Getting started with shortcuts in SignalScope 12.2


With the release of version 12.2, SignalScope X and its companion apps (Basic, Advanced, and Pro 2022) now support Shortcuts on iOS/iPadOS 16+, and macOS 13+. This means that Start, Stop, and Save actions can be included in custom shortcuts created in the Shortcuts app on all 3 platforms.

The 3 actions supported in SignalScope 12.2 are:

  • Start Analysis
  • Stop Analysis
  • Save Analyzer Data

In each action, any available analysis tool can be selected for the action. The analysis tools include:

  • Basic Analysis Tools
    • Oscilloscope
    • FFT Analyzer
    • Spectrogram
    • XY Scope
  • Advanced Analysis Tools
    • Octave Analyzer
    • Level Meter
    • Max Levels
    • Dosimeter
  • Pro Analysis Tools
    • MultiTool
    • Dual FFT Analyzer
    • Sound Intensity Analyzer

In SignalScope X, without an active subscription, the Oscilloscope may be used with these actions.

In the case of the Save Analyzer Data action, a second parameter may also be chosen, which is one of the following file types:

  • CSV
  • MAT
  • TXT

In addition to being available in the Shortcuts app, shortcut are available to use with Siri and with the Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro.

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Advanced options on Mac


Any shortcut that you create in the Shortcuts app can be called from an AppleScript. Here’s an example of how to do that with a shortcut named “Save a Measurement”:

tell application "Shortcuts Events"
	run shortcut "Save a Measurement"
end tell

If you want to see what shortcuts are available on your system:

tell application "Shortcuts Events"

	get shortcuts

end tell

Command Line

Your shortcuts can also be called from the command line:

shortcuts run "Save a Measurement"

Alternatively, your command can be formatted this way (there’s no need for quotes around the name if a backslash is placed before each space in the name):

shortcuts run Save\ a\ Measurement

If your shortcut’s last action is to ask SignalScope to save data to a CSV file, you can also save the data to a file of your own choosing:

shortcuts run Save\ a\ Measurement -o ~/Desktop/NewMeasurement.csv

Check out the Shortcuts User Guide for Mac for more info on how to make the most of your shortcuts.

Shortcuts support in SignalScope requires at least iOS/iPadOS version 16 or macOS version 13.