Save for Later shortcut

This shortcut processes URLs shared to it from the share sheet or clipboard and saves them to separate apps depending on their content.

It can process a bunch of different URLs at once and send them off to a media-saver like Play or MusicBox, a task manager like Things, or a catch-all/read-later app like GoodLinks.

A bit about the origin and methodology of this shortcut is documented in this blog post.

Shorcuts editor showing some actions of my ‘Save for Later’ shortcut including putting links into MusicBox and other links into GoodLinks.
‘If’ actions are my friend.

Required Apps

Or change them out for your preferred link-saving bucket apps.

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 1.0 - 2023-12-30

Version History

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. ✌️