Open URLs

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Opens URLs passed into the action in Safari (or the corresponding app if it’s a deep link).

Score
Type
InterActivity
Expertise
5/5
Type
InterActivity
Expertise

Action Information

Parameters

Open [URL]

Input

Places, Articles, Reminders, Trello card, URLs, Contacts, Dropbox files, Text, App Store app, Trello board, Giphy items, Maps links, Podcast episode, iTunes products, Safari web page, Email addresses, Podcast, Dates, Rich text, iTunes artist, Calendar events, Phone numbers

Result

(Places, Articles, Reminders, Trello card, URLs, Contacts, Dropbox files, Text, App Store app, Trello board, Giphy items, Maps links, Podcast episode, iTunes products, Safari web page, Email addresses, Podcast, Dates, Rich text, iTunes artist, Calendar events, Phone numbers) The input

Shortcuts Using This

Open personal YouTube playlists
Presents a menu of YouTube playlists sorted into your “Personal” group, letting you choose one and open it in the app.
Show YouTube library
Opens the link to the Library tab of YouTube, which shows your History, Watch Later, Playlists, and Liked Videos.
Copy YouTube playlist link
For links shared from videos playing inside a playlist, this will scrape out the ID and reformat it into the main playlist link.
Open work YouTube playlists
If you don’t want the Grab YouTube playlist ID shortcut installed, delete the Run Shortcut action above and the URL action below.

However, the shortcut won’t work with links from videos inside playlists anymore.

Works Well With

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Get Details of App Store App
Extracts information about an App Store app, including artist, price, currency code, formatted price, release date, category, description, the overall rating, the total number of ratings, the current rating, the number of ratings for this version, the version, the date it was last updated, the latest release notes, the content rating, the minimum OS version, whether it’s a universal app, the supported devices, supported languages, screenshot URLs, iPad screenshot URLs, download size, store ID, store URL, artwork, artwork URL, name, & more.
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Shazam It
Uses the microphone to listen to and identify nearby media.

Media identification provided by Shazam: https://www.shazam.com
Wait to Return
Pauses execution until you leave the Shortcuts app and return to it.

This action might be useful after an action that switches apps, to pause execution until you return to the Shortcuts app.
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Scan QR/Bar Code
Scans a QR code or bar code using the camera, and returns the text/URL that is found.

Details

Type
Interactivity
Expertise Needed
Matthew's Score
5/5
Category
Date Added to Shortcuts
11/12/2014
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.openurl


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