Quick dictate

Starts dictation and captures after a pause, copying the result to the clipboard so you can paste it.

Actions Used

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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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Stop and Output
Stops execution of the current shortcut, and outputs content. This action is useful when: • Running a shortcut from another shortcut (using the Run Shortcut action). The output will be used as the output of the Run Shortcut action. • Running a shortcut from Quick Actions in Finder on macOS. The output will be saved as a file alongside the files selected in Finder. • Running a shortcut from Services on macOS. The output will replace the selected content, if applicable. • Or, when running a shortcut from another location that supports output, like the command-line or the Shortcuts URL scheme. No more actions will be run after this action.

Extra Details

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

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