But, the files end up in the Downloads folder. Wouldn’t it be great to move .md files immediately to an Obsidian folder for future reference?
Enter Apple’s Automater.
Here is how:
- Open Automater and make a new Folder Action. Select “Downloads”.
- Run an Applescript inside this automation.
tell application "Finder" move (every file of folder "Downloads" of home whose name extension is "md") to POSIX file "!replaceMeWithPathToYourObsidianFolder" with replacing end tell
- Tell your browser to automatically download files without asking for it’s location. (It’s somewhere under
- Use MarkDownloader as normal. Click ‘Download’ in the extension’s pop-up.
Voila. The article gets moved to your Vault in the background.
Extra tip: I added a #readlater tag to the downloaded files with the MarkDownloader options. Then used the Dataview plugin to list all of the ‘up next’ articles with that tag.