Send Safari Tab List to OmniFocus

Description

This AppleScript saves a list of all the open tabs in your (frontmost) Safari 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! By default, the item is given a name with the Date and Time and all of the links/URLs are collected in the item's note section.

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 "stof" (as in "Safari Tabs to OmniFocus") to make it work with some of my other workflows which send Chrome Tabs to OmniFocus and which send Safari Tabs to Evernote.

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
Send Safari Tab List to OmniFocus
VERSION 1.2
June 15, 2014

// TERMS OF USE:
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// LIKE THIS SCRIPT?
If this AppleScript is helpful to you, please show your support here:
http://veritrope.com/support

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

// REQUIREMENTS
More details on the script information page.

// CHANGELOG
1.20     Fix for updated Rich Text in OF2, Added Notification Center Alert, Better Comments
1.10     Removed unnecessary code
            Doesn't output double return on last tab
            Process frontmost window instead of window 1
           Better documentation
           More consistent naming of variables (url_list, TabInfo)
-- 1.10 Changes provided by Zettt http://macosxscreencasts.com

1.00    INITIAL RELEASE

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

WITH GREAT THANKS TO ZETTT FOR 1.10 IMPROVEMENTS AND TO GORDON WHO FIRST SUBMITTED THE OMNIFOCUS MODIFICATION!
*)



(*
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// MAIN PROGRAM
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*)


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

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

--PROCESS TABS OF FRONTMOST SAFARI WINDOW
tell application "Safari"
    set successCount to 0
    set safariWindow to the front window
    set tabCount to (count of (tabs of safariWindow))
   
    --GET TAB INFORMATION  
    try
        repeat with t in (tabs of safariWindow)
            set currentTab to currentTab + 1
            set tabTitle to (name 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
           
            --COPY TAB INFO TO END OF 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 Safari Tabs to OmniFocus" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is 0 then
        display notification "No Tabs Exported!" with title "Send Safari 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 Safari 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 Safari Tabs to OmniFocus" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
    end if
   
    set itemNum to "0"
    delay 1
end notification_Center

5 Responses to “Send Safari Tab List to OmniFocus”

  1. David Bourbon October 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Very cool. Is there a similar script for Chrome? or Chromium?

    Thanks!

    • Justin Lancy October 13, 2012 at 1:45 am #

      No – but I’ll add it to my list! 🙂

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  2. Zettt October 27, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    Justin, I made quite some changes to this script and removed unnecessary and faulty code. The script used `window 1` which always processes, well, window 1, instead of the frontmost one. Also removed text item delimiters, those are not needed and made a change to not output double return at the end.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

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