heres a basic autohotkey script that uses the hotkey alt + d to get the title and url from a webpage in one go instead of having to back and forth to get both of them.
when you are back in dynalist use the same alt + d hotkey again to show the menu with the page details, then click on an item to send the text to dynalist
at the top there will be a combination of different page titles that will made into a markdown link syntax. %url% will be replaced with the actual url when you click on it
underneath will be the full url and then the page titles again but just as plain text
if any text was selected when you used alt + d then that will be added to the end of the menu. if the selected text was longer than 60 characters then it will show as >%selected text%<
go to autohotkey.com, click on “download”, then “download autohotkey Installer” and then run the .exe
download the script from this page by clicking the “download zip” button at the top right of the screen. extract dynaclip.ahk and put it somewhere else and then double click it to run it. you should be able to see the script running in the tray menu at this point.
right click the tray icon to get options to exit the script or if you want it to start every time windows boots up then select the “start with windows” option
i use it for all sorts of stuff really. i mostly just have the note title as “[title](url)” when im bookmarking websites but other times i might paste the website title as the item title and then put the url into the note part. the odd time i might be saving a quote, and ill paste the quote into the note part and then paste the [title](url) underneath it.
thats it yea… and if you want to paste in a few different things from the menu then you can keep using the alt+d hotkey when youre in dynalist
but if youre using a clipboard manager already then its pretty much the same thing as this, just without the option to paste the markdown link and maybe a few more key presses depending on how much you are copying
I have actually been looking for something like this when doing MLA-style research documentations (think of writing a thesis or something), so I might try it out. I have a feeling phraseexpress has a function for what you wrote out already, since its based on autohotkey too, although autohotkey is much more flexible
For the most part, when I document things (say for instance, stackoverflow comments), I just upvote the comment + screenshot link / highlight relevant information
This way I am sourcing all my documents, although indirectly.
I also know that by default, stackoverflow comments are scanned by google’s web crawler all the time and sit near the top of search queues, so I can just google whatever that screenshot said
Consequently, I have an OCR recognition tool with shareX so I can just screencap that screencap to capture the text and paste it into a google search, or I can find “things i upvoted on stackoverflow” to reference whatever it was
For nonstackoverflow sites, such as reddit, I might be on a redditaccount and save it, but 99% of the time I am going to cite the URL link itself manually into my dynalist or as a google chrome bookmark
For other blog-y sites, I just copy the URL and sometimes pinboard it
whats important is i capture the data and referenced it somehow in dynalist, if its not apparently obvious where the source is (This is important!) (Stackoverflow sources are super easy to figure out with screencaps), reddit by the post title, etc. So make sure to screencap that information if possible if citations are vital and you don’t want to log in the respective URL into dynalist
in the end it reduces clutter. Obviously I am going to trust google to re-implement my MLA style documentation, but I trust google as a search engine will do its part if I enter in the right OCR (optimal charcter recognition) parameters on the screencap
And, I will recognize CSS assets on the screencap anyways and say “yap that came from reddit, that came from stackoverflow, that came from github, that came from quora”
All image screencaps are time stamped as well, so I can search for metadata via the time I capture it and associate it with the day I took the notes in dynalist.
IF all else fails, I have chromes internet history log which I leave on awaysny
FWIW, I just modified the Clip To WorkFlowy BETA and made a Clip To Dynalist version. It’s still a non-markdown, link in the note, manual paste affair, but it automates the “go to Dynalist” part.
On click it takes you to the first DL tab it finds (searching tabs left to right). If no DL tab exists it opens a new one. It also has Toggle Last Tab capability… independent of the clipper, which you activate via a 2nd keyboard shortcut defined in chrome://extensions. So after you paste, you can activate the toggle shortcut and quickly return to your source.
It’s a very simple conversion from the WorkFlowy version. I plan to add a few more features and an options page to the WF version, so I could see a DL version having a markdown link option.
Anyway, if there is interest I can upload to the Chrome Web Store.