Backup Shortcuts

Backs up all Shortcuts, keeping the 10 most recent backups and archiving one per month


Run this manually or via automation to back up all of your .shortcut files in a zip archive in iCloud Drive. The 10 most recent backups will be kept, and one backup per month will be archived permanently.

Requires the free Toolbox Pro app to keep track of the most recently archived backup in a global variable (this is a free action, no in-app purchase needed).

To restore from a backup easily, you can install my separate Restore Shortcuts shortcut. They’re two separate shortcuts since the Restore function will presumably be needed less frequently, and separating them out lets the Backup Shortcut be run easily via automation.

Latest Release Notes

1.1 - Jan. 31, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

Small change to make this run more efficiently.

Version history