Safari Extension

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:02 pm Post

Hi all,
I am loving the new Scrivener! I would dearly love a safari extension that I can use while I'm researching. I would like to save as website or PDF and automatically add to an open Scrivener project in the Research folder. Something that works like Evernote would be ideal but just a basic share sheet addition would be fine too. Has anybody made something like this? Anybody want too? ;)

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:12 pm Post

Have you tried printing from your browser and in the standard macOS print preview dialogue, use the “PDF” button to “Save as PDF to Scrivener”? As you might surmise, that works for everything that can print on your Mac, not just browsers that have custom extensions designed for them.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:46 pm Post

Ah! I wasn't going into the print dialogue. I don't have a printer. This is the functionality I was looking for, just a little hidden. Thanks!

Any thoughts on using the Share Sheet for this in both MacOS and iOS? That's the expected spot for sharing content to other apps and is cross platform. It would provide a huge boost in productivity for a relatively small change.

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:10 pm Post

I think that's one of those things we have on the list that would have been nice, but it it ended up on the wrong side of the 3.0 feature freeze. To my knowledge we haven't looked into what it means, or how it would work, or if can work---so I can't promise anything, but if it looks feasible, then to my mind it makes sense.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:59 pm Post

I mostly use Quiver for research, and PopClip to capture web-pages into it (as well as selected content from any other app). It would be excellent to be able to capture content into Scrivener via PopClip.

It's not hard to write PopClip plug-ins – I wrote one for Goodreads – but it does need an API call, of course. fyi, this is the PopClip plug-in for Quiver.

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:57 pm Post

@Buss, I tried googling Quiver and could only find a 3D drawing app. Is this the one you are referring to?
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:58 pm Post

pvonk wrote:@Buss, I tried googling Quiver and could only find a 3D drawing app. Is this the one you are referring to?

No, this one: http://happenapps.com/

It's not just for tech folk :)
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:26 pm Post

auxbuss wrote:I mostly use Quiver for research, and PopClip to capture web-pages into it (as well as selected content from any other app). It would be excellent to be able to capture content into Scrivener via PopClip.


There is a Pop-Clip extension: http://pilotmoon.com/popclip/extensions/
And it still works in Scrivener v3 to create a Clipping in the Scrivener project currently open.