iPadOS 14 has a couple of new features meant for Pro-users. One I particularly like is Spotlight. It can run Shortcuts directly in the search-field without opening up any app but instead lets you use the whole shortcut in an overlay.

It allows me to create some sort of "Spotlight extensions" that resemble what I do daily on my Mac with Alfred.

So, for example, I open Spotlight with CMD + Space, type !things and can quickly create tasks with the corresponding due-date and category.