Backup on Mac

Backup shortcuts locally on Mac, batch restore with minimum interaction


OS Compatibility
macOS Yes
iOS 15 No
iOS 14 No

Use this shortcut to backup all or some shortcuts in a folder on your Mac, or batch restore them with minimum user interaction.

  • Backups are stored locally in Documents → Backup on Mac folder.
  • On macOS 12.1, ‘All Shortcuts’ means shortcuts not in other folders, not all shortcuts.
  • Restore can be automated; no need to click ‘Add Shortcut’ (and then ‘Replace’ or ‘Keep Both’) for every shortcut. This is why the shortcut is Mac only.
  • Auto restore will bypass import questions, if any.
  • Shortcuts are restored in ‘All Shortcuts’ folder, in the same order as they were backed up.

Please make sure to turn on Shortcuts → Preferences → Advanced → Allow Running Scripts:

Allow running scripts

When you auto restore for the first time, you will get the ‘assistive access’ error:

Assistive access error

Click ‘OK’, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Privacy → Accessibility, unlock the padlock at the bottom of the window, and turn on ‘siri​actions​d’ from the list:

Privacy accessibility

Latest Release Notes

1.0.1 - Jan. 16, 2022, 11:01 a.m.

  • Faster backup process
  • Improved auto restore

Version history