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Automator Service - Add to Reading List - lax version
-- Automator Service - Add to Reading List - lax version
-- Wiley Wimberly <>
-- The default service that adds links to Safari's Reading List is a
-- bit on the strict side when deciding what constitutes a URL and it
-- doesn't work well for adding shortened URLs from apps like twitter.
-- This version is more tolerant and will prepend http:// if the
-- selected text does not already start with http:// or https://.
-- Service receives selected text in any application.
on run {input, parameters}
set theItem to item 1 of input
if theItem starts with "http://" or theItem starts with "https://" then
set theUrl to theItem
set theUrl to "http://" & theItem
end if
tell application "Safari"
add reading list item theUrl
end tell
return theUrl
end run

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spalger commented Apr 7, 2015

Turns out OSX supports this natively


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