Save Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus

Description

This AppleScript is an adaptation by Brett Terpstra of a Safari tab list to OmniFocus script which itself was an adaptation of a Safari tab list to Evernote script… love it! This AppleScript saves a list of all the open tabs in your (frontmost) Chrome window to a new item in OmniFocus – Perfect for keeping track of webpages to return to later instead of keeping a billion tabs open all the time!

Alfred Users

I've rolled this script into a ready-to-go workflow for you – click here to download it. I've given it a default keyword of "ctof" (as in "Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus") to make it work with some of the other "Save Tabs" workflows.

Launchbar 6 Users

I've assembled this script into a pre-packaged Action for you as well! Consider this "Experimental" as I'm new to LB6 but, if you want to try it out, click here to download it. Enjoy!

The Code

(*
◸ Veritrope.com
Chrome URLs List to OmniFocus
VERSION 1.1
June 15, 2014

// UPDATE NOTICES
    ** Follow @Veritrope on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and ADN for Update Notices! **

// SUPPORT VERITROPE!
    If this AppleScript was useful to you, please take a second to show your love here:
    http://veritrope.com/support

// SCRIPT INFORMATION AND UPDATE PAGE
    http://veritrope.com/code/chrome-tab-list-to-omnifocus/

    BASED ON THIS SAFARI/EVERNOTE SCRIPT:
    http://veritrope.com/code/export-all-safari-tabs-to-evernote/

    …AND THIS SAFARI/OMNIFOCUS SCRIPT:
    http://veritrope.com/code/safari-tab-list-to-omnifocus/

    WITH GREAT THANKS TO BRETT TERPSTRA, ZETTT, AND GORDON!

// REQUIREMENTS
    More details on the script information page.

// CHANGELOG
    1.10    FIX FOR DATE STAMP + CHANGE IN OF'S APPLESCRIPT, ADDED NOTIFICATION CENTER, REMOVED LOGGING, ADDED COMMENTS
    1.00    INITIAL RELEASE

// TERMS OF USE:
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.

*)


(*
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// OTHER PROPERTIES (USE CAUTION WHEN CHANGING)
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*)


--RESET
set urlList to {}
set currentTab to 0

(*
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// MAIN PROGRAM
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*)

--SET DATE STAMP
set the dateStamp to ((the current date) as string)
set noteTitle to "URL List from Chrome Tabs on " & the dateStamp

--PROCESSING FRONTMOST CHROME WINDOW
tell application "Google Chrome"
   
    set chromeWindow to the front window
    set tabCount to (count of (tabs of chromeWindow))
    set successCount to 0
   
    try
        repeat with t in (tabs of chromeWindow)
            set currentTab to currentTab + 1
           
            --GET TAB INFO
            set tabTitle to (title of t)
            set tabURL to (URL of t)
           
            if currentTab is not equal to tabCount then
                set tabInfo to (tabTitle & return & tabURL & return & return)
            else
                -- don't output double return on last tab
                set tabInfo to (tabTitle & return & tabURL)
            end if
           
            --ADD TO LIST
            copy tabInfo to the end of urlList
           
            --INCREMENT SUCCESS COUNT
            set successCount to (successCount + 1)
           
        end repeat
    end try
end tell

--MAKE INBOX ITEM IN OMNIFOCUS
tell front document of application "OmniFocus"
    make new inbox task with properties {name:(noteTitle), note:urlList as text}
end tell

--NOTIFY RESULTS
my notification_Center(successCount, tabCount)

(*
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// NOTIFICATION SUBROUTINE
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*)


--NOTIFICATION CENTER
on notification_Center(successCount, itemNum)
    set Plural_Test to (successCount) as number
   
    if Plural_Test is -1 then
        display notification "No Tabs Exported!" with title "Send Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is 0 then
        display notification "No Tabs Exported!" with title "Send Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is equal to 1 then
        display notification "Successfully Exported " & itemNum & ¬
            " Tab to OmniFocus" with title "Send Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is greater than 1 then
        display notification "Successfully Exported " & itemNum & ¬
            " Tabs to OmniFocus" with title "Send Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
    end if
   
    set itemNum to "0"
    delay 1
end notification_Center

2 Responses to “Save Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus”

  1. Nick June 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Not working for me as of 6/14 with OmniFocus 2. Would anyone be able to help? Same problem with Safari version.

    • Justin Lancy June 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi Nick – Emailed you a script with (what I think is) a fix for OF2. Test it out and, if it works for you, I’ll push it out for others to try!

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