New feature



March 12, 2022

Performance update. Download counts are now cached for up to 10 minutes to reduce the amount of database queries to related tables.

Dec. 20, 2021

Removed trending from the home page for the time being. Will return once more efficient algorithm is complete.

Fixed cancellation emails being sent even after membership had been cancelled

June 17, 2021

Added iOS 15 as an option.

Membership ad option was broken. Now fixed!

Finally resolved why some icons were processing and others weren't. Thanks @mvan231 for investigating!

May 2, 2021

Total download count for users has been adjusted to not include unpublished shortcuts.

April 30, 2021

Only send membership cancellation email once. (Really sorry for the spam!)

Remove pinned shortcut when a membership is cancelled.

Show ads if a membership is no longer active.

April 23, 2021

The submit button on the register page has been changed from "Login" to "Register".

Only show the required apps section on a shortcut page if there are required apps.

April 11, 2021

Now indexing search when a Shortcut is created and updated rather than on a schedule.

If you were referred to RoutineHub from a site with a very long URL, sometimes you'd get a 500 error.

April 5, 2021

Now the ad and the no ad banners won't show at the same time.

April 4, 2021

Database now properly supports emojis!

Nov. 20, 2020

Fixed a bug where you could pin or report an unpublished shortcut. Thanks to @zachary7829 for finding this one.

Nov. 5, 2020

Change "Past versions" button to "Version history" on a shortcut page. Also the button only shows if there is more than one version. The shortcut changelog page is now title "Version History" for consistency.

Oct. 12, 2020

User favorite pages! There's a new button on the profile page that lets you view a user's favorite shortcuts.

Fixed font sizes for homepage on mobile.

Oct. 9, 2020

New home page for logged out users!

Oct. 8, 2020

Icons are now rendered from the glyph and color IDs in the API endpoint. Rendered using @atnbueno's shortcut-icon.css

Apps dropdown is now loaded via a separate request to speed up home page load time.

Oct. 5, 2020

Compress css for speed

Sept. 28, 2020

Fixed fonts to be faster for performance.

Icons are now saved as webp instead of png to save space and for quicker page load.

Removed the confirmation dialog boxes when you close a "New Shortcut" or "New Version" page. Was triggering on submission

Sept. 27, 2020

Add alt tags to all images for better SEO

Removed viewport user-scalable=no for better accessibility

Sept. 24, 2020

Along with the database migration earlier this week, emojis are now supported!

Removed all mentions of the shop since it is now closed.

Adjusted the shortcut amount shown on browsing pages and profiles to 18.

Better warning when you delete a shortcut

Added confirmation dialog boxes when you close a "New Shortcut" or "New Version" page.

Fixed an issue where referrers for shortcut analytics weren't getting stored properly

Sept. 23, 2020

Added the Widgets category.

iOS 14 is now the default option when creating a Version.

Fixed a nasty bug that caused HTTP 500 errors when trying to publish, update and download shortcuts.

Icon images are now being updated properly.

Fixed URLs so that they successfully complete whether there's a trailing slash or not.

Sept. 20, 2020

New trending algorithm that should be more fair.

Switch from Whoosh to Solr for the search engine. Should have much better results.

Migrated from Webfaction to DigitalOcean for server and database hosting. More stability and easier scaling.

Aug. 17, 2020

Migrated from AWS S3 to Backblaze b2.

Aug. 15, 2020

Fixed an issue where changelogs for unpublished shortcuts were visible. Only titles and short descriptions were exposed. Thanks @zachary7829 for the assist!

Aug. 13, 2020

Login button is now disabled after clicking so you don't get weird errors when clicking more than once.

Aug. 12, 2020

Added timestamps to Hearts to get a better idea of when a shortcut is "trending".

When downloading a shortcut, the source is now tracked to differentiate between a new download and an update download.

Aug. 11, 2020

New trending algorithm!

Sorting by "Recently Updated" actually sorts by recently updated now. (Thanks @Zeeshan02!)

July 30, 2020

Added iOS 14 as an option.

Oct. 22, 2019

Add the "Snippets" category.

Better looking Discord messages when a new Shortcut is made or a Shortcut is updated.

Changed the wording of the button that leads you to past versions of a shortcut.

403 error now shows when trying to download an unpublished shortcut.

Oct. 17, 2019

Added Plausible Analytics:

Updated the FAQ page.

Oct. 15, 2019

Fixed an issue where New shortcuts weren't getting shown on Twitter or in Discord

Oct. 14, 2019

You can now remove your profile picture if you so choose.

"S email" field has been changed to "Email"

No longer possible to mention users in Discord or Twitter via the Shortcut Title field.

Contact text hidden if no social contacts.

Oct. 11, 2019

Add a bio to your profile! Find it in your settings :)

Renamed "App Search" field to "Required apps" in the Shortcut form. Also added a help text to clarify things a bit.

500-error related to the Profile and Settings pages should now be resolved.

MAJOR FIX: Account email address was getting overridden by the social contact email field. Please re-add your email address if you want it associated with your account.

Oct. 9, 2019

Profile picture! Head over to your settings to add yours!

Social contacts! Head over to your settings to add them!

Made the "Changes" field on the Shortcut Versions form larger.

Increased the character limit on the "Version" field on the Shortcut Version form to 25.

Redirect old "iOS 13" category to the homepage so that the user doesn't receive a 500 error.

Sept. 20, 2019

Added the ability to select the iOS release version on each Shortcut version. Default is 12. All Shortcuts with the category of iOS 13 have been made iOS 13. The iOS 13 category has been removed.

July 1, 2019

Allowed CORS in response for /api/v1/shortcuts/id/versions/latest. Thanks @pfg!

Add a category for iOS 13 only shortcuts.

April 11, 2019

You now have the ability to hide ads if you're a member. Find it in your settings.

New Membership program that simplifies things. Check it out.

Updated the FAQ page a bit.

The shortcut stats page has been revised and now shows unique data instead of total.

Fixed an issue with the Shortcut Stats page that caused it to time out, thus preventing it from loading.

April 8, 2019

Remove "Top Shortcuts" section and replaced it with a "Trending Shortcuts" section on the home page. This is first shot at figuring out trending shortcuts on the site. This will be improved over time.

April 2, 2019

The advertising page URL was changed from "/advertising" to "/ads". Thanks to the people who reported that page being blocked by adblockers who explicitly block URLs with "advertising" in them. Silly adblockers.

April 1, 2019

Send all changes in the Changelog to Discord!

Added download count to versions in the Shortcut Changelog section. Thanks @Lucas M for the suggestion.

Emojis in the Site Changes discord bot!

March 29, 2019

Statistics are now pulled from the database on the Advertising page instead of me having to update it manually every time.

Fixed a minor unnoticeable bug that would trigger when someone was searching for apps.

Fixed a minor bug with search that would cause it to error out occasionally.

Fixed an issue where some apps weren't selectable when searching.

March 26, 2019

Adjusted the "Learn more" button on the ad bar so that it's more clear where the link goes.

Added previous advertisers to the Advertising page.

March 21, 2019

The heart button was getting blocked by adblockers. They thought it was a social button.

March 20, 2019

Added submission rules to the create/edit shortcut version form.

NSFW checkbox for shortcuts. NSFW content is only visible for users who have enabled it in their settings.

Made the Report form more clear and added the submission rules to it as well.

Added a required email field on the Report form for logged out users.

Fixed a bug where users weren't getting attributed to Reports.

March 19, 2019

Now when you create a Shortcut, it is tweeted out by the RoutineHub Twitter account. Thanks @TonyDudley for the suggestion!

New and updated shortcuts are now sent to the #shortcut-feed channel on the Discord server.

New blog posts are now sent to the RoutineHub twitter account, and are posted to the #news channel of the Discord server.

Added a "brief" or subtitle for blogs. Made the blog listing page look a little more spiffy.

Add a "Jailbreaking" category.

March 18, 2019

Fixed an issue where users were unable to delete shortcuts.

March 15, 2019

Fixed an issues where a Shortcut page wouldn't load if there was no version yet.

March 14, 2019

Made it possible to have a custom link in an advertisement.

March 11, 2019

QR codes are now shown on the desktop site for users to scan and download shortcuts. They are visible in the left sidebar of a shortcut page.

Downvote are now gone and upvotes have turned into hearts!

March 7, 2019

Updated the Advertising page's information.

Fixed an(other) issue with the advertisement form when the user is not logged in.

Feb. 27, 2019

Fixed a bug with advertisement impressions for users that aren't logged in.

Fixed an issue with the advertisement form when the user is not logged in.

Ad bar text no longer ends up under control bar on iPhone X (S, R, etc.).

Ad stays centered at medium screen size now.

Feb. 26, 2019

Ethical Ads! Now iOS apps can be advertised on RoutineHub. Find out more here.

Feb. 22, 2019

Opened reports up to logged out users.

Feb. 21, 2019

Report button is now red.

Feb. 20, 2019

Hide all content of a banned user.

Feb. 12, 2019

Fixed caching for unique download counts speeding up page load times.

Fixed download counts on user pages

Jan. 24, 2019

User page now shows accumulated unique downloads.

Jan. 12, 2019

Only show the "See Stats" button if it's your shortcut. Duh.

Prevent Shortcut Details section from overflowing off the page.

Jan. 11, 2019

Download count has now been adjusted to show unique downloads now instead of total downloads. Your download numbers might have changed slightly, but this helps keep from people cheating the system.

Dec. 8, 2018

A "Mark All As Read" button is now on the notifications page, and it does exactly what it says!

Search input is now focused when you click the Search button. (Thanks @wellslogan for pointing this out!)

Dec. 4, 2018

A fun bug that if your next payment was in January, certain pages would give you a 500 error. (Thanks @ROP for bringing this to my attention!)

Nov. 15, 2018

Scoring algorithm has been fixed and is now correctly showing the balance between upvotes and downvotes. (Thank you @medicalshortcut for bringing this to my attention!)

Description Preview now no longer resizes awkwardly. (Thanks to @medicalshortcut and @pfg for the assist)

Nov. 13, 2018

The 'del' and 's' tags are now supported in the Description field.

Pinned status was wrong on Shortcut pages for users with the Pin permission. (Thanks to @medicalshortcut and @indonato for reporting this one!)

RSS feed was showing unpublished Shortcuts.

Nov. 10, 2018

Fixed a redirect issue with Shortcuts.

Apps now don't require a category. Some Apps were failing to be created becuase they don't have a category on the Apple App Store.

Nov. 9, 2018

Set your timezone in your settings so the time looks right to you!

Footer now sits at the bottom even if there isn't much content on the page (Thanks @pfg for noticing that one!)

Images in the description field of a Shortcut are now centered (Thanks to @medicalshortcut for recommending this!)

"Recently Updated" section now doesn't show Shortcuts with only 1 version.

Only show scrollbar in dropdown's if necessary.

Tables in Description field are not scrollable adn don't spill over the page on mobile.

Fixed a bug where a membership fails to be created when a user tries to start a membership.

Nov. 8, 2018

New "Recently Updated" section on home page.

API key is now much easier to copy. It also no longer wraps and look ugly on mobile. (Thanks @medicalshortcut for pointing this out!)

Code blocks and tables are now supported in Descriptions! (Thanks @pfg for the suggestion!)

Pagination on Notifications page.

Sidebar is now not (infinity) length. It also looks much better on most displays.

Description field is now not resizable, and preview text doesn't leave the preview box anymore. (Thanks to @VanishingTacos and @Pfg for bringing this one up!)

Removed "Featured Shortcuts" section on the home page. Cool shortcuts should be determined by the community, not one dev (me).

Nov. 7, 2018

Finally destroyed the Notification 500 bug!

Nov. 6, 2018

Display message on notifications page if you don't have any notifications.

Made some more changes to fix the 500 error on the Notifications page. I believe it to be fixed now.

Nov. 5, 2018

If you hit a page that needs you to log in, you will now be redirected to the login page instead of the home page.

Mobile footer menu now looks 10% better (Thanks @medicalshortcut for pointing this out!)

Username of a commenter can now be clicked through to their profile. (Thanks @medicalshortcut for the suggestion!)

Search paginator would 404 if you clicked another page. (Thanks @ItzSpencer for reporting this one!)

The search button was being hidden for logged out users :facepalm:

Some people were getting a 500 error when trying to look at their Notifications. This error was caused by trying to retrieve information on Shortcuts that had been deleted.

404 instead of 500 error when a Changelog of a deleted shortcut is visited.

Oct. 31, 2018

Changelog details weren't displaying line breaks. (Thanks @99brendanallen for bringing this to my attention!)

Fixed some display issues with the menu.

Oct. 25, 2018

RSS feed for new shortcuts! Link can be found in the footer, or click here. (Feature request)

Description character limit has been removed. (Feature request)

API endpoint improvements for RoutinePub.

The shortcut submission form is now more reliable (Thanks @Bdeavilla for finding this weird one)

Notifications link in the notification email now works. (Thanks @medicalshortcut for finding this one!)

When sharing a profile page, the title now shows the username instead of "profile_user.username"

Oct. 24, 2018

You can now push the first version of a Shortcut from RoutinePub. (Thanks @mikebeas and @Bdeavilla for bringing this to my attention)

Oct. 23, 2018

Better download count tracking to support future (secret) features.

Fixed the Discord link! (Thanks @medicalshortcut!)

Sorting past page 1 wasn't working. (Thanks to @ctawn for bringing this to my attention!)

Oct. 22, 2018

Notifications for new feedback on your shortcuts or when someone responds to your feedback.

Follow users to be notified of their new shortcuts, when they update their shortcuts, or when they follow someone else.

RoutineHub now has a Discord server! A link has been added to the footer menu.

Oct. 16, 2018

Added better titles (shortcut names, authors, categories, etc.) (Thanks @spinheiro for the suggestion!)

Oct. 15, 2018

Better validation for when a user tries to publish a Shortcut with no versions. (Thanks Mike Beasley for finding this!)

New password reset flow.

Sorting Shortcuts by popularity, newest and oldest.

Oct. 14, 2018

Mail now being sent by a transaction email service.

Sign up/log in buttons on shortcut pages are now fixed. (Thanks Mike Beasley!)

Oct. 12, 2018

Added UpdateKit and RoutinePub support.

Basic API for RoutineHub added.

Prevent users from publishing a Shortcut without any versions.

There was a problem with submitting a Support Message. It's now fixed.

Oct. 11, 2018

Show username/password error if credentials don't match on login page.

Oct. 8, 2018


Added images to opengraph tags. Social media will now show images and some other metadata when you share a RoutineHub link!

Automatically publish the Shortcut when the first Version is added.

Oct. 5, 2018

Browse by app. In the browse sidebar, you can now click an app and see all the Shortcuts that app uses.

Feedback - You can now leave feedback in the form of a comment on a Shortcut. Shortcut authors or other users can respond to help. Or you can just leave a nice "Thank you!" message for the author!

Some minor style changes that make it look just a little better.

Oct. 4, 2018

Media is now stored on S3.

Download button on Shortcut changelogs now track downloads.

Delete buttons on Shortcut changelog pages now actually delete a shortcut version.

Oct. 3, 2018

Redesigned Shortcut cards

Email addresses are now unique to accounts. You will not be able to open up more than one account with an email address.

Oct. 2, 2018

People didn't like my font choice. I'll get over it. It probably looks better this way anyway.

Sept. 29, 2018

Better mobile experience

Better search bar.

Sept. 28, 2018

Icons! Your shortcut icons now show automagically.

Made some changes to the size of Shortcut cards to make them easier to read.

Sept. 27, 2018

Search! You can now search for any Shortcut you're looking for.

Added a "New Shortcuts" section to the home page

Sept. 26, 2018

Featured apps

Added a "New Shortcut" link to the main menu to make it quicker to get started.

Updated the home page a little bit.

Smaller and more consistent headers

Sept. 25, 2018

Changed 'Download' to 'Get Shortcut' on the Shortcut page.

Better validation for links. No evil links here. Thanks @ben for finding this one.

Only show categories that actually have Shortcuts in them.

Fixed a word on the FAQ page.

Fixed a couple issues with the activation email. Thanks @ben for finding this one too!

Sept. 24, 2018

Site launched!