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Automator Service – Add to Reading List (lax version)

Recently, I was playing around with Safari’s new Reading List feature, and I was pleased to see that there is a Services menu item to add links to the list from other applications. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for a bunch of the URLs that I tried to add.

The link detection is overly strict and it seems to only work with well formed URLs that contain the scheme. This didn’t help at all when trying to add links from twitter where just about every one is shortened and does not contain the http:// cruft.

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