Lazy Mac OS X: Weblog links sidebar: ...it's going to be about turning your Mac into a weblogging machine. As easy as the links-and-commentary genre is with all the blogging apps out there, I'm too lazy for the commentary bit, and so I tend to drag-and-drop links to my desktop for later posting -- and then promptly forget about them. Consequently my desktop is a mess, and my blog is stagnating. Bad.
So... what he made, with AppleScript's Folder Actions, is a magic folder on his desktop. When links are dropped into the folder, a script is triggered which posts the link to a weblog via BloggerAPI. I've tweaked it a bit to ask me for a link title, quote, and a tiny bit of commentary, but it still needs a bit more work.
I had never heard of Folder Actions before this. This is very nifty stuff - blogging woven into the OS X desktop itself with AppleScript. Whew.
What I'd really love is to be able to drop a folder onto my dock, and then drop things onto it there. I'm thinking of a bunch of "bins" on the dock that shuttle files off to different destinations and through various transformations, right there, always in view.