iCloud MailDrop Link
Direct Links for iCloud Drive Files
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 etc.), which you can share via Messages, WhatsApp, Mail etc.
There’s a build in function 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 can bypass this iOS characteristic by using this Shortcut.
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 a mail 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 mail.
- Select a file from Files.
- Your personal MailDrop link will be generated and copied to your clipboard.
- Next you can share it via iMessage, WhatsApp oder or Mail. In addition you can share it with other Apps like Threema etc. by tapping the Share button.
- 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.
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Latest Release Notes
1.0 - Jan. 4, 2019, 9:36 a.m.