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Automatically add links from Emails, Twitter or Google Reader to Reading List Web Browsers
This is kind of a stripped down version of Read It Later or Instapaper, but functions perfectly for my workflow. It allows me to star/favorite/email links in several web applications or on my iPhone and have them added to Safari's Reading List automatically once my laptop is on and checks e-mail.

I've set up actions in ifttt that forward Links I favorite in Twitter or Google Reader, to my personal e-mail account and prepend the subject with the keyword #ReadLater.

Next I constructed a Mail Rule that acts on all messages who's subjects begin with said keyword. The Mail Rule will invoke an Applescript, mark the message as read and move it to the trash.

Here's the script:
using terms from application "Mail"
  on perform mail action with messages theSelectedMessages
    tell application "Mail"
      repeat with eachMessage in theSelectedMessages
        set mailbody to content of eachMessage
        set theUrl to paragraph 1 of mailbody
        tell application "Safari"
          add reading list item theUrl
        end tell
      end repeat
    end tell
  end perform mail action with messages
end using terms from
For some pictures and a few use cases, read the article on my blog.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, but the script compiled cleanly in AppleScript Editor. The ifttt service looks potentially useful, and it is free, but the site is clearly optimized for a small screen, so don't panic when it looks horrible when viewed from a Mac.]
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Automatically add links from Emails, Twitter or Google Reader to Reading List
Authored by: llee on Oct 04, '11 06:59:56PM

Thanks. Being new to ifttt, I think an explanation of the necessity of putting the First Link URL "Addin" on a line by itself at the beginning of the body of the message to be sent might have been helpful to me.



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Automatically add links from Emails, Twitter or Google Reader to Reading List
Authored by: llee on Aug 27, '13 01:32:14PM
IFTTT disabled Twitter interaction for not quite a year, but now it's back. The existing version of this hint didn't work for me when I re-enabled the recipe until I replaced the AppleScript using this one: http://lists.apple.com/archives/applescript-users/2013/Aug/msg00106.html

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