Building a Mac Shortcut To Easily Generate QR Codes
You can use the Shortcuts app to make QR codes that link to web pages. Once you have a Shortcut, you can easily reuse it to share a QR code, save it as an image, or even just copy to the clipboard to paste into a document you are working on.
Great video Gary, thanks.Just so happens we're making flyers for a volunteer organization so this couldn't have come at a better time !! Always amazed at how user-friendly the Mac environment is.
love this! thank you gary
Gary: just fyi when I control-click to select the Name for the Saved File, my context menu shows "Select Magic Variable", maybe a difference based on OS version? I'm running 12.4
Hey, Thanks. Everything below getting the frontmost page details works. "Get current webpage from Safari" balks and doesn't link to or pass anything below it. :-(
Thanks for this Gary I tried creating a shortcut from my contact that is saved in my phone so I can easily share it with people. But only the first name shows up after the QR code is scanned.
How do I generate a QR code for my Contact?
Cyrus: Not sure what you did to create the QR code, but I don't think you can do that in Shortcuts. QR codes usually just go to a web URL or show some text. So maybe have the QR code go to a page on your website with your contact info?
I only seem to be able to get the Shortcuts App for Iphone or Ipad. Is there an App for Mac as you seem to be using or am I thick!!!
Roger: Yes, the Shortcuts app was introduced with macOS Monterey.
Another resource to explore! How did you get the Shortcuts app icon onto your menu bar up top??
Phyllis: In at least one Shortcut, have the setting "Pin In Menu Bar" turned on.
Hi Cyrus! I know this is late, but I found this on the Apple forum, just look up "Make QR Code" in the Shortcuts Gallery, run it and select "Add Contact", then select your contact information. It will generate the QR code.
Excellent resource! One minor issue - my image shows on the desktop as a generic png file. I'd much prefer it to show as a QR code as your demo produces. Any hints on that? Tom
Tom: Do you see other icons for image files as previews, or not? Maybe you have View, Show View Options, Show Icon Preview turned off for that folder?