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Allow Linking to Other Apps#49

Currently, Scrintal always adds http(s):// to the beginning of the URL. We should allow other app URL schemes for easy navigation.

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a year ago
V

@Furkan Bayraktar – just to note: in principal the “allow / implement x-callback” request is closely / substantially related, and there is some reason to merge them (I thought about that myself :-))

– but there is one most important thing that gets lost in the subsumption of x-callback implementation under “Allowing Linking to Other Apps”: that is the understanding that Scrintal itself should allow / provide Callback-Links to Boards / Cards for other apps, too!

Background: X-callback relates to Mac only afaik, but here it is a quasi-standard for all quality Note-/Info-/PKM-Apps; meaning I couldn´t name one I am using that doesn´t provide ‘callback’ by now… DevonThink, Brain, NotePlan, Things, Bear, Craft, iThoughts, … so really ‘all of them’

a year ago
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I think the generic name for this is Deep Links. Scrintal should accept deep links from outside and also allow linking to other app’s deep links. Both Mac and Windows has support for this, although implementation is not identical.

a year ago
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Please don’t forget i(Pad)OS - it allows Deep Linking as does MacOS. Using Deep Links enables systemwide Maps of Content which is my favourite usage of Scrintal at the moment.

a year ago
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F

Or in the meantime allow a package, e.g., Hookmark, to access individual notes. Ideal would be access to headings in notes, but a small step in that direction would be huge!

a year ago

Insisting on “https://“ links is really annoying when importing Markdown files which contain a lot of existing and working x-urls (working elsewhere; e.g. files from Obsidian). All those links disappear when being imported and TinyURL is no alternative as this would be way too much work to do.

a year ago
J

With this feature I could add a quick add panel in Raycast, which is like Alfred.

It would be nice if it was listed here too: https://x-callback-url.com/

a year ago
K

Just an idea for a possible mac workaround. If you use hookmark (used to be hook) you can create a link that allows Scrintal to open a specific document in another app on your mac like Craft …

a year ago
V

@Sharers.sanity0k : thx for sharing!
– just for clarification: Hook(mark) comes at a (subscription) price.
Also meaning one would rely on (additional) external standards and all the long-term volatility this always brings.

a year ago
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K

yes that’s true, but Scrintal and Hookmark seem to have a few common user groups (both used by academics/ researchers) and this is a new feature that works well if you already use Hookmark. Not suggesting it replace a Scrintal solution, but it’s nice to see that there is a way to do it that doesnt rely on x-callback

a year ago
F

There is probably no solution for all the people all the time? Hookmark and Raycast support would help some. x-callback seems more common?

a year ago

Perhaps related to this, having all scrintal urls (scrintal-app or https://) opening directly in the Desktop App rather than going into the browser first.

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