Linky lets you easily share webpage links, images and text extracts to Twitter and Mastodon 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 and Mastodon.
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.
Use Markup to annotate, crop and edit images inline. Write or draw on the attachment, or add arrows and lenses, or obscure sensitive information.
"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 sheet of Twitter. I can't recommend Linky enough." - MacStories
"Linky turbocharges sharing links and images to Twitter from Safari or other apps supporting iOS extensions." 4/5 - Macworld
• MacStories Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition
• MacStories Must-Have iOS Apps, 2016 Edition
• MacStories Must-Have iOS Apps, 2015 Edition
• MacStories Must-Have iOS Apps, 2014 Edition
• Supports Twitter and Mastodon.
• 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).
• Image preview in fullscreen.
• Suggestion of images related to shared links.
• Share selected text in Safari as a text shot image.
• Markup: annotate, crop and edit images inline. Available tools: Sketch, arrows, lenses, text blocks, pixelate, crop & rotate.
• 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).
• VoiceOver accessibility for the visually impaired.
• Universal App (iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro).
• Designed for iOS 12 and the Retina HD Display.
• Supports iOS multitasking (Slide Over and Split View on the iPad).
• 3D Touch Peek and Pop in the message composer: peek at toolbar buttons (Link, Title, Text Clip) to get a quick preview and pop to insert in the message.
• Haptic feedbacks.
• Optimized for latest iPhone: XS, XS Max.
• Supports both portrait and landscape orientations on the iPhone and the iPad.
Improves integration with Mastodon:
- Adds support for content warning message.
- Adds support for sensitive content media option.
Ratings and Reviews
Too many 5 star reviews? No way: This one deserves 6 stars
I’ve bought apps that didn’t live up to the promise of the positive reviews from others, and apps that promised much yet offered little.
This one is different: Even after reading all of the 5-star reviews and the features described here by the developer, you really can’t appreciate how fantastic, smart, easy and valuable this app is until you actually use it.
When sharing something I really like on FB and Twitter, it’s frustrating when the default preview image or article title misses the mark.
With the brilliant extension that integrates the app capabilities into every other app, it is shockingly easy to choose the best preview, use my own preview, tweak the headline and edit the post’s text blurb. Every post looks perfect and conveys what I want it to say.
But it gets even better: within the intuitive post composer, I can select any combination of my Facebook pages, FB feed, and the Twitter handles I have — then click send.
Done! The perfect post is shared to both platforms in the places I want it. No repetition, no jumping between apps, no hoops to jump through.
This is a 6 star app, and my sole complaint is that Apple, Facebook and Twitter should be ashamed that they didn’t offer these capabilities in their products from day one.
Is this really as great as the reviews say here? Buy it, and I am certain you’ll write your own review that says it’s even better.
Kudos. Solid. The gold standard.
even better than you think
yes, it links articles, photos, almost anything easily to twitter and facebook. even better is that it has the text photo option: select text and hit the share extension and the highlight is captured as a photo (which you easily change back to text if that’s your preference.
and EVEN BETTER, is that once you hit the linky extension, it has it’s own sharing extension!!! sharing within sharing. SO, i can find link a text photo with the link and title easily to say Day One or some other capture app.
SO GOOD. i am still discovering ways to use it.
Updated Review - 3 stars after reviewing the tutorial
I purchased & downloaded this because of the reviews and the authors’ ads saying it would help me putting quoted text and graphics, along with links on Facebook posts. That would be great! But the first few times I tried I couldn’t. The developer pointed me to a simple tutorial on using Linky, but I haven’t had time to wade through that yet.
I revised this rating from 1 to 3 stars after reviewing the tutorial.
Without a tutorial you may never get to use it
Developer Response ,
Sorry if you get confused by the app.
There is a Get Started guide if you go to Settings screen > Get Started with Linky. Here is the direct link for this guide: http://bit.ly/2lwTpOn
This guide explains how to install the share's app extension. This is where the real power of Linky lies. It also explains how to make text shots to quote some text.
You will also find some pro tips if you go to Settings screen > Tips tab.
You can contact us if you need more help.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.