Open a TaskPaper URL in Safari Using Launch Center Pro and TextTool

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I've been slowly migrating back to TaskPaper for iOS to manage my to-do list. One major gripe I have with this app is that links are not clickable. However, I've created a Launch Center Pro action involving TextTool that makes opening a link entered into TaskPaper manageable.

The Problem

When you enter a task in TP, it is preceded by dash and then a space. If a task is an URL, when you select it and use the copy function, it will look like this:

- http://website.com

Pasting this into Safari (or any iOS web browser) will result in an error.

The Solution

After copying the task, tap on the Open TaskPaper URL action in Launch Center Pro (tap on that link while on your iOS device to install) .

LCP will send the string to TextTool, which will use the delist method to remove the dash and space.

TextTool will take that output and send it back to LCP to open the URL in Safari.


Last built: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:05 PM

By Jeffrey Kishner, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM.