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#1 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

Recent Docs, Folders, Apps + Favorites + Interaction with Open and Save Dialogs (now with auto path) 3.0

Features

  • List and open recent Finder items by category in a drill-down menu style
  • Just Now category listing the last 24 hours items
  • Make recent paths interact with Open and Save dialogs (including auto path)
  • Favorites: add custom files and/or folders

Usage

Browsing recent items

  • Keyword rec: will list all worflow categories; select a category or type to filter, e.g. rec do will list only the Documents category (see screenshot below)
  • Keyword justn: will list the very recent items of all categories; you can also set a hotkey to fast access this category
  • Keyword fav: will list your Favorite items. To Add an item to Favorites use Alfred File Action or while browsing any Recent Items category hold fn key and press Return; to remove an item from Favorites, go to Favorites, select the item, hold control key and press Return
  • Quick look: highlight any file or folder from any category and hit Shift key in order to preview the item (e.g. a document content)
  • Alfred File Action: highlight any recent item and hit right arrow key to bring Alfred File Actions (e.g. copy or email an item)

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Interacting with Open/Save dialogs - Part I

  • When a open/save dialog appears bring Alfred and use one of the Recent Items keywords such as rec
  • Now select an item from any category
  • Hold option key and hit Return
  • The path of the item will be passed to the open/save dialog

You can use the same approach to change the path from an existing Finder window.
The feature works from any category, keyword or hotkey.

Interacting with Open/Save dialogs - Part II: Auto Path

The feature saves the last used path per Application and you can use this feature to make a default folder for each application (e.g. only use the auto path when you want the most used folder for that application):

  • after an open/save dialog appears bring Alfred and type apath keyword and hit Return
  • the first time you use the feature for the application the Folders category will be displayed
  • select one item from there or any other Recent Items category, hold option key and hit return
  • the path will be passed to the dialog and it will also be recoreded
  • now the next time you type the keyword the saved path will be passed to the dialog automatically

There is also a hotkey for the auto path feature.

Drill-down menu

Based on the concept by robhor it displays categories and then, once inside one of them, a list of items.

In Recent Items you can also search within a category and a gentle backspace will bring the initial categories.

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What’s new

Version 3.0

  • Auto path
  • Improved favorites sorting
  • Improved recent items filter
  • Alleyoop 2.0 support

Version 2.0

  • Just Now category
  • Keyword justn for faster access
  • Hotkey for Just Now category
  • Small cosmetic changes
  • Support for Alleyoop

Download

Version 3.0
Release date: 09 Apr 2013
Made in OS X 10.8.3
Download now

PS: post wrote with Byword and converted using Markdown to BBCode workflow


Edited by Carlos-Sz, 09 April 2013 - 05:56 AM.

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#2 boomchaos

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:47 AM

Works perfectly! This is awesome :)



#3 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:31 AM

Works perfectly! This is awesome :)

 

Great! Thank you for your feedback.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

Great workflow, thanks!



#5 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:01 AM

Great workflow, thanks!

 

Thank you!



#6 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Workflow version 1.8 is out (25 Mar 2013)!

  • Favorites
  • improved drill-down menu
  • interaction with open/save OS X dialogs

See initial post for details.


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#7 Jono

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

 

Workflow version 1.8 is out (25 Mar 2013)!

  • Favorites
  • improved drill-down menu
  • interaction with open/save OS X dialogs

See initial post for details.

 

Excellent, thanks.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Works perfectly! 



#9 nickwild

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

Great thanks. A hotkey to the favourites would be perfect.

Thanks again

 

Love the interaction with the open/save dialogue!


Edited by nickwild, 25 March 2013 - 09:18 PM.


#10 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

Excellent, thanks.

 

 

Works perfectly! 

 

 

Great thanks. A hotkey to the favourites would be perfect.

Thanks again

 

Love the interaction with the open/save dialogue!

 

 

Thank you all.

 

Hotkeys will be added for sure.



#11 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

Version 1.9 is out!

 

Added hotkey to display Favorites category

 

See initial post for details.



#12 nickwild

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

Wow! Speedy work!

 

I can't get the interaction to work with the open/save box after the update, it comes up with a folder cannot be found error 

 

Also will this interaction work with attach for emails too (I use Outlook)

 

Thanks again for all your work on this.

Awesome!



#13 CarlosNZ

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Great stuff. Thanks for this. :)

 

(Just one small typo: "There are no favorit items" - missing an e there, buddy! ;) )


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#14 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:19 AM

Wow! Speedy work!

 

I can't get the interaction to work with the open/save box after the update, it comes up with a folder cannot be found error 

 

Also will this interaction work with attach for emails too (I use Outlook)

 

Thanks again for all your work on this.

Awesome!

 

I don’t have Outlook but basically the interaction will work as long as the open/save dialog supports Command+Shift+G to set the folder.

 

Regarding the issue, please try version 1.9.2 (see initial post)

 

Great stuff. Thanks for this. :)

 

(Just one small typo: "There are no favorit items" - missing an e there, buddy! ;) )

 

Thank you. Fixed. :)



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:18 AM

Brilliant. What a workflow!

 

Is there any way to amend the file types rather than scripts and plain text I would like Word docs and Excels docs?

 

Thanks again.



#16 phyllisstein

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:23 AM

Extraordinarily well done. Thanks!


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

I can't get it works . it always in state "Loading Recent Items" 

http://d.pr/i/pzQr



#18 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

Brilliant. What a workflow!

 

Is there any way to amend the file types rather than scripts and plain text I would like Word docs and Excels docs?

 

Thanks again.

 

Thank you.

 

Yes, it is possible. I’ll send you a PM about it.

 

Extraordinarily well done. Thanks!

 

Thank you.

 

I can't get it works . it always in state "Loading Recent Items" 

http://d.pr/i/pzQr

 

The one thing hard coded, and maybe it shouldn’t, is the Applications category icon that points to /Applications/App Store.app. Are you using Mountain Lion?

 

Anyway, please try to delete the workflow, download it and install it again. Once I got a corrupted download and got stuck in a Loading screen.



#19 Carlos-Sz

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

Version 1.9.5 is out with small improvements.

 

See initial post.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

The one thing hard coded, and maybe it shouldn’t, is the Applications category icon that points to /Applications/App Store.app. Are you using Mountain Lion?

Yes. I'm using Mountain Lion. But reinstalling the workflow with the new one seems fix the problem. Thanks





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