a natural Spotify controller for Alfred
So, you’ve heard of Spotifious, eh? A natural Spotify controller for Alfred? Searchs Spotify, controls your music, generally rocks?
It’s built off a lot of other people’s work— PHPFunk and David Ferguson especially— and tries to match the functionality of Alfred’s integrated iTunes player. It’s not perfect, but it does the job. And I think it’s pretty cool.
It uses a slightly modified Entypo icon font face for icons.
A quick rundown of its coolness:
A controller, not a workflow
Spotifious just feels fun to use, like a real plugin for Alfred, not a workflow. It can do in-depth, album-scouring searches and gives you useful information. Not unlike the iTunes Mini Player.
Spotifious is also especially Alfred-like. Just start typing to scour Spotify’s servers for Music. Browse through artists and albums like nobody’s business using an intelligent menu system that leaves you in control.
Spotifious implements auto-updater Alleyoop to make sure it’s always up-to-date. It gives you a heads-up about what’s going on with Spotify the moment you start it. It also got a perfect score on its SATs.
Download & Install
Current version: v0.81
Detailed instructions available on GitHub.
- Download this repository. (Source)
- Open spotifious.alfredworkflow by double-clicking it or dragging it into Alfred.
- Bind the hotkey to ^⌘⏎.
- Continue on with your merry day.
How to Use
So let's assume you've downloaded and installed the workflow. Now what?
- Press ^⌘⏎
Good! You should briefly see a loading entry, then the main menu:
You can action the song title (press ⏎) to play or pause the song, action the album or artist to search for that album or artist, or just start typing to search for cool music.
Once you’ve searched for something, you can continue to browse albums and arists through Spotifious. Actioning an artist will bring up a list of their albums, and actioning an album will bring up the track list.
Note: You can always leave a menu and go back just by pressing ⌫.
This is a personal project. I host it on Github. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Be cool.
Edited by citelao, 25 June 2013 - 01:35 PM.