Tabs to Links 4+
Make lists of browser tabs
Make a list of links from your open tabs in Safari, instantly.
Take your browser window of research straight into an email to send to a friend, create footnotes for your paper, or drop links into the show notes for your podcast.
Tabs to Links detects open pages and can trim repeated text from the end of the titles automatically. Frequently, websites append their site name to the end of a page title. Trim titles detects this repetition automatically and strips it when sharing the links.
Export links to the clipboard for pasting into any other app or use the system sharing options like Notes, Mail and Reminders. Just hit Command+C inside Tabs to Links to copy the current list to the clipboard, ready to paste into any app on your Mac.
Access Tabs to Links with the standalone application or click a toolbar button into your Safari window, using the Tabs to Links Safari extension. The extension offers the essential Tabs to Links features and requires macOS 10.14.4 or later.
You can even export links as Markdown list syntax or a simple plain text list to integrate into your existing workflows.
Tip: Hold the Option key to share links as bare URLs, ignoring titles.
The standalone Tabs to Links app uses Apple Events to function. You will need to grant permission for Tabs to Links to control the Safari browser on your Mac. Tabs to Links operates locally and does not have access to your browsing history.
The Tabs to Links Safari extension uses Safari Extension API to load data about the open tabs in the window. Tabs to Links operates locally on your machine and does not have access to your browsing history.
User interface fixes for macOS Big Sur and Safari 14.
Ratings and Reviews
Simple, flexible way to save your open tabs
There are a few different utilities that let you save your collections of open Safari tabs, including the new Tab Groups built into Safari.
Tabs to Links is both simpler and more flexible, letting you save rich text, plain text, or Markdown version of your tabs, for either the current window, or all windows.
I use it to save lists of links that I can paste into either Notes or a Markdown document. It's a lot less fiddly than Tab Groups, and it's easy to edit the lists wherever you paste them.
If Tab Groups work for you, you might not need this. But I find that Tab Groups change out from under me, when I open/close new tabs. Tabs to Links lets you freeze a moment in time, which is often what I _really_ want.
Excellent way to quickly save and share a set of links
I love the idea of this app. My primary use case is being able to quickly copy/paste a set of bookmarks in to apps like FSNotes, vim, etc. I can open "Tabs to Links" and quickly hit "Cmd-C" (which copies the tab titles and URLs) in both rich text and plain text... and depending on the capabilities of the app you're pasting in, will use the "right" format.
There is one feature still missing that would be VERY helpful: the ability to "blacklist" URLs (with wildcard support, so you can blacklist entire domains) so they don't ever show up in "Tabs to Links". I have pinned tabs for things like my email, task manager, etc. and these tabs show up in *every* window selected via the dropdown menu.
Thanks to the dev for updating the app to be able to quickly copy the titles and URLs via keyboard shortcut, and adding checkboxes to make removing tabs from the share list easier.
Developer Response ,
We updated the app to add plain text support and Markdown export. You can also now select 'All Windows' as an option. Does this address your issues? If it does, we would appreciate if you could update your review as appropriate.
Now Definitely a Five Star App!
Below was my original review. I also emailed the developer with other issues that I thought needed improvement. I didn't get an email reply, but my feedback was definitely taken into account and all of the things I mentioned have been fixed. I love this app now. It is a great way to archive a set of links from research sessions. Great job!
Echoing the other reviews - I bought this assuming it would copy and paste titles and URLs into plain text contexts. As it is now, you can only choose to copy plain text titles or plain text links (with the option key held).
Also, exporting Markdown titles / links was also something I just figured this would have.
I'm giving it 3 stars because it is a good application and done well. I'll update the review to 5 stars as newer versions add the expected features.
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- Anthony Mayo
- 4.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Benjamin Mayo
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.