April 20, 2020
My partner was working on a legal research project that required him to look at the search result pages for a long list of product names. Because copying and pasting each name from Excel into the browser was the most tedious part of his workflow, I made a little web app so he could paste a list of search terms and open the search results in new tabs. Also features some nice-looking widgets courtesy of my batch-mate Miles’s spiffy little component library.
Should this have been a React app? Should it have been a single command (
IFS="\n"; for i in $(pbpaste); do open "https://google.com/search?q=$i"; done)? Tell us in the comments.