*the app doesn’t open ->don’t panic!
Register your own URL protocol scheme
LinCastor enables you to register your own custom URL protocol scheme (e.g. mylink://foo/bar) and associate it with an application, shell or AppleScript handler.
As most OS X application support embedding links as part of a text, a custom URL protocol scheme provides a great way to connect different applications together or trigger custom workflows. For example: a link jira://issue1234 could open a JIRA tracker with specific issue. This link could then be placed in iCal’s reminder or any other text fields supporting links.
❖ link to anything, anywhere
- terminal:embedding shell commands as a link
Open a link in specific browser
Another use-case is to associate well knows URL schemes with specific application. For example: firefox-http://www.xyz.com could open http://www.xyz.com in the Firefox instead of the default browser. Or chrome-https://mail.google.com in the Chrome.
Call a shell script directly from a browser
Sometimes you just want to call your shell script directly from a browser to do some custom processing. For example; download the entire site using
wget -r. LinCastor’s bookmarklets coupled with built-in HTTP server make this easy to do.