April 16, 2022 5:05 PM   Subscribe

For iOS devices, a "shortcut" to quickly create links/quotes from a web page for posting to an HTML-based forum (like MetaFilter.)

I've been using a variation of this for a couple years. Based on the number of comments I see complaining about linking things from a phone, I thought this might be useful for others.

To install: Go to the link and either click Download or use your iDevice to take a picture of the QR code. You may have to re-download the Shortcuts app if you haven't used it in a while (after which you'll need to start the download again.)

Note: You may need to restart your device to get this to show up in the share sheet (the arrow-in-box icon) This appears to be common on iOS 14, less so on iOS 15.

In theory this should also work on MacOS Monterey or better.
Role: programmer
posted by ChurchHatesTucker (1 comment total)

Neat! Though I wish Apple wouldn't limit functionality like this to Safari.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:58 PM on May 1, 2022

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