Tell Me When It Closes: Bookmarklet
09 May 2017
This article was originally posted on the thoughtbot blog here
About a month ago we launched Tell Me When It Closes, a service for getting less noise from GitHub issues/pull requests and more signal. At thoughtbot we believe we can always be improving, from the big issues down to the smallest things like having to copy and paste a URL.
Introducing Our Bookmarklet
If a picture is worth ten thousand words then a gif may be invaluable:
Checkout these instructions for installation.
The following tweet:
Like this a lot, but would you please allow pre-populating the URL field with a query param? This way I can fill it in with a bookmarklet.— Zhiming Wang (@zmwangx) March 29, 2017
Tell Me When It Closes now supports `url` as a query param to pre-fill the form. Wire it up with a bookmarklet! https://gist.github.com/MattMSumner/6591fb6b008fd7c0d9be3077097692bc— thoughtbot (@thoughtbot) April 7, 2017
Neat, but I think we can make setting up this bookmarklet even easier.
We’ve added a page to the site describing how you can setup with a bookmarklet on desktop and mobile. Let talk briefly about the two solutions.
On desktop, we provide a link which you can drag straight to your bookmarks, and that’s it!
This ended up being a little tricker. We’ve added a button to copy the bookmark link into you clipboard and then you’ll need to create a bookmark and edit the URL to have the copied text.