Protocaller



Everybody likes url protocols, they just don't know it. They are the little function that lets you click on a hyperlink anywhere on your computer and it opens the link's webpage in your default browser.

Another kind of url protocol is the one that starts an email in your default email client when you click on someone's email address; this is called a "mailto" link. A lesser known one is called a "callto" link which enables click-to-call functionality for voip phone clients.

Sometimes, programs will let you use your own custom hyperlinks. That is where Protocaller comes in. This program will register itself as a url protocol, and provide you with a way to redirect that hyperlink to programs of your choice. Then, when you create the right url links in your protocol-enabled applications, Protocaller will launch the application with your parameter.

For example, you can create an html file with a link like this, and it will open the text file for you when you click the link.

<a href="run:np:c:some++folderermyfile.txt">Notepad URL Link</a>

There is no UI for this program and it only runs when the url protocol is called upon.  This can be used not only in html pages, but in other applications that support url protocols and create hyperlinks, such as TreeDBNotes and KeyNote.

Protocaller also supports commandline switches.

The help text is complete, but it is a little advanced and a little tricky, but works like a charm.

  • 1.2 Version
  • 391 Downloads
  • 41kb File Size
  • February 16, 2019 Release Date
  • n/a Creation Date
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