My Shortcut for Writing Quick Link Posts in Ulysses

Posted by Matt Birchler
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My Shortcut for Writing Quick Link Posts in Ulysses

Download the Shortcut here.

Writing link posts isn’t that hard, but it does involve a lot of manual copy and pasting to get the title, link, and quoted text into your writing app, so I made a shortcut to streamline it! Here are the basic steps:

  1. Highlight the text you want to quote in your browser
  2. Uss the share menu to launch the shortcut
  3. Enter a blog post title

This will give you a nicely formatted link post and all you need to do is add your commentary below the quote.

This shortcut feeds the post data into Ulysses, but you could swap out the last step in the shortcut with an action for whatever app you use for writing; it’s just rich text, so it should be able to import cleanly into most mainstream writing apps.

UPDATE: Per suggestions on Twitter, this now converts the text you enter in the post title to title case. You can use the excellent app Text Case to do this as well, but since not everyone will have that, I'm just using the native Shortcuts version for this shared version.