In our testing, Hyperlinker found 100% of all valid URLs, including those using the new gTLDs.
An intuitive interface makes creating thousands of hyperlinks as easy as clicking a button.
Hyperlinker's settings give you unparalleled control over your search parameters and output.
Why wait for your clients and readers to tell you their eBook links aren’t working?
|Feature||InDesign’s ‘Convert URLs to Hyperlinks’ script||Inkwire Hyperlinker|
|Choose your search scope (document, story or selection)||✓||✓|
|Choose whether to include master pages and footnotes||X||✓|
|Find web addresses||✓||✓|
|Find IP addresses||✓
(excluding naked IP addresses)
|Find new generic top-level domains (gTLDs)||✓
(excluding naked domains)
|Find incomplete URLs (naked domains)||✓
(excluding IP addresses and new TLDs)
|Find URLs with foreign or non‑ASCII characters||X||✓|
|Find email addresses||✓||✓|
|Find telephone numbers||X||✓|
|Add hyperlinks to custom search (GREP) results||X||✓|
|Add missing schemes (protocols) to hyperlink destinations||✓
|Append custom path fragments to hyperlink destinations||X||✓|
|Create both shared and non-shared hyperlink destinations||X
|Prevent unwanted line breaks||X||✓|
|Apply character styles to hyperlink source text||✓||✓|
|Clear unwanted character overrides from hyperlink source text||X||✓|
|Support for InDesign’s Visible Rectangle property||X||✓|
|Option to replace existing hyperlinks||X||✓|
|Hyperlink Panel names match URLs||X||✓|
|Safe to use with discretionary line breaks||X||✓|
|Safely undo the Convert All command with a single undo||X
(requires multiple undos)
|Script runs in a non-modal (palette-style) window||✓||✓|
|Safe to change active document while using script||X||✓|
|Settings are preserved when the script window is closed||X||✓|
This comparison is based on the latest released version of Adobe’s ‘Convert URLs to Hyperlinks’ script at the time of testing (Adobe InDesign CC 2020). Adobe’s script fails to find many perfectly valid URLs, particularly in older versions like CS6 (where it also fails to add missing schemes).
The first time I used Hyperlinker I was blown away by how quickly and seamlessly it was able to find and convert links in a large document. Thank you for this brilliant software that will save so much time (and sanity).
As a designer who needs to convert the print journals I produce into interactive PDFs, I was so relieved to find Hyperlinker. It makes what was previously a slow, tedious and error-prone process into a quick, easy and accurate one.
What a great script! This is a huge timesaver and does exactly what is needed for books that have a lot of links. I easily recouped the cost of the script within minutes.