TextExpander snippet: Clipboard text link using Safari top tab (Applescript)


I rely on my TextExpander snippet to pop in the top Safari tab as a Markdown link an awful lot. The way it’s set up, it uses the title of the site it’s on as the text of the link. I usually end up changing it.

I’ve noticed, however, that often I type the text first and only realize I want to make it a link a little later. At that point it’s a little annoying to cut that text, type the snippet, then select the link text and replace it with the text I already typed. I eventually got around to adding another snippet to make this easier.

tell application "Safari"
    set theURL to URL of current tab of window 1
    set theTitle to "%clipboard"
    set mLink to "[" & theTitle & "](" & theURL & ")"
    return mLink
end tell

All you have to do is select the text you want to link, cut it to the clipboard, then invoke the snippet.

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