May 11, 2016

Bookmarklets for text manipulation โ€” LaunchBar edition

A few years ago, I posted a few bookmarklets for copying the Title and Url of websites in different formats.

I still use them frequently, but in many cases I drop the resulting text to LaunchBar via its Instant Send functionality. By combining the old bookmarklets with the x-launchbar URL Scheme these new bookmarklets save me 1 step โ€” and make me feel kinda cool.

Classic bookmarklet installation applies, just drag the โ†—LBxx links below to your bookmark bar1:

  1. Send Markdown link to LaunchBar: โ†—LB๐™ข๐™™
[Make time for time - by Roberto Mateu](
  1. Send Markdown Reference link to LaunchBar: โ†—LB[๐™ข๐™™]
[5typ]: "Make time for time - by Roberto Mateu"
  1. Send Title and URL to LaunchBar: โ†—LB๐˜ต๐˜น
Make time for time - by Roberto Mateu

This last one is my current favorite. Since it works in Chrome, I can click on any page and easily invoke Share using Reminders or Share using Notes. Since Chrome doesnโ€™t support OSX 10.11 share functionality, it cuts even more steps from my flow.

2016-05-12: Fixed an issue with the 3rd bookmarklet, it would not work if the text selected had a space in Chrome.

  1. For some reason I can only make the Title and URL ones work with Chrome. Iโ€™ll come back to the other two and try to figure out why. All three seems to work fine in Safari and Firefox.โ†ฉ๏ธŽ

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