You’re either here because you want to capture data into Coda from your iOS device using Siri Shortcuts or you’re tired of forgetting those great ideas you have in the shower. Either way I’ve got you covered!
Getting Set Up
Enable Developer Mode in Coda
First thing you’ll have to to is to enable Developer Mode in your
this doc you can leave the API Key unchanged below.
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Configure Document ID
You can get the the doc ID from your Coda doc by copying and pasting all the characters after the _d in the URL of your Coda doc (should be about 10 characters) up to but not including the /. You can also use the Doc ID Extractor tool in the
In case it’s not clear you can use this doc to configure the shortcut settings for any doc, not just this one. Here is a summary table of all the fields needed to make this shortcut work:
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You can come back to this doc any time you need to set up another version of this Shortcut to capture information into Coda. You can even create a version of this that is a log book to keep track of every time you give your doggo a treat 🐕
Copy the below info somewhere so it is available on iPhone/iPad or open this doc in the
It’s also worth noting that the Siri Shortcut can be triggered from your home screen or from the share sheet. So it’s also great for sending articles and links to websites to Coda from your phone’s browser.
It sometimes takes a while for data to show in Coda so that's why a timestamp is sent in the payload from Siri Shortcuts as there might be a delay between when you posted your amazing
A nice improvement would be to also send through a category picked from a list. Some people have so many great ideas they need to categorise them! I kept it simple in this example to provide a solid base for people to tinker with and build on. If you have a more advanced workflow and would like some advice you're welcome to contact me on