The Vision Pro headset has finally been released for sale in the United States, bringing Apple's vision of spatial computing to life. To fully utilize the headset's capabilities, a plethora of apps are needed, and Apple has announced that the visionOS App Store will have over 600 Vision Pro apps at launch. One of these apps, Shortcut Buttons, is a must-have for heavy Shortcuts users.
Shortcut Buttons, developed by Finn Voorhees, allows Vision Pro users to place shortcut buttons anywhere in their world, streamlining the execution of various shortcuts. These shortcuts can perform a variety of tasks such as starting a timer, adding a reminder, or interacting with a calendar. The ability to lock the shortcuts into place allows users to strategically place them for convenient access, such as near a TV for a specific HomeKit scene.
For new Vision Pro owners, Shortcut Buttons is available for $7.99 without any in-app purchases or subscriptions.
According to Voorhees, Shortcut Buttons is ideal for placing relevant automations nearby when working on notes, calendars, tasks, and other productivity apps. The app allows Vision Pro owners to run shortcuts with just a tap, avoiding the need to switch over to the shortcuts app running in iPad compatibility mode.
With numerous customization options, including the selection of different icons to represent the buttons' functions, Shortcut Buttons offers a history feature that displays the most recent shortcuts used in chronological order. This feature is beneficial for users who struggle to remember which shortcuts were recently used.
As Vision Pro continues to gain traction, it becomes apparent that apps optimized for 3D space and locked interfaces enhance the user experience. Shortcut Buttons is a prime example of an app that leverages these features to provide interactive buttons in any desired location.
Vision Pro owners in search of innovative apps designed specifically for visionOS should consider downloading Shortcut Buttons, which promises to offer a unique spatial computing experience.
The Vision Pro is currently only available in the United States, with a starting price of $3,499 for the 256GB model. Higher storage options are available for those in need of more space. For those interested in downloading Shortcut Buttons, the app is available on the App Store.