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When Shortcuts came to iOS, it was a huge deal. Finally, Apple gave us ways to customize and streamline our workflows and make our lives easier. Now, Mac is joining in on the fun. In macOS Monterey, you can create shortcuts right on your Mac, so you don't have to create shortcuts on just your iPhone.

Any shortcuts you create in Mac will appear on your iPhone as well, and vice-versa, making it easy to edit and create shortcuts on typically the biggest Apple screen you have. With shortcuts, your best Mac got even better. Here's how to create a shortcut on macOS Monterey.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas. While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That's why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release.

How to create a Shortcut on macOS Monterey

As you may have suspected, everything Shortcuts starts in the Shortcuts app.

  1. Launch Shortcuts.
  2. Tap new shortcut. It's the + at the top of the app window.
  3. Drag shortcut options from the sidebar on the right-hand side to build your shortcut.
  4. Click on Shortcut name.
  5. Type the name you want.
  6. Click the close button on the window. It's the red x in the top left corner.

You've now created a Shortcut doing all the things you programmed it to do.

How to edit a shortcut on macOS Monterey

Of course, you'll need to tinker with your shortcut from time to time, and you can easily do that in the app.

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  1. Launch Shortcuts.
  2. Double-click on the shortcut you want to edit.

From here, you'll be able to edit the Shortcut to your liking.

How to delete a shortcut on macOS Monterey

You can delete a Shortcut any time you want; just remember once you do, it's gone.

  1. Launch Shortcuts.
  2. Right-click/Control-click on the shortcut you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.

Explore Shortcuts even more!

Shortcuts open up a huge new world of possibilities on all your devices, and we're glad to see macOS Monterey has jumped in on the fun.

If you're new to Shortcuts and want to explore more of what they can offer, check out our guide for getting started with shortcuts.

Do you plan on creating shortcuts on your Mac?

Running the macOS Monterey beta? Have you created any cool shortcuts? Let us know in the comments down below.

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