Data Jar 4+

Data Store for Shortcuts

Simon B. Støvring

    • 4.9 • 188 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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

4.9 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 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!

J.Lev ,

An absolute must-have for any Shortcuts aficionado

In a bleak world before Data Jar, I had to rely on saving .json files to iCloud for data persistence. Data Jar has fundamentally changed my data storage strategy and has unlocked a whole new series of experiences in Shortcuts. The app is super easy to use and has a beautiful UI. Simon has done a really incredible job with this app and the macOS version of it is perfect. The fact that it's free is wild considering how powerful it can make your shortcuts.

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! :)

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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