Get URL to Run Shortcuts shortcut

Use Apple Shortcuts to create URL(s) to run shortcuts from anywhere that you can paste text.

This shortcut helps you pick a shortcut, or shortcuts, and create links to run them from anywhere. Copies the link(s) to the clipboard to be pasted anywhere that accepts text.

When it’s run, you’re given the option to copy the links as just plain URLs, in Markdown format, as Rich Text, or as a bookmarklet. The bookmarklet can be saved as a web browser bookmark and then when clicked, it will pass the current webpage’s URL as input to the shortcut.

If you’re already editing the shortcut in question, simply select its title and share it to this shortcut to generate its URL on the spot.

The origin and methodology of this shortcut are documented in this blog post.

The Shortcuts editor showing the first few actions of this shortcut.
All of the options.

Run This Shortcut

You can run this shortcut from its URL (such as from within a note, calendar event, or to-do item):


Latest Release Notes

Version 1.3 — Updated 2024-04-05

  • Added a new option to share a shortcut’s title to this shortcut to generate its run-shortcut URL on the spot
  • As part of that new functionality, it presents a menu of formats from which you can select to copy to the clipboard
  • Download version 1.3

Version 1.2.1 - Updated 2024-01-02

Version History

Version 1.2 - Updated 2023-12-29

  • Added option to create a bookmarklet that runs the selected shortcut with the current webpage URL as its input
  • Fixed the Rich Text option on macOS
  • Added it to the HeyDingus Shortcuts Library
  • Download version 1.2

Version 1.1 - Feb. 2, 2022, 5:14 p.m.

  • Added new selection options (alphabetical list, shortcuts from a particular folder) to make navigating your list easier and smoother if you have a lot of shortcuts
  • Download version 1.1

Version 1.0 - January 2022

Thanks for checking out this shortcut! It’s part of the HeyDingus Shortcuts Library. If you’re sharing my shortcuts or modifying them (or see a bug or have a feature request), I’d love to hear from you — please give me a shout! And maybe consider a donation if you find this shortcut fun or useful. Thank you. ✌️