Posts Tagged “markdownservices”

  • SearchLink and Markdown Service Tools updates

    I've just updated the SearchLink macOS Service to fix a recent issue with plain text not being run through a default search. Version 2.2.5 is up, please contact me if you have any issues.…

  • CSV to MultiMarkdown table update

    I've made a quick update to the "Tables - Create from CSV" Service in the Markdown Service Tools that I posted last month. It fixes an error (thanks to Javier Jarava for the report) that would occur if any line in the middle of the CSV data ended with whitespace, as well as offering cleaner exits if an error occurs in parsing the CSV.…

  • A new Markdown Service Tool for easy MultiMarkdown tables

    So first, the good news, I have my meds sorted out and it seems like I'm back on track. I'm sure I'll talk more about it on Overtired, and will post more of the story here after I'm sure things have leveled out. I'm primarily directing my energy toward BitWriter (the nvALT update), but wanted a morning project, thus...…

  • Paragraph unwrap update for Markdown Service Tools

    I've updated the "Paragraphs - unwrap" service in the Markdown Service Tools. This Service is designed to take text formatted with line breaks within paragraphs (used for visual formatting and console readability), and combine consecutive lines into flowed text, allowing better formatting when automatic wrapping is enabled in an editor. Flowed text also prevents issues between Markdown processors that vary in dealing with handling of line breaks.…

  • Titler 1.1.0

    I've been tweaking the Titler Service I published last week a bit over the last few days. It's now an official "project" with its own page. I wanted to push this version out before I lose any more time to it, but if you run into any problems, be sure to drop me a line.…

  • Titler: instantly add page titles to URLS in your text

    Guess what? This is the 100th project (see?) I've made available for download on this blog. I don't know what that means in the grand scheme of things, but I feel like I should celebrate.…

  • Markdown Service Tools and UTF-8

    The Markdown Service Tools have been updated to 2.10. I learned some new Ruby/UTF-8 tricks in the process, and they should all be capable of handling extended character sets now. Please download and test out the new versions. Let me know if you still have any trouble with Umlats, Kanji, Cyrillic, etc.…

  • SearchLink 1.8 is the new Auto-Link Service

    I've updated SearchLink to v1.8 with a couple of improvements. SearchLink is a System Service for quickly turning selected text into Markdown links based on various search engines. See the SearchLink project page for more details.…

  • Markdown Service Tools update for Mavericks

    One step at a time, I'm updating as many of my tools as are still relevant to work with Mavericks. Up for review right now are the Markdown Service Tools. This update should fix all of them, but if you have any issues with a particular Service, let me know.…

  • A Markdown Service to strip Markdown

    I've added a new Service to the Markdown Service Tools for stripping out Markdown formatting, leaving just plain text. It's not something I do often, but I've received a couple of requests for it and it does have its uses.…

  • A fix for the Auto-Link Web Search Service

    The Markdown Service Tools include a Service called "Auto-link web search" which takes selected text, runs a web search on it and creates a Markdown link to the first match for you. The Service recently broke due to changes in DuckDuckGo's responses.…

  • An Inline Footnote Service redux just for Gabe

    Gabe Weatherhead (a.k.a. MacDrifter) made a special request yesterday that --- after some discussion --- made sense in the spirit of readable Markdown. He wanted to be able to use the inline footnote converter in the Markdown Service Tools, but needed to be able to name his footnote markers instead of just assigning them sequential numbers.…

  • Footnote utilities for the Markdown Service Tools

    There are two new footnote-related additions to the Markdown Services Tools. One is an older project for converting an easy "inline footnote format" into regular MultiMarkdown footnotes, and the other replaces all footnote markers in a document with unique strings for avoiding conflicts when concatenating multiple documents or rendering multiple posts containing footnotes on a single blog page (for example).…

  • New in the Markdown Service Tools: in-place Markdown to RTF

    With help from Tobias O'Leary, the Markdown Service Tools can finally do in-place conversion from (Multi)Markdown to RTF. The primary reason for wanting this was to allow people to write Markdown directly in Mail.app, then convert it immediately before sending. Put a shortcut key on it and it's a snap.…

  • Markdown Service Tools 2.0

    Thanks to a big hand from Joe Workman, the Markdown Service Tools are at 2.0. There aren't a lot of new tricks in there, but everything should be codesigned to avoid Gatekeeper issues and there are many improvements to functionality:…

  • Markdown Service Tools updates and fixes

    I've updated the Markdown Service Tools again, now at version 1.5.2. A couple of Services had stopped working completely, and a few needed improvements to be a little smarter with various formatting anomalies, and I made a couple of minor additions.…

  • Markdown Linking Services with the Google API

    I no longer have any faith that any API will stick around all that long. Search APIs are becoming fewer and fewer. Google still offers the Ajax Search API, but it's not convenient to use with System Services and such because it requires non-default libraries to work in Ruby and other scripting languages. It's easy in PHP, though. It's not my favorite language to use for local scripting, but it was the easiest solution to the problem. I think...…

  • Lucky Duck

    I'll admit I'm a bit perturbed by the disappearance of all of the decent web search APIs (Yahoo, Google, Live.net, Bing went paid...). Google Ajax Search is still active, I think, but I don't like working with it from the desktop. So I'm back to scraping, though this is some pretty light scraping.…

  • Markdown Service Tools get blockquotes, self-links and more

    I needed some relaxing regular expression fun tonight, so I've updated a couple of services in the Markdown Service Tools and made some small additions. The main new feature is for handling blockquotes, and there are two versions of the Service. I'm providing some brief explanations after the jump, but feel free to skip to the Markdown Service Tools page and just check the changelog.…

  • Unwrap Paragraphs for the Markdown Service Tools

    Inspired by a Twitter request this morning, I've updated the Markdown Service Tools to version 1.3.1 to include an experimental version of a new service: Unwrap Paragraphs.…

  • Markdown Service Tools 1.3

    Notably, Force Line Breaks has become Preserve Line Breaks, a slightly more elegant service for getting github-style linebreaks in your documents. If you have a block of text with hard returns in it...…

  • A Service for writing MultiMarkdown footnotes inline

    I get a lot of one-off requests for scripts and tips on how to handle tasks specific to people's workflow or writing style. I generally keep myself pretty busy, so I usually reply with a quick idea or thought and leave it up to them to run with it. David Coleman emailed me this morning, though, with a request that struck me as an interesting enough idea to whip up a script before work.…

  • Auto-convert your inline Markdown links to references

    Update: found a little bug (well, stupid mistake) in the HTML to Clipboard command. Download version is now 1.2.1, update if you grabbed 1.2.…

  • Some Chrome love for the Markdown Service Tools

    The Markdown Service Tools--which already received one update today--just got a little bit of Chrome support. The "md - Links from Safari Tabs" now has a Chrome counterpart. At the time that I first wrote the Markdown Service Tools, Chrome didn't support AppleScript well enough for this to be feasible, but opening up the AppleScript dictionary now reveals a full set of commands and objects. Nice to see.…

  • New Markdown Service tool: HTML to Clipboard

    In response to a tweet from @gl3media, I've added a quick modification of the MultiMarkdown to HTML service to the Markdown Service Tools project page. It simply renders the selected text to HTML via MultiMarkdown 2 (Perl) and SmartyPants, putting the result on the clipboard and leaving the original text alone.…

  • Auto-link text service updated

    I've updated the service mentioned in the post "Automated search and link text." The Yahoo API broke (was sunset) and I needed to rewrite it to work with Bing instead. The result is below, and can also replace the md-Luck Link service from the Markdown Service Tools.…

  • Quick Tip: clean up your MultiMarkdown tables

    Quick tips are random posts regarding something I discovered on my way to something bigger. They usually get longer than "quick" would imply, for which I refuse to apologize.…