Dictate Timer

Prompts for dictation, then starts a timer for the given number of minutes.

Actions Used

Start Timer
Starts a timer in the Clock app for the specified amount of time.
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Dictate Text
Transcribes what you say aloud into text and passes the result to the next action.
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Get Numbers from Input
Returns numbers from the previous action’s output.

Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Dictate%20Timer
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Dictate%20Timer
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Dictate Timer” end tell

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