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Instant Gratification: Saving Web Bookmarks Everywhere Using Yojimbo, AppleScript, and MobileMe

I’ve been working with Save PDF to Yojimbo and Yojimbo Collection From Front Window for just a little over a month and I’ve experienced some weird glitches. The most difficult of these glitches seems to happen when I have a substantial number (about a dozen) of tabs open and I try to use Yojimbo Collection from Front Window. The front Safari window becomes unresponsive and cannot be closed. The only solution is to quit Safari».

A month of using these two scripts has also proved to me that scripting the GUI is slow. When dealing with, literally, thousands of RSS items a week, saving interesting/useful/compelling/curious/funny web pages to PDF takes a lot of time. Even if one doesn’t read all the items. It was enough to make me want to go back to poor neglected-by-its-developer Webnote.

What finally motivated me to augment my script repertoire was the fact that ~/Library/Application Support/Yojimbo/ stands at 418.4 MB» and 6 GB/year seems excessive commitment to MobileMe».

So, I revised the two Yojimbo scripts I’ve been using this past month to transmit bookmarks, instead of PDFs, to Yojimbo. No more GUI scripting. These scripts are fast! I also improved the single-item-to-Yojimbo script so that it excludes Yojimbo collections whose names match the pattern of a collection name generated by Yojimbo Collection from Front Window ».

No more pesky PDF Service. Assign any keyboard shortcut you want. Get ’em while they’re hot! Add Bookmark to Yojimbo and Yojimbo Bookmark Collection From Front Window.

Partial Preamble for Yojimbo Bookmark Collection From Front Window

I also updated Save PDF to Yojimbo with cullCollectionList.

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