Newbie - I need a hyperlink

When I select the Drafts Quick Capture

I get the following in Drafts:

MacFormat

How do I get the hyperlink?

This is not what I see in drafts.

Quick Capture is triggered from an application by selecting content, then (right click) the context menu, then Share > Drafts. This shares the selected plain text to Drafts.

A hyperlink is rich text consisting of the link text and the URL, not plain text. Only the link text part is picked up, the URL being the rich part is not.

If it is the URL you want for a web page you are on, rather than a URL in the selected text, and you are using Safari, then sharing via the toolbar share button and selecting the same share service will result in the URL of the web page being passed to Drafts in addition to the selected content (as plain text).

There are some details about these in the documentation.

From your original post, it looks like there is a link as I can see the MacFormat link posted. Perhaps it is doing exactly what it should and it is your interpretation of what it has done? Then again, it may well be that it has not, but that an option exists to work around what you want to do and get the information into Drafts in an automated way. But in order to ensure that any suggestions are fit for purpose, it would be useful to know more about what you want to do.

For example:

  • What app are you copying content from?
  • What URL do you want?
  • What format would you like the final URL in - just the URL, Markdown, raw HTML, something else?

If you were posing Markdown above, because this forum converts Markdown, it is often useful to wrap it in triple back tick characters.

For example,


MacFormat
https://apple.news/IOnvEHVBkQAyKW6niSlZE-g
[Drafts Forum](https://forums.getdrafts.com)

is interpreted by the forum software and shown like this


MacFormat


Drafts Forum

But if you wrap it in triple back ticks.


```
MacFormat
https://apple.news/IOnvEHVBkQAyKW6niSlZE-g
[Drafts Forum](https://forums.getdrafts.com)
```

When posted on the forum it looks like this


MacFormat
https://apple.news/IOnvEHVBkQAyKW6niSlZE-g
[Drafts Forum](https://forums.getdrafts.com)

Hope that helps.