Provide selected URL (or selected text) to other apps on macos



Description of the issue:
I am using brave on macos. I also use Things (a GTD app), which can grab information from other apps and creates todos from these information.

You need to grant permission to the Things Helper app, so that it is allowed to control other apps, it gets the information (selected URLs, selected text, …) from.

It works currently with Safari and Chrome (it doesn’t work with Firefox), just to name a few browsers.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
1.1. open Safari, put url in the address field
1.2. use the shortcut for the Things Helper (command+option+I) in my case
1.3. A new todo is shown containing a link to the page and the name of the page
2.1 Open Brave, put url in the address field
2.2 use the shortcut for the Things Helper (command+option+I) in my case
2.3 A new todo is shown but it doesn’t contain anything

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Brave should allow control by Things to get the information

Reproduces how often:
every time

Brave Version(about:brave):
Version 0.59.35 Chromium: 72.0.3626.81 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):
Additional Information:


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I did. Is it ok like it is now?
Is it understandable?


Yes, thank you very much for editing and providing the additional info. Last thing, would you mind linking me to the extension you’re referring to so I can test it on my end? I believe I have the right one but I want to confirm before I advise.


Sure, here is the link:

You need to setup not only Things but also the Things helper (a small app to make this cross-app exchange possible)