Make Your Own AnyCut Shortcuts (Part 2 of 3)

Picking up where we last left off, Alex is back with another helpful way to get the most out of Anycut.  Today’s edition shows you how to create playlists on your Android desktop screen.

According to, the playlist URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) only supports the action PICK, which means you probably won’t be able to automatically play playlists, at least not with the built-in music player. This shortcut is useful for eliminating the couple of clicks you need to get to a playlist. Very handy for motorists:

  • Action: android.intent.action.PICK
  • Data: content://media/external/audio/playlists/

This should get you to the “Pick” screen for playlists, meaning that there’s no index necessary. It will only work if you have an SD card inserted (notice the “external”). Playlists are stored on and tied to a particular SD card. Insert another SD card, and you’ll get playlists of songs on that card.

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  1. Great posts guys, keep it up. By the way, I figured out how to use the "Make Your Own Shortcut" feature to send a Gmail email directly from the Home screen. All you do is make the Action android.intent.action.SENDTO and the Data mailto:[email protected] and then pick your icon, give it a name, and you are good to go. The nice thing about that is that if you use the Work Email app, you can choose whether to send the email via Gmail or your Work Email.

  2. wow looks like everyone copied and pasted each others thread, they all give just one example of mp3 great just for music, movies and nothing more so in case i decide to put a movie on my home screen all i do is hit the shortcut and watch it, really cool, NOOOOT

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