Automating Markdown Links »

While Viticci’s method is cool, I use a much simpler one to get inline Markdown links inserted: TextExpander.

When I type ;mdl TextExpander takes the URL I’ve previously copied and does this with it:

The cursor gets inserted where I can type the text that should be linked. It’s a little backwards, but I’ve learned to think about the URL first, with the text second. It’s fast, easy and works in TextExpander-equipped iOS apps, too.