First of all, thank you so much for purchasing Extended for Shortcuts! Your support means so much to me as an indie designer. I can't wait to see how you'll use Extended in your setup.
Before that let's look at how to get Extended onto your device and how to use them as custom Shortcuts icons.
This tutorial contains 2 parts. Feel free to jump to any parts of the tutorial if you're already familiar with some of the steps.
Part 1: Downloading Extended
After purchasing Extended through Gumroad, you'll get a receipt for your purchase. On the receipt page, tap "View Content".
Next, tap "Download" to download the .zip file.
Safari will ask if you want to download "Extended for Shortcuts 1.0.zip". Tap "Download" to begin downloading the file.
Please wait for the download to be completed. Once the download is completed, tap the "Download Arrow" as shown in the image.
You'll see the Downloads popover and also the file that you've just downloaded. Tap on the file to open it in the Files app.
You'll be redirected to the Files app where you should see"Extended for Shortcuts 1.0.zip" in your Downloads folder. Tap the file to begin unzipping the contents of the .zip folder.
The whole unzipping process takes roughly 30 seconds to a minute. Please wait patiently while this is happening.
When your files have been unzipped, a folder named "Extended for Shortcuts 1.0" will be created in your Downloads folder. This is where all the icons and glyphs reside carefully and neatly tucked into 11 folders. Now we should be ready to start customizing our Shortcuts icons!
Part 2: Using Extended as custom icons for your Shortcuts
Adding custom icons for your Shortcuts is really quite simple! You'll need at least 2 things:
- Make sure you have the Shortcuts app installed on your phone.
- A set of icons or images that you for your Shortcuts.
and a lot of patience...
If you already have Shortcuts installed go right ahead and launch the app.
You'll be presented with the All Shortcuts screen. Tap the "+" icon to create a new Shortcut.
You'll see the "New Shortcut" screen. Here you can customize the actions for your Shortcut which will not be covered in in this tutorial.
Instead, tap the "..." icon to bring up the Details view.
In the Details view, tap "Add to Home Screen" to bring up the Preview screen.
In the Preview screen, tap the icon as shown in the image below (mine's the light blue icon but yours may be a different color) to bring up the "Edit Icon" sheet.
Here, you'll see a few options:
- Take Photo
- Choose Photo
- Choose File
Option 1 is pretty self-explanatory. Selecting this allows you to snap a photo with the Camera app and the resulting photo will be used as an icon.
Depending on where you saved your icons previously, you'll want to choose either Options 2 or 3. If your icons are saved to the Photos app, choose Option 1. If your icons are saved to the Files app, choose Option 2.
I personally save my downloaded icons to the Files app instead of the Photos app. One benefit of doing this is that you'll prevent your Photos feed from being filled up with hundreds of icons. With that said, let's go ahead and choose Option 2 (Choose File).
This will bring up the file browser. Navigate to where you had your icons saved and pick your preferred icon.
Once you've selected your preferred icon, the Preview icon should update to reflect the newly selected icon.
For the final step, tap on "Add" to add the custom icon to your home screen!
If you've performed the steps correctly you should see the icon appear on your home screen. Just repeat the steps above for each Shortcut that you wish to personalize.