Threshold has its own tumblr
thermoCLineThreshold has been taking over a lot of things lately. It no longer will be dominating this tumblr… it has its own:
Snow Leopard Services… pt4, text clipping
Simple services for clipping selected text to various applications. Works as advertised. Just select text, right click, pick your poison, and that text will be used in a new document in the appropriate application.
The Evernote Clippers is a .zip which also includes a service to clip any image selected in the Finder to evernote. [edit— Also includes a service which takes any URL or Hyperlink and has Evernote create a note using the webpage of that URL]
The TextMate Service makes a clumsy attempt to see if you’re clipping code and, if so, to set the documents code type appropriately.
Snow Leopard Services… pt1, shortening
I’ve been playing around with Automator’s Create Service offering for Snow Leopard. It’s pretty great to be able to fill your context menu up with useful goodies. All you do is select the appropriate text/file/phone number/etc. and right click; the service awaits in your context menu to do your bidding.
To install just move them to your HOME/Library/Services folder. If you don’t have a folder named “Services” in your Home/Library/ then create one, and move the shortening service there.
Here’s three that take URLs selected in any application and creates shortened URLs, puts them on your clipboard, and notifies you via Growl or the OS. Also works with links selected in Safari.
For NetNewsWire users (adds the ability to shorten links in NNW as well as other apps):
For Everyone else:
Snow Leopard Services… pt2, instapaper
Since getting Instapaper Pro for my iPod, I’ve been loving the ability to add links to my instapaper just by tapping on them, rather than (on my laptop) having to follow a link to its webpage, wait for it to load, and then hit the bookmarklet to send it to IP. So I made a service to duplicate that functionality on my Macbook. Once installed, you can select any URL in any application, and any link in Safari and send it to Instapaper in the background. You’ll get notified via Growl or the OS.
Update— Sending the first page of multipage articles to instapaper got annoying so I’ve made it so that if you’re sending an article from any of the following sites it will send the full page version of the article.: NYTimes, Slate, Salon, the New Yorker, Daily Beast, Washington Post, or Wired
For NetNewsWire users (adds the ability to send links in NNW as well as other apps):
For Everyone else: