One of the worst parts of traveling for work is using Concur for expense report submission.1 The entire system is obtuse and slow. But the worst part is that receipts are not accepted as PDFs. They must be images. While this is insane to me, there’s no arguing with a monolith. So I made an iOS shortcut.
This is a dead simple shortcut. I select a PDF with the document picker. It then converts the PDF to images and stitches them together vertically. Finally, it saves the image to the photo library.
Here's a companion shortcut that works with PDFs through the iOS share sheet:
I think stuff like this is the sweet spot for Shortcuts. Every time I build something that is more than about 15 actions, I regret it or end up not using it. These tiny point-solutions are a fantastic way to get more value from iOS and fill some of the basic gaps in the system.
Concur is still terrible but at least now I can spend slightly less time using it.
Hahaha. Just kidding. The worst part is everything about traveling for work. ↩
A few weeks ago I was trying to share a link I copied from the Safari sharing sheet on iOS. Every time I tried to paste the link in a web form the clipboard seemed empty.
I made this really simple but incredibly useful shortcut to solve the problem. The ...
I'm certainly not a model of effectiveness but I do pride myself on a few things.1 One of those things is the direct answer. I try, given enough time to edit myself, to give a short and specific answer to a question. I try to be direct.
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