Estimate reading time

Gets the length of an article from input and divides the words by 200 to get a rough reading estimate.

Matthew's Score
4/5
Total Actions
5
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Shortcut Information

Use this shortcut to check how long it might take to read a story based on the total word length and average reading time.
Category
Complexity
Interactivity
Compatibility

Actions Used

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Get Article using Safari Reader
Gets article details, including body text, author, publish date, and more, from every URL passed into the action.

Input
URLs

Result
Article

Note
Use a Get Details of Article action immediately after this action to get specific details about the article. This action only supports getting one article from each URL.
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Get Details of Articles
Extracts information from an article, including title, author, published date, body, excerpt, number of words, main image URL, URL, and name.
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Calculate
Performs a number operation on the input and returns the result.
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Round Number
Rounds the number(s) passed into the action.
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Show Result
Shows the specified text in Siri or in an alert.

Extra Details

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

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