Siri Shortcut for `Get Body of Draft`? (Like `Get Contents of Draft`)

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#1

I noticed there’s a Siri Shortcut for Get Contents of Draft, but I don’t see a Get Body of Draft, which would be useful for clipboarding the [[body]] of the Draft (while simultaneously omitting the Draft’s [[title]]).

Think this would be a worthwhile Siri Shortcut?


From what I gather, Siri Shortcuts with Drafts stuffs are provided by Greg—users can’t modify those to make new ones, correct?

(Let me know if I’m wrong about this :slight_smile:)


#2

While it might be nice to have a generic shortcut action to get content from a draft based on templates, like [[body]], you can also manipulate the text in Shortcuts e.g.

Dave


#3

Ehh. Yeah, I guess that’s one way to finagle it. Just seems clunkier than it should be, you know? Thanks so much for the suggestion, though :sweat_smile:


#4

Write a custom Action in Drafts to extract the body, show the text with the alert command, and share the whole thing with Siri?


#5

Thanks for the suggestion! However, your idea is more of a Drafts First sort of thing.

I want to be in an app that isn’t Drafts, and from said app, invoke a Siri Shortcut to clipboard the content of a particular Draft (sans [[title]]!) and paste it in a text field in that this aforementioned app. Make sense?

@davenicholls’s workflow is the best suggestion yet. I didn’t know there were those built-in text command things that Shortcuts has.

Again, it would be a lot cleaner if Greg could do a Get Body of Draft :wink:

(Also, if I’m somehow missing a way to modify those existing Draft Shortcuts, no need to bother Greg!)


#6

As I said, I can see the value in having a way to get shortcuts to ‘Get template text from Draft’ directly. It would be nicer, but if you need the functionality now manipulating the text in Shortcuts works