[MlMt] Has anyone integrated IA Writer with MM?

Rob Russell rob at sumware.co.nz
Tue Apr 13 16:56:42 EDT 2021

On 13 Apr 2021, at 7:23, Edward Thome wrote:

> On 10 Apr 2021, at 20:01, Rob Russell wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I see that IA Writer has url scheme.
>> 1. Does this mean it would be possible to create a bundle that 
>> integrates IA Writer as an editor for MailMate?
>> 2. Has anyone done this?
>> Thanks
>> Rob
>> NZ_______________________________________________
> I haven’t written a bundle for it, but if I control-click in the 
> composer window of anything that I’ve written in IA Writer, the 
> contextual menu that comes up offers me the chance to Share to 
> MailMate and then after saying yes to a dialog, a new MailMate 
> composer window comes up with the IA Writer composition as the body.  
> The composer window seems to come up as “Plain Text” by default, 
> but upon selection of Markdown, all appears as it should.  If you 
> select only a portion of the text in your IA Writer composer window, 
> then that is all that will appear in the MailMate composer window.
> Drafts.app can also be used to compose communication and then Share to 
> MailMate (or Messages or Notes or Reminders or Omnifocus…).
> Best,
> Ed

Thanks for that Ed,

The display of markdown in IA Writer is definitely interesting. It’s 
all about that focus mode, I think.

I see that the share option is available, because MailMate loads that 
Share option to operating system, however that is one way communication.

What I was looking for was the ability create a reply to an email, send 
it to IA Writer, edit and then close the window causing it to save in 
MailMate. This is how it works with BBEdit, for example.

When looking at the BBEdit bundle, the bin script calls the command line 
BBEdit executable. However, IA Writer uses URL schemes to communicate 
and I suspect the call-back feature here should be at play. I suspect 
there is a way to script the opening such URLs from the command line, 
though this is beyond my Ken at the moment.

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