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.

Comments: 10 Responses to “Building a Mac Shortcut To Easily Generate QR Codes”

    nick
    3 weeks ago

    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.

    lauren eisen
    3 weeks ago

    love this! thank you gary

    nick
    3 weeks ago

    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

    Doug Rogers
    3 weeks ago

    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. :-(

    Cyrus Dubash
    3 weeks ago

    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?

    thanks

    3 weeks ago

    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?

    Roger Bird
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Gary,
    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!!!

    3 weeks ago

    Roger: Yes, the Shortcuts app was introduced with macOS Monterey.

    Phyllis Capanna
    3 weeks ago

    Another resource to explore! How did you get the Shortcuts app icon onto your menu bar up top??

    3 weeks ago

    Phyllis: In at least one Shortcut, have the setting "Pin In Menu Bar" turned on.

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