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 1.0.13

- Bugfix: When deleting a list or a dictionary that contains files, the files would not be deleted from iCloud Drive.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 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! :)

Eriksweeklyphoto ,

Fantastic complement to Shortcuts

Data Jar makes logging information using Shortcuts SO much easier! Before this app I had to append information to a Note or text file, which never really worked well. Now I can set up Shortcuts to keep lists and tallies with ease. My only complaint is that right now the Tip Jar in-app purchases aren’t working, so I can’t show the developer my appreciation!


Simon Stovring
10.9 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Large Tip $4.99
  2. Medium Tip $2.99
  3. Small Tip $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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