Evernote user John recently posted this in the company’s Mac forum:
“I was looking for a better way to store bookmarks while I am researching something without storing the entire web page or a pdf of it. Dragging and dropping the icon from the web page URL into a note leads to a webloc file that has to be double-clicked to open, and does not work on the iPhone client. Copying and pasting the URL into a note leads to a nice link that can be single click accessed, or accessed directly in the EN client on the iPhone, which is a nice touch. I can’t see any advantage to the webloc file. Can the default behavior of the drag and drop be changed on the desktop client so that it acts like a paste of the URL? It would make much more sense than the webloc, unless I am missing something. If anyone else has ideas about how they store bookmarks while they are researching so that they can be accessed between the EN desktop and iPhone client I would love to hear it.”
How about an AppleScript to do the job?
- This AppleScript creates a note with a list of the URLs of each open tab in the frontmost window of Safari.
- Efficiency was foremost in my mind when creating this script. As such, the script creates the note in the default notebook and without any tagging. If anyone thinks that notebook selection and tagging should be included, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll consider adding it in!
How to Install and Use
Just run the script! Please remember:
- I am providing these scripts for the benefit of the Mac community. While they work wonderfully for me, I cannot take responsibility for any data you might lose (or if your laptop turns into a pumpkin or something…);
- “Community” means “participation”. Please share with the rest of us *how* you use these scripts in your workflow, how you think they could be improved (and feel free to help someone if they don’t understand something!)
Get The Script!
I’ve moved it from this page into the new Code Library, where you find dozens of other time-saving AppleScript for Mac users!