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 no longer has any dependencies. I replaced nokogiri with a simple regex. The original goal for this little tool had need of more complex parsing, but pulling a title tag out just doesn’t. I also replaced the standard network methods with system curl calls, which means no more hassle dealing with SSL (https) urls.

The new features include:

  • Option to remove SEO tags (site title, site tagline etc.) from titles
    • To use this, add clean_seo_titles: true to your ~/.titler config file
  • If a title is truncated, you can optionally include the original (full) title in a title attribute.
    • add full_title_as_title: true to ~/.titler
  • When truncating titles, Titler will now ensure that any open punctuation pairs are closed at the end
  • HTML entity cleanup
  • UTF-8 support
  • Improved error handling
  • A bunch of more trivial improvements

You can download directly below, and see the Titler project page for more info.

Titler Service v1.1.0

An OS X System Service to add titles and affiliate tokens to urls (Markdown format) in selected text

Published 02/25/15.

Updated 02/25/15. Changelog

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