# Zettelkasten Forum

I would like to add links directly to ZK from the Brave browser. There is an addon that can personalize the add service (AddToAny), but I do not know how to construct the url. I tried this, but does not work. Any idea?

zkn:///share?link=${link}&title=${title}

the part that the addon suggest is this:
share?link=${link}&title=${title}

• What is the problem that you are trying to solve with the URLs?

• To make the url work... here is the addon:

• edited November 2021

It sure looks like it is meant to interface a webserver. Most webbrowser prevent you from using file paths for security reasons and "AddToAny" likely does this, too. You need software for your Zettelkasten which runs on localhost or any other http server. Where does zkn come from?

my first Zettel uid: 202008120915

• @zk_1000 said:
It sure looks like it is meant to interface a webserver. Most webbrowser prevent you from using file paths for security reasons and "AddToAny" likely does this, too. You need software for your Zettelkasten which runs on localhost or any other http server. Where does zkn come from?

Read it somewhere in this forum

• @jaganat Which app are you using? Our own thearchive:// URL prefix works with The Archive only, for example

Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

• The idea is to copy the link of the current page in Brave and paste it in The Archive.

I tried:

thearchive:///share?link=${link}&title=${title}

but it just opens The Archive, does not paste the link.

• thearchive:// doesn't currently support an action to automate note creation with content, see:

Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

• OK, thank you! I created a system in TA for task management and wanted to have the cherry on top with the ability to automate the input of urls to see later, etc. Great app and community here.

• @jaganat said:
The idea is to copy the link of the current page in Brave and paste it in The Archive.

I tried:

thearchive:///share?link=${link}&title=${title}

but it just opens The Archive, does not paste the link.

If I understand your question, and I probably don't, you what to be in The Archive and click on a link and have Brave open with the appropriate link?

This scheme requires Brave to have x-callback-urls.
What you want is a link pasted in The Archive that is in the format of:
brave://x-callback-url/open?url=https://brave.com/

According to their forums, this used to work but doesn't now.

Hmmm.

Take two.
Copy the link into The Archive, and when clicked on, it should open Brave and go to the URL if Brave is your default browser. If not, you can right-click on the link and select Open With.

Take three.
Maybe I don't understand. You could be asking for a web scraper that would populate The Archive with web content, but that would be antithetical to zettelkasting ethos. It would turn The Archive into something like Evernote - a collection dump of "what to read" junk.

Will Simpson
I'm a futzing, second-guessing, backtracking, compulsive oversharing, ZK-maniac, in other words, your typical zettelnant.
Research areas: Attention Horizon, Productive Procrastination, Dzogchen, Non-fiction Creative Writing, Cognitive Workload, Python, Data Science
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• edited November 2021

Thank you Will for your ideas. There is an extension for Brave (AddToAny) that permits custom links (see screenshot above). So, the idea is to be in the browser and click on the extension to populate a zettle with the link and description of the current web page. I use TA for investigation mainly with the lightning fast search, extracting info from 70.000 files. But the app is so flexible that I made a separate folder with a task manager and that browser implementation would be populating my "see later" section.