November 19, 2014
If I’m preparing a bunch of links for a blog post or something, it’d speed things up if I could hit a button and have the computer do everything for me. Here’s an AppleScript to do just that.
tell application "Safari" set theURL to URL of current tab of window 1 set theTitle to name of current tab of window 1 set the clipboard to "[" & theTitle & "](" & theURL & ")" end tell
That’ll copy the URL and title of the current tab in Safari as a nicely formatted Markdown link. I tied that into a Keyboard Maestro shortcut, so that I can quickly make the link with ⌘⌥⌃C, then paste it into whichever document I’m working in.
This’ll probably work with Chrome too, but I don’t know how much it supports AppleScript.
Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.