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Using the Shortcuts app with FileBrowser Professional

Use the new Shortcuts app to create custom workflows within FileBrowser Professional, such as editing photos and creating PDFs

Edit Photos

Crop, edit and add filters to your photos and save them back to the cloud or your computer.

Tap the shortcut file linked below and select "Copy to Shortcuts" from the list of apps presented.

In FileBrowser Professional simply tap the context menu of an image and select "Share File...".

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Working with the Shortcuts app

Then select "Shortcuts".

Using FileBrowser Professional with Apples Shortcuts app

Your Workflows will be presented, choose "Edit Photo".

Edit photos in FileBrowser Professional with a little Shortcuts help

With the image editor you can Edit, Crop, change the Orientation or add Effects or Frames and even add Stickers. When you are finished tap "Done".

Crop or add effects to images in FileBrowser Professional with Shortcuts help

Now you can choose where you want to save your image, in the cloud on a server or any location you have set up in FileBrowser Professional.

Save your edited images back to FileBrowser Professional

Create a GIF

Select a folder on your computer or in the cloud and Create a GIF using the images within.

Creat GIFs in FileBrowser Professional with Apples Shortcuts help

Tap the Shortcut file linked below and select "Copy to Shortcuts" from the list of apps presented.

Download the Shortcut file and it will load up in the Shortcut app. Tap "Get Shortcut" at the bottom of the dialog.

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Use Apples Shortcuts with FileBrowser Professional

Enter the path where your photos are and tap "Done".

This customises the workflow for you.

Create Workflows with FileBrowser Professional and Apples Shortcuts

Tap the play button at the top to start the workflow.

You will notice Shortcuts switching to FileBrowser to load each image.

Create Workflows with Apples Shortcuts for FileBrowser Professional

Now your GIF has been created in Shortcuts and can be exported from here.

Supported Actions

These new X-Callback-URL actions will be run without any need for user interaction and once completed, FileBrowser will automatically switch back to the app that launched it. This allows for completely automated sequences.

Here are the commands:

  • list - return a JSON formatted list of files in the named folder along with sizes and modification dates.
  • url - return a url for the requested file. The url is hosted on a web server in FileBrowser and can be fetched with Shortcut's 'Get Contents of URL' action.
  • loadclipboard - load the named file onto the iOS clipboard.
  • saveclipboard - save the iOS clipboard to a named file.
  • createfolder - create the named folder.
  • createfolders - create the named folder and any missing parent folder.
  • deletefile - delete the named file.

Here's an example of a command to create a folder called "NewFolder" on a Mac desktop:


The filebrowserpro part is what tells iOS to start an action in FileBrowser Professional.

The rest of the URL format is simply the path starting with the name of the server location and the action, appended as a parameter.

Because typing the path is cumbersome, you can use FileBrowser Professional to create these paths on the clipboard by choosing 'Create a File Link' on a file's menu or 'Create a Folder Link' on the folder + menu. 'Copy FileBrowser URL' puts the correct link on the clipboard. You can then paste this into Shortcuts.