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Log This shortcut


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Jan 8, 2011
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Milton-Freewater, OR
Another shortcut I’ve created lets me dictate a short message which is appended to a text file with the date and time attached. I needed this so that I could quckly record things like my mother’s oxegen level and pulse rate when I was away from a pad and pencil. I go back later and add them to the hard copy log book

The first shorcut does the recording.

The second shortcut lets you take a quick look at the file.

These work best if you pair them with a Siri Shortcut phrase. That way I can tell Siri something like “Log This” wait for the beep, then dictate my information.

The text files are stored in iCloud under the Shorcuts app. Each month a new file is generated in the format “Log This yyyymmdd”

I tried adding a location tag to the shortcut, and it worked, but there was a huge delay while the iPhone looked up the location making it unusable.

Note: I have no idea why the links got converted to whatever that is; but they still work.

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