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.

What’s New

Version 1.0.17

This update fixes an issue that was introduced in the previous update. Numeric components in a key path would sometimes be offset by one when the numeric value referred to a key in a dictionary.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

KidDRJ ,

Amazing app...versatile enough for beginners, but essential for iOS shortcuts power users!

Thanks for such an amazing app, I have been on since early in the beta, and the ability to get files and data in and out, essentially having global variables in iOS shortcuts which means that not all of my data has to go back and forth with the online database API that I use but can be stored locally and improves performance tremendously. Also, the JSON language formatting, being able to store audio, files, text, photos is great. And finally, the multi-select and select all options that debuted with the launch helped me clean up all my testing data really quickly. Amazing app, thank you so much!

SeriouslyDave ,

🍯 So simple and so useful 🥳

For years, I’ve been sticking Shortcuts data in all sorts of places - Files, Reminders, etc. And, yeah, they worked, but not always well and they tended to make my Shortcuts more complicated than they needed to be. First thing I did with DataJar was write some new Shortcuts I’d been thinking about. It was so much easier. And, I really like being able to tweak my saved data easily in the DaraJar app. I’ve now written an old Shortcut to take advantage of DataJar. I’m happy. Tipped! :)

shaolin108 ,

Amazingly Useful

At first, I didn’t see the benefit and usefulness of Data Jar. However, once I started doing more with Shortcuts I quickly discovered it’s amazing potential. I use it to store Data for quick access, almost like a database. I also use it to start flags and timestamps so I can check the status of various things in my Shortcuts or when something last happened. It’s awesome for power users of Shortcuts.

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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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