Add link to Things

Scrapes data from a URL to pass to Things as a to-do.

Matthew's Score
5/5
Total Actions
49
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Shortcut Information

Use this shortcut to insert links into Things in a custom format so that you have the URL in the notes as well as relevant information from the author or title, plus a custom title so you know how to act on the link when the time comes.

This shortcut employs a default method for extracting information from articles, plus looks at the webpage content if not article is found.

This shortcut also utilizes multiple custom scraping shortcuts to extract details from Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Mastodon URLs when found — these subroutines are available for members only: https: or or matthewcassinelli.com or membership

The final task in Things is tagged with Research, Less Than 15 Minutes, Medium Energy, and iPhone, Pad, and Mac, then placed in the Inbox.
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Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Add%20link%20to%20Things
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Add%20link%20to%20Things
AppleScript code
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Add link to Things” end tell

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