LinkSmasher updated, works once again

Geeky cufflinksIf you’re using Dropzone (and why wouldn’t you be?), I updated my LinkSmasher destination recently.

You can drop text on it (or just click it to use the clipboard) and it will scan for any links in the text, compile them and create a single link for the group using linkbun.ch. It’s a handy way to share a list of urls and allow the recipient to open them all at once (and works really well with TabLinks for sharing an entire browsing session). If there’s only one URL in the text, it will just shorten it with bit.ly and return the result in your clipboard.

I’d really like to get this working with bit.ly collections, but I haven’t checked lately to see if they’ve added that to the API. If I get around to it, and they did, that will be next up for this little project.

You can find all contributed Dropzone Destinations on Github (direct link to LinkSmasher). Install Destinations by saving the script to a file in ~/Library/Application Support/Dropzone/Destination Scripts with a .dropzone extension, then add a new destination in Dropzone preferences and it will be an option.

Brett Terpstra

Brett is a writer and developer living in Minnesota, USA. You can follow him as ttscoff on Twitter, GitHub, and Mastodon. Keep up with this blog by subscribing in your favorite news reader.

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