Control of Shortcuts for iOS with Rosemary Orchard’s New Book

There is a new Take Control book available today on Shortcuts, and it’s written by our own Rosemary Orchard!

If you’re looking to take your iOS automation game to the next level, Rosemary is definitely qualified to help you. She’s written several automation posts here at The Sweet Setup on automation, like how to start your day automatically with Keyboard Maestro, and how to automatically clean up your desktop with Hazel. She even put together a collection of 15 simple one-action Shortcuts with download links to help get you started, even if you’ve never used Shortcuts before. She lives and breathes this stuff, and co-hosts the Automators podcast with David Sparks (if you’re not already a subscriber, I highly recommend you check it out).

I haven’t gone all the way through the book yet, but my initial impression is that there is something here for everyone. If you’re new to Shortcuts, Rose does a great job of walking you through the basics and helping you understand how Shortcuts work. She shows you how to build several shortcuts step-by-step, and for more advanced users she gets into advanced topics like REST APIs and using it with complementary apps like Toolbox Pro an Pushcut.

The book itself contains 116 pages of iOS automation goodness. It’s available for $11.99 and is delivered in three digital formats: PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket. A single purchase gets you all 3 versions so you can read it on pretty much any device.