How to: Add a iCloud Drive shortcut to the OS X dock

When iCloud Drive first came out I was frustrated by Apple stopping me from creating a shortcut to the path on my OS X dock. I dropped a tweet out knowing I’ve some developers amongst my Twitter followers and sure enough a solution prevailed.

All you need to do is fire up Terminal and paste this command:

ln -s  ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs ~/iCloud\ Shortcut; open ~/;

Then drag iCloud Shortcut to the right hand side of the Dock.

Kudos to James Pearson for his support achieving this. His page on this is here. He wrote this with Yosemite in mind, but it’s worked on every OS X version since for me.


Photo credit: Koizin (Flickr Creative Commons)