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 and can be accessed from the Files app.
- Take backups of your data from the in-app settings.
- Support for multiple windows and drag and drop on the iPad.
- 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.
This update ensures that Data Jar is compatible with the latest version of iOS and iPadOS.
- New: Shows contextual menu when tapping the plus button.
- New: Shows support e-mail in settings.
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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.
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.
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.
Data Jar rocks !
Together with Scriptable Data Jar brings Shortcut to another level.
Thank you, Simon.
... and thanks a lot for your prompt support by email 🙏
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- Simon Stovring
- 9.3 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- © 2020 Simon B. Støvring
- In-App Purchases
- Small Tip 1,09 €
- Large Tip 5,49 €
- Medium Tip 3,49 €
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.