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Popclip Extension for highlighting in DEVONthink and PDF Expert

Last updated Sep 19, 2022

The Popclip Extension below makes highlighting selected text quick and easy in both PDF Expert and DEVONthink. (If you use something else to review PDFs, it should be trivial to edit the script to use that application and its menu items instead.)

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# PopClip Highlight
name: Highlight
required apps: [com.devon-technologies.think3, com.readdle.PDFExpert-Mac]
icon: symbol:highlighter
applescript: | # pipe character begins a multi-line string
  tell application "System Events"
    set frontApp to first application process whose frontmost is true
    set frontAppName to name of frontApp as string
    if frontAppName contains "PDF Expert" then
      tell application "System Events"
        tell application process "PDF Expert"
          click menu item "Highlight" of menu of menu bar item "Annotate" of menu bar 1
        end tell
      end tell
    else if frontAppName contains "DEVONthink 3" then
      tell application "System Events"
        tell application process "DEVONthink 3"
          click menu item "Highlight" of menu of menu bar item "Format" of menu bar 1
        end tell
      end tell
    end if
  end tell Popclip Extension for highlighting in DEVONthink and PDF Expert