Apple Frames 3.0 Makes It Easier To Put Screenshots Onto Devices

If you’re someone who has ever needed to take a screenshot and then put it into a device’s frame for promotional work or a blog post, you’ll know how annoying it can be.

But Federico Viticci’s Apple Frames shortcut takes the hard work out of it all — and a new version 3.0 adds support for all of Apple’s latest devices.

Those new devices include the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max with Dynamic Island, Apple Watch Ultra, and the M2 MacBook Air.

But this is more than just a collection of new frames. Viticci says there is more work that has gone on under the hood, too.

Apple Frames 3.0 is a major update that involved a complete re-architecture of the shortcut to improve its performance and reliability on all Apple platforms. For Apple Frames 3.0, I entirely rebuilt its underlying file structure to move away from base64 and embrace Files/Finder to store assets. As a result, Apple Frames 3.0 is faster, easier to debug, and – hopefully – easier to maintain going forward.

The newly updated Frames 3.0 shortcut is available for download for free via the MacStories announcement post and it’s a great addition to anyone’s workflow.

If you’ve ever tried to manually line up a screenshot and failed, this shortcut is for you. The fact that it won’t cost you a penny really is the icing on the cake.

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