iCloud Drive - Getting Share Link?

I do a lot of misc. little one-off “here’s how to do _____” screenshots, and I need to be able to quickly share them with a customer. Most of these people don’t have iCloud, and I’ve previously been using Dropbox - but I cancelled my super-size Dropbox package recently, so I’m trying to use iCloud.

I like the Dropbox-style sharing (“anybody who has the link can view”), so currently I:

  • Create the file
  • Right-click the file
  • Pick “Add People”
  • Share Options -> Who Can Access -> “Anyone with the link”
  • Share Options -> Permission -> “View only”
  • Pick “Copy Link”

That’s a lot of steps that would be nice to be able to automate. Or even being able to set the “Share Options” defaults to what I pretty much always use would be awesome.

I have Keyboard Maestro available already, if that helps.

Any thoughts?

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Bump… looking to do the same. Will probably have to use keyboard maestro UI scripting.

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@webwalrus & @majordouble it’s just a question of whether…

macOS Catalina

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or

macOS Big Sur

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Whoa, how are you doing all that magic? What’s the window that pops up when you invoke it at the beginning with the right swipe on the trackpad?

Very cool stuff!

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No @joshautomator no magic only Keyboard Maestro in combination with BetterTouchTool :wink:

The popup window is a Keyboard Maestro macro group, also called conflict palette, which I created for all apps with individual actions.
Similar to the macOS context menu, but with more functions.

Here is my Keyboard Maestro Finder Palette:

Since I work a lot with the mouse and trackpad and can’t/won’t remember dozens of shortcuts, I call up the Keyboard Maestro palette with a BetterTouchTool gesture.
This always appears directly at the cursor.

This video is an example of how I can access various templates and presets in ScreenFlow quickly and efficiently.

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The only thing I have to remember are only a few touch gestures :wink:

One more think… :point_down:

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There goes my afternoon. I need to implement that, stat.

@RosemaryOrchard: I’ve just found your next guest for Automators podcast… you’re welcome!

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