iCloud MailDrop Link
Generate anonymous direct links from your iCloud Drive files
Welcome to iCloud MailDrop Link
You want to share a file from iCloud Drive/Files, but you don’t want to give access to it?! This shortcut generates a direct (MailDrop) link (like Dropbox, OneDrive et cetera.), which you can share via Messages, WhatsApp, Mail and so on. I know there’s a built-in iOS feature to share files with iCloud Drive. But iOS wants you to give access to that file so people can collaborate and work together on that file. You also reveal your identity when you share files in this way. You can bypass this iOS characteristic by using iCloud MailDrop Link.
iCloud MailDrop Link uses Apple’s MailDrop technique to generate a direct download link. This is the same what happens when you attach large files to an email and iOS offers you to generate a MailDrop link if the attachment is too large. The recipient of your message will get that link as part of your email.
Good to know: iCloud MailDrop Link works directly from the Shortcuts app or via the Share Sheet feature of iOS.
1. Select a file from Files.
2. Your personal MailDrop link will be generated and copied to your clipboard.
3. Next, you can share it via Messages, WhatsApp or Mail. In addition, you can share it with other apps like Threema et cetera by tapping the Share button.
4. Another option is to shorten that link before sharing it. MailDrop links are looooong! If you don’t want to use these large links (which could break if you paste it into Messages), simply tap Shorten Link after the MailDrop link has been generated. The link gets shortened by using TinyURL.com and after it will be copied to your clipboard as well.
No third party Updater Shortcut required.
iCloud MailDrop Link has an integrated update mechanism called Embed-a-Update. Thanks to the embedded updater, iCloud MailDrop Link does not require any external updater shortcut. The shortcut checks for updates itself, so you'll always be up to date and never miss an update.
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Latest Release Notes
1.1 - March 25, 2020, 2:20 p.m.
New in version 1.1:
— iOS 13 compatibility
— Added Embed-a-Update
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