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How to forward sms messages to your todo list

Published at  at 02:35 AM


The steps are as follows:

Creating a “Shortcut”

You can modify it based on the shortcut command I shared:


You can also add it manually by following the steps below:

Add Action

  1. Open the “Shortcuts” app and tap the ”+” in the upper right corner.
  2. Click “Add Action”.
  3. Find “Match Text” in the pop-up window (under the “Documents” category, in yellow)
  4. Rename this shortcut to “Add task to xxx list”

Add a Parameter

  1. Click on the exclamation point at the bottom
  2. Enable “Show in Share Sheet”
  3. Click “Done”

Modify the parameter type

  1. An additional card will appear, click on “Images and 18 more”.
  2. Click on “Clear” in the upper left corner (to quickly diable all options)
  3. Find “Text” in the options below and turn it on.
  4. Click “DOne”.

Set Boundary Conditions

”If there’s no input”:

“Stop and Respond”: “No content”

Set up the content matching rule

Change Match [0-9a-zA-Z] in "text" to Match "快递|包裹|驿站|取件码" in "Shortcut Input".

Where “Shortcut Input” is a magic variable, the following text is a regular expression pattern, ”|” means “or”. I tried “\d-\d-\d{4}” and it didn’t work. I don’t know why.

Determine the match result

If "Matchs" "has any value"Add "Shortcut Input" to the "XX List"

Create new “Automation”

Automation: Run Immediately

When I get a message containing "【"

Do Add task to xxx List(the shortcut you just created)



Install SmsForwarder

The installation process will not be repeated.

Add a “Sender”

  1. Open the SmsForwarder App.
  2. Switch to “Sender” in the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Click on the ”+” in the upper right corner.
  4. Choose the type of the “Sender” you want. Taking TickTick as an example, select Webhook (URL Scheme should also work, but I haven’t tried it on an Android device because I don’t have TickTick installed).
  5. Fill in the information as below:


The resources involved in Fig:

  1. TickTick create-task API and the Parameter Templates:
      "title": "[org_content]",
      "content": "[content]",
      "projectId": "xxx",
      "startDate": "[receive_time:yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZ]"
  2. Steps to get a TickTick Access Token and Simple codes
const Koa = require("koa");

const Router = require("@koa/router");

const { PORT = 4001 } = process.env;
const client_id = "xxx";
const client_secret = "xxx";
const scope = "tasks:write";
const redirect_uri = `http://localhost:${PORT}/redirect`;

const app = new Koa();
const router = new Router();

router.get("/", async (ctx, next) => {
  await next();

  ctx.body = `<a href="${client_id}&state=state&redirect_uri=${encodeURIComponent(
  )}&response_type=code">Click to Login</a>`;
  ctx.response.status = 200;

router.get("/redirect", async (ctx, next) => {
  await next();
  let code = ctx.query.code;
  let buff = Buffer.from(`${client_id}:${client_secret}`);
  let base64data = buff.toString("base64");
  const response = await fetch("", {
    method: "POST",
    headers: {
      Authorization: `Basic ${base64data}`,
      "Content-Type": `application/x-www-form-urlencoded`,
    body: Object.entries({
      grant_type: "authorization_code",
      .map(([key, value]) => {
        return encodeURIComponent(key) + "=" + encodeURIComponent(value);
  const data = await response.text();
  ctx.body = data;
  ctx.response.status = response.status;

console.log(`listened http://localhost:${PORT}`);

Add a forwarding rule

  1. Open the App
  2. Switch to “Rules” in the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Switch to “Sms” in the top navigation bar.
  4. Click on the ”+” in the upper right corner.
  5. Fill in the information as below:


Please check the official documentation for other configuration items.

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