A bunch of workflows to help manage MD links
Here's a bunch of workflows to help manage links.
These first three are based on the original Seth Brown python script Formd; which is also the basis of a few Brett Terpestra's Markdown Service Tools on OS X. However the original script was launched via a command line argument to change it's functionality so I've separated the three functions into separate workflows.
Full explanations for each, inclusive of a link to the original GitHub documentation is included with each workflow.
This next one adapts the Federico Viticci workflow for creating MD links from whatever page is open in the internal browser and enables it to work with info stored in the clipboard too. This is not only great if you're doing a research session in browsers external to Editorial but it's great for creating wiki style links to other Editorial docs in your repository (local or Dropbox). The great thing about Federico's original workflow is that it allows you to choose inline or reference when creating the MD link.
Much like Frederico I sometimes like to work with inline links when creating my documents but once the document is final I convert them all to reference links. These few workflows are a great help here
I find the best way to manage these workflows is to create launch palettes on my bookmark bar (which are effectively workflows to launch other workflows - another trick I picked up from reading Federico Viticci's excellent Editorial ebook). Whilst these are simple to create a couple of the steps aren't obvious so I'll create another forum post that takes you through the steps involved later today.
Here's one for creating an image link too.
Good stuff Jon. I looked at that script, the Formd one, a while back and thought about that but never got around to making anything. This should be handy. Thanks.
The other approach I suppose would be to use the script via Pythonista seeing as you can add a command line argument as part of the URL. I thought about this but breaking it up into three separate scripts seemed a better option in the long run. Especially if you create a launch palette for all your MD related workflows.