Install SearchLink without the Terminal hassle

I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that SearchLink can now be installed without any command line mucking around. It’s just a matter of downloading and double-clicking to enjoy all of the SearchLink magic.

Thanks to the “Stupid JSON” script by Mislav Marohnić I was able to embed the JSON parser directly into the Service, meaning no more gem install required. I’ve tested it on Ruby 1.8.7 (Lion/Mountain Lion) and 2.0 (Mavericks) and haven’t run into any issues1.

Because of the new structure of the script — and just because it’s way smarter — it’s highly recommended that you make use of the ~/.searchlink file for configuration instead of directly editing the script. There’s more information on this in the documentation.

Download the latest version below, and if you’re new to SearchLink, be sure to check out the project page.

SearchLink v2.2.14

Generate Markdown links from web searches without leaving your editor.

Published 11/10/14.

Updated 02/27/20. Changelog

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  1. Aside from initial encoding errors, but that always happens and they should be fixed now.

Brett Terpstra

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