Linky — Share webpage links, images and text
By Pragmatic Code
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Linky lets you easily share webpage links, images and text extracts to Twitter, Facebook and App.net from your iPhone and iPad.
Write your post, choose which preferred social networks and Linky will do the rest! You can connect Linky to Twitter, Facebook (Profiles and Pages) and App.net.
Linky's very own iOS Share Extension allows you to post messages without ever leaving third-party applications.
Want to share a webpage Link? Linky can insert both the url and the title of the webpage as required. Linky will suggest images related to shared links and can attach them to your messages. It can also shorten links, giving you access to further link analytics.
How about selected text in Safari? Linky's Web Clipper extracts selected text and carries it over to the composer sheet, ready for you to edit. You can also make a text shot from the text selection for sharing as a beautiful image.
What about a great photo? Share images easily from Photos app and third-party applications. You can also preview the shared image in fullscreen before sending it.
Share any text too! Bring up the extension, the text is copied in the message, edit if required and share. It's that simple.
"Linky 5.0 removes friction from sharing links, quotes, and images. I appreciate the intelligent use of Open Graph and Twitter Cards to save even more time, and I'm a fan of the deeper controls Linky brings when compared to the default share sheets of Twitter and Facebook. I can't recommend Linky enough." - MacStories
"Linky turbocharges sharing links and images to Twitter, Facebook, or App.net from Safari or other apps supporting iOS extensions." 4/5 - Macworld
• MacStories Must-Have iOS Apps, 2015 Edition
• MacStories Must-Have iOS Apps, 2014 Edition
• Supports Twitter, Facebook Profiles & Pages, and App.net.
• Post messages simultaneously on multiple accounts.
• iOS Share Extension is integrated directly into Safari and many other third-party apps, allowing to directly share text, images and web page links.
• Add multiple images to your messages (animated gif images are supported).
• Select the destination album when sharing images to Facebook (supported for both Facebook Accounts and Pages).
• Image preview in fullscreen.
• Suggestion of images related to shared links.
• Share selected text in Safari as a text shot image.
• Links, hashtags and mentions are color-highlighted when composing.
• Usernames are auto-completed when typing the @ symbol.
• Links can be shortened when the message is sent using bit.ly, CloudApp, Droplr, Goo.gl, and yourls.org (all link-shorteners require an account).
• Clipboard URL: If a URL is copied to the clipboard from another application, Linky will ask whether you want to use it.
• URL Scheme to launch Linky from other apps using the x-callback-url specification (in-app documentation and examples).
• Supports Twitter and Facebook integrated single sign-on in iOS.
• VoiceOver accessibility for the visually impaired.
• Universal App (iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro).
• Designed for iOS 9 and the Retina HD Display.
• Supports iOS 9 multitasking (Slide Over and Split View on the iPad).
• Supports both portrait and landscape orientations on the iPhone and the iPad.
What's New in Version 5.2.3
Fixed a crasher when sending messages if Google Shortener is enabled in the Settings. Sorry!
• A new button in the image picker allows to import images from iCloud Drive and third-party services by using the iOS Document Picker.
• A new setting to add quotes around the title in the message template (Settings > Extension Settings > Quote Title).
• Added Bing and Yahoo as search engines for the in-app web browser.
• Better formatting of the inserted text (clip text, title, url) by conditionnaly adding white spaces before and after the insertion following the context.
• Improved image search results when fetching images from web pages.
• Added an icon optimized for the iPad Pro.
• Better error message with some guidance for fixing the issue when the extension fails to load in Safari.
• Fixed the appearance of the composer sheet that could be corrupted in some third-party apps (e.g. The Guardian).
• Fixed a crash of the extension that could occur on some websites (e.g. amazon.com, premiere.fr).
So good I just wish it also worked on my desktop
I use this every day and my only complaint is that there isn't a version for OS X.
Solves a problem; needs tweaking
I tweet a lot. Probably too much. Most of my tweets are links to interesting things I find online... a human-curated RSS feed. The sequence of copying text in Safari, sharing with the (buggy) Apple Twitter extension, editing the format, etc. is a cycle I've repeated thousands of times. Linky on iOS 8 makes it painless. "Duo" mode even lets me cross-post to my nearly-abandoned App.net account.
But it needs some tweaks. One star off for not supporting geotagging of tweets. And another star off for the illegible labels, buttons, and overall ignoring of Apple's accessibility settings. You need to memorize the button positions, because you sure can't read them.