One of many shortcuts I take advantage of most frequently is the Apple Frames shortcut made by Federico Viticci at MacStories. Apple Frames is a shortcut that runs via Apple’s Shortcuts app. It’s designed to place screenshots inside bodily system frames of Apple merchandise, as you’ll be able to see within the lead picture of this story.
This week, Viticci has debuted Apple Frames 2.0, a brand new model of the favored shortcut that has been utterly rewritten to be sooner and lighter, and add help for the newest iPhone 13, 24-inch iMac, and extra.
With Apple Frames 2.0, Viticci has modified how the shortcut is put in as a way to make it smaller, lighter, and extra customizable. Earlier iterations of the Apple Frames shortcut have been utterly “self contained,” which implies that the shortcut itself contained “all of the graphical property essential to make it work.”
Now, Apple Frames will immediate you to permit it to obtain a doc upon set up containing all the obligatory graphics:
Right here’s how this works: the primary time you run Apple Frames 2.0, you’ll be requested to present it entry to the ‘Shortcuts’ folder in iCloud Drive. Apple Frames wants entry to this folder to save lots of a single doc known as
Frames.json. This file, which weighs round 30 MB, shall be downloaded straight from the MacStories CDN – the identical service we use for our personal photographs. You’ll even be requested to grant your permission for this. The shortcut will information you thru all the course of, so all you might want to do is click on ‘OK’ to proceed, then wait a number of seconds, and that’s it.
You solely want to do that as soon as. After the
Frames.jsonfile is put in, Apple Frames will work utterly offline and received’t want to speak with some other net service. Each time you run Apple Frames, it’ll learn the database file from
iCloud Drive/Shortcuts/Frames.json, and, as earlier than, it’ll know which system and body to make use of for the screenshot(s) you’ve picked.
Along with being rebuilt to be lighter and sooner, Apple Frames additionally now helps a number of totally different languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, and German.
Apple Frames 2.0 additionally provides help for framing screenshots in any orientation from the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Professional, iPhone 13 Professional Max, iPad mini (2021), and iPad 9. There’s additionally now help for the 24-inch iMac and M1 MacBook Air.
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