Save Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner

Description

This AppleScript saves a list of all the open tabs in your (frontmost) Safari window to a new outline in OmniOutliner – 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 "stoo" (as in "Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner") 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
Save Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner
VERSION 1.0
June 15, 2014

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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/save-safari-tabs-to-omnioutliner

// REQUIREMENTS
More details on the script information page.

// CHANGELOG
1.00    INITIAL RELEASE

*)



(*
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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

--MAKE NEW OUTLINE
tell application "OmniOutliner" to set newOut to make new document with properties {name:noteTitle}
set docName to (name of newOut)

--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)
           
            --MAKE ROW IN OMNIOUTLINER
            tell application "OmniOutliner"
                tell its document docName
                    set aRow to make new row with properties {topic:tabTitle, note:tabURL}
                    set note expanded of aRow to true
                    expandAll
                end tell
            end tell
           
            --INCREMENT SUCCESS COUNT
            set successCount to (successCount + 1)
        end repeat
    end try
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 OmniOutliner" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is 0 then
        display notification "No Tabs Exported!" with title "Send Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is equal to 1 then
        display notification "Successfully Exported " & itemNum & ¬
            " Tab to OmniOutliner" with title "Send Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
       
    else if Plural_Test is greater than 1 then
        display notification "Successfully Exported " & itemNum & ¬
            " Tabs to OmniOutliner" with title "Send Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner" subtitle "◸ Veritrope.com"
    end if
   
    set itemNum to "0"
    delay 1
end notification_Center

2 Responses to “Save Safari Tabs to OmniOutliner”

  1. Ron June 29, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    Thank you very much for the great Tabs to OmniOutliner scripts. I would appreciate the possibility to append new tabs to a file instead of creating a new one all the time which should not be too difficult. Due to my lack of Apple Script knowledge I fail to adapt the script to something like
    and than add the open tabs there. Thanks!

    • Justin Lancy July 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

      An interesting idea – will keep it in mind for a future project!

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