Markdown Memes shortcut

Use Apple Shortcuts to easily save and share your favorite memes as Markdown text.

This shortcut helps you to reuse memes saved as Markdown without having to re-upload the image to your account (or wherever you upload your image files), or re-write their alt text over and over again. It presents a list of memes, saved to a text file, for you to choose from and allows you to upload new memes and save them to that same text file.

Some niceties include…

  • Auto-setup upon the first run to create the necessary text file in your Shortcuts folder in iCloud Drive
  • Dynamically auto-sorting function to get your most-used memes to the top of the list
  • Auto-updates the use count of each meme every time you select it from the list.

An alert upon completion of the shortcut informs you that it did, indeed, correctly copy the meme’s Markdown to the clipboard.

The origin and methodology of this shortcut are documented in this blog post.

See It in Action

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You can run this shortcut from its URL (such as from within a note, calendar event, or to-do item):


Latest Release Notes

Version 1.1 — 2024-04-13

  • Swapped Multimedia Uploader’ shortcut for Simple MB Image Uploader’ so there would be fewer menus and interactions to get through
  • Added an opportunity to edit the Markdown’s alt text before it’s saved
  • Clarified some menu text
  • Download version 1.1
Version History

Version 1.0 — 2024-04-12

Thanks for checking out this shortcut! It’s part of the HeyDingus Shortcuts Library. If you’re sharing my shortcuts or modifying them (or see a bug or have a feature request), I’d love to hear from you — please give me a shout! And maybe consider a donation if you find this shortcut fun or useful. Thank you. ✌️