Wiki: How to Share Automations

@martijnengler suggested to me that we create a resource of how to share Automations in these forums, so here we go! I suggest hiding the actual steps as so:

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Which will allow people to expand and collapse the sections they want/need.

Since we’ll be sharing a lot of “workflows” (in the broad sense of the word) here, thought it’d be useful to have an overview of the ways different apps allow you to do this.

You can of course always share a screenshot, but especially with bigger Workflows there’s a chance people make a mistake copying yours.

So, here goes (grouped by platform):


Keyboard Maestro

  1. Click on the macro you want to share
  2. Select “File” in the menu bar
  3. Select “Export Macros…”
  4. Save the file somewhere you can find it later. Desktop is fine :wink:
  5. Upload the file somewhere (Google Drive, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Droplr… whatever you prefer)
  6. Post the link


  1. Select the folder that has the rules you want to share
  2. Click on the gear icon
  3. Click “export rules”
  4. Save the file somewhere (save it as a .hazelrules-file)
  5. Share it online so people can download it

Note: You can only export all the rules for one folder in Hazel, not one rule at the time.

If you have multiple Hazel rules on one folder and only want to share one, add a new folder (can just be an empty temporary folder you create for this purpose) and drag the rule you want to export over to that folder. Export from there. :slight_smile:


  1. Open the script you want to share in ScriptEditor
  2. Choose File - Export…
  3. In the dialog box, choose "Script "as File format
  4. Save the file somewhere
  5. Share it online so people can download it

If you want to paste the script directly into the post, you have to convert it first to HTML format using e.g. TextEdit or BBEdit. Open the resulting .html file in Safari, choose View source, copy the body and paste it into your post.






  1. Open the Workflow you want to share
  2. Tap the share icon (top left of the right column)
  3. Select “Share with description”
  4. Name your workflow and provide a description
  5. Tap “Next”
  6. Tap “Share Workflow”
  7. Copy the URL and paste it in your post



To share shortcuts from the new Shortcuts app you can use Sharecuts (created by mr. Rambo). It’s invite-only for the moment, so you need to sign up first.

Pythonista scripts


There are many ways to share a Pythonista script. Probably the easiest way is…

  1. Open the script you want to share
  2. Tap the Gear icon (top right)
  3. Select “Gist” as the action (bottom row)
  4. If you leave “Anonymous” checked you don’t need a github login
  5. Share the link to the Gist

(Must admit I’m getting an error while trying to share as a gist at the moment. Assume it’s just an iOS 12 beta thing or something, but if not I’ll update this instructions to something else.)


For the Mac, I would also add Apple Script section.

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I had just sent a quick draft to Rose, it’s far from complete.
But the nice thing is, it’s a wiki post @jplacek. You should be able to edit it and add it :smiley:


And by extension Automator, as that is a powerful tool, with AppleScript, Shell script and a bunch of other tools! Also it’s a GUI tool that’s preinstalled on the OS

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Have people started saving workflows to the wiki? Is the wiki in this thread or somewhere else?

The wiki in this thread contains only information about how to share workflows, not the actual workflows themselves. These continue to be shared according to their category throughout the forum.


@RosemaryOrchard We should chat about uploading the .shortcuts or .wflow file to your website so others can grab it by link from that. I think I have it right but I want to nail it down & you do have more technical chops than me.

Otherwise sharing by file and using a Dropbox link is a good alternative outside of Sharecuts.

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