Data Jar is a data store designed to be used with Shortcuts. The data store lets you persist key-value pairs.

If you have used dictionaries and lists in Shortcuts, then you’ll find that the data format used by Data Jar is very similar.

- Extensive support for Shortcuts, enabling you to read and update data directly form Shortcuts.
- Store text, numbers, booleans, lists, dictionaries and even files.
- Files are stored in iCloud Drive.
- Synchronisation between devices using iCloud.

Data Jar is free to use but contains a tip jar where users can pay a few bucks to support the developer.

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

- Improves the stability of Shortcuts actions.
- Disables auto-capitalization and auto-correction when entering a text value.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Callidus2000 ,

Must have app with nasty bug which can result in data lost

Short summary: great app, 6/5 stars worth. But some bug can lead to a complete data lost, therefor only 4/5 stars.

Long story:
I stumbled upon Data Jar on reddit, cool solution for data storage for shortcuts. As first project I wanted to migrate an existing shortcut which currently uses a Bear Note for storage. Before migrating the main shortcut I created a shortcut for data migration, which runs into problems within Data Jar.

The data consists of a Bear note with >300 lines, esch line a json dictionary with 4 keys. The shortcut queries the note, splits the data by newlines and sets the DataJar value to the splitted list. Works fine, but DataJar shows the values for a short time and then loses it completely. It seems to be a sync problem, as the bug only manifests with some amount of data. Smaller tasks produce no problem.

Sad thing about the bug: I wrote an e-mail to support, no reaction.

mbirth ,

There’s only one thing how this could become even more awesome:

If it would also provide means to work with SQLite databases, e.g. instead of writing into JSON containers or even text files, let me issue an INSERT statement on a database file. Then let me SELECT data, CREATE VIEWs, etc. The database files itself could/should be accessible via iCloud for easy backup or external manipulation.

Theseusrf ,


Thank you a lot for sharing this app!

My only whish: Supporting WebDAV (or similar) for sharing data between different Apple accounts would be a nice addition :-)

App Privacy

The developer, Simon B. Støvring, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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