Rapid Logging with Agenda Shortcuts

Hi all!

Thought I would share that I have posted a new (updated) Shortcut that enables rapid logging and task capturing in daily logs.


This complements the Daily Log Shortcut, which establishes my day plan, and to which rapid-logged content is appended.


Hope this is helpful, would love to hear what people think!



Wow! Love the work you do Scotty. This looks awesome. Always pushing the envelope :smile:


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I’ve updated this with a separate version for OmniFocus users, and which also allows for more complex syntax - would love to hear what people think!




Would love to see your work but I must be doing something wrong. How do I get access to the shortcut you created? All I get is a link to download the Shortcuts app…

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You’d indeed first have to install the shortcuts app, after that it should open the app and present the shortcut if I’m not mistaken.

The app is installed but no luck. Is the link broken perhaps?

I’ve made some updates, so will re-post the link here:


Hopefully that does it for you!


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Thank you! This time it worked as I would have expected - the shortcut was imported. Now I just need to spend a bit of time to learn how to use Agenda to its fullest extent. Appreciate the help!


First, great shortcuts, thank you! I have set this up on my iPad but I would like to use the rapid log on my iPhone as well but when I do so it creates a new note in Agenda and put it in the trash. Do I have to tweak the shortcut on my iPhone to make it work or is it one device only?


It should work on all devices, but because it adds to notes based on title, if you have multiple notes titled the same way, like if you have run the Daily Log more than once, then that can confuse where rapid log content goes (even if one of the notes is in the trash).

Hope that helps!

By away of an update, I have created single venue for my Shortcuts that automate my day, integrating OmniFocus with Agenda:


Of note is that tasks in OmniFocus shown in Agenda are now accompanied with separate links to either view them in OmniFocus or just mark them as complete in OmniFocus.

I’ve also added Shortcuts for clipping either email (Mac only) or Safari pages in to a rapid log, which I find really useful.

Would love to hear what people think!


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Thanks again for sharing Scotty, awesome as always!

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This is really good. Just what I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing.

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@ScottyJ - when I use the Agenda Rapid Log shortcut it is writing over the prior entry rather than creating a second entry. Is anyone else having this issue?

I’m quite new to how the apple shortcuts and agenda community. I’ve checked that shortcut before, called rapid logging. But several actions showed an unknown action and an app was needed, asked me to view in App Store. Do I need to update something? And it prompts me log and open the agenda app, which the app didn’t open and nothing happened.

This is definitely an older version of the Shortcut. I’m doing a few changes around my library, will post again here once I have some updates!

Thanks for the interest!



Me too