This little bit of TextExpander & Markdown kung-fu from Dr Drang is awesome. Sure it’s been done before in other ways, for me however this one makes the most sense and slots into my writing workflow so easily.
The motivation is simple: you’re going to write a post, and your research links are open in tabs in your browser. Instead of creating the links one at a time as you write the post, you create them all in one fell swoop down at the bottom of the file and then refer to them as you write.
If you use it, just make sure you set the content type to Applescript!