I love using Linky for Twitter textshots1, however, it is only available for iOS and sometimes I read an interesting article on my Mac. On such cases I either take a screenshot of the browser or actually open the article on the iPhone to just to use Linky:
How Snapchat Built a Business By Confusing Olds https://t.co/7iDC9lnGoQ— Roberto Mateu (@rmateu) March 3, 2016
The snappy chat is my generational gap app pic.twitter.com/auD1y9l4GS
Of course, the OCD in me struggles with the lack of consistency around both. Hence this quick and hackie 2 bookmarklet that lets me copy the text in Markdown format so I can grab the screenshot of the preview for the textshot.
I tried to replicate as much as possible the Linky/Instapaper/Medium textshot, so the domain removes the
www and gets capitalized. I haven’t tested in enough sites to see if it breaks — buy you can’t get too obsessive, right? RIGHT?.
How to use
- Drag and drop the Bookmarklet to your browser bar: ✁ M⬇ Textshot
- Select the article text you want to quote.
- Copy text in prompt.
- Paste in your Markdown Editor of choice3.
- Take screenshot of preview.
While Twitter comes up with an official way to do it.↩
This is basically a remix of this github. All credit to ze and chriszarate great bookmarkleter.↩
I collect Markdown editors like some people collect paperclips, but for free options I recommend: Mou, MacDown, Typora (Mac and Windows )↩