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  1. 2 points
    Cue the complaints: why is Alfred littering my file system with random 0 byte files with no extension?
  2. 2 points
    I’d be surprised if there are nine more people in the whole user base who want this feature. Given that, if I were the one building Alfred I’d outright refuse it. This is one of those features that is just asking for people to turn it on to see what it does, and now it changed their Workflows and they don’t understand why, cue bug reports. I strongly believe this is one of those features that on the whole would consume human time, rather than save it.
  3. 2 points
    Please refer to the Github page for full documentation. Or download here. Basically, this is a workflow that allows you to create and view your self-defined cheatsheets. "It was designed to help remind *nix system administrators of options for commands that they use frequently, but not frequently enough to remember". Alfred makes your cheat sheets searchable and enables a very quick glance at some commands with your finger tips. This project was inspired by a command-line project cheat, extended its capability and yet acts as an independent tool. If you use "cheat" before, you can safely import your old cheat sheets in one hit. If you haven't heard of "cheat", you can start accumulating knowledges by writing your cheat sheets and make them searchable. To list all your cheat: cheat To search and list the content of one of your cheat: cheat <sheet name>. Fuzzy search and autocomplete is supported. To search in a specific sheet indexed by some keyword: cheat <sheet name> <keyword>. To search across all your sheets for some keyword: cheat --search <keyword> Autocomplete and fuzzy search are supported of course. For more detail and a git demo, refer to the Github page please.
  4. 2 points
    This is really useful. Thank you for making this workflow!
  5. 2 points
    Call qapps and all apps excluding the ones you set in the keep_alive Workflow Environment Variable will quit. The Finder is added to the exclusion list by default, unless you set kill_finder to true. You’ll need to use the exact names of the apps as they present themselves to the system. To prevent multiple from quitting, separate their names with commas. qprocesses will kill all processes, subject to the same keep_alive and kill_finder settings, meaning even things in the background that you don’t see will be asked to quit. Note both options ask the apps to exit (SIGTERM) instead of telling them (SIGKILL). If you need to force processes to terminate, consider ProcessControl instead. Download | Source
  6. 2 points
    There are definitely improvements planned for the internal search over time
  7. 2 points
    ? keyword lets you effectively search Alfred. However it does strict search so you are forced to start search query with how the actual workflow name starts. No fuzzy searching is supported. It would be awesome if ability to fuzzy search through results was added. Thank you.
  8. 2 points
    This is definitely an issue, imo. I've got a bunch of workflows called "XYZ Bookmarks" (Firefox Bookmarks, Pinboard Bookmarks etc.), and Alfred considers none of them to be matches for the query "bookmarks". The preferences search stands out in particular, but I think this is generally an issue with Alfred's filtering outside of its default results. There, it does a fantastic job of learning and adapting to my own usage patterns. In most other places, I have to adapt my usage to suit Alfred instead because its matching is so strict. You can't search both track and artist fields in the iTunes Mini Player, which is a very natural way to search for something like a song (the iTunes library is such a perfect fit for a SQLite database with FTS, too). I can't select my "Rename for Web" File Action with "rw" (or "rfw" or "renweb" or anything that isn't the start of "rename" or "for" or "web"). I can filter to "Application Support" with "as" when I navigate to ~/Library, but that also matches a bunch of other folders, and a more precise query like "appsup" (which is what I would naturally use) doesn't work. I don't expect (or want) full-on fuzzy search everywhere, but it's a perfect fit for File Filters, and Navigation Mode would benefit greatly from being more flexible, too, imo. I want Alfred to learn from and adapt to me, like it does with its default results. Currently, Alfred's strict filtering means it's the other way around.
  9. 2 points
    @vitor thank you for creating this! I have tried every other Alfred timer workflow out there — Timer, Simple Timer, EggTimer 2 — and none of them have worked consistently. This is so helpful!
  10. 2 points
    Overview here, with the latest release you can install here. Summary of the current features (6-30-19): You can search for title and author using the keyword search (default is "ib"). You can also use options as follows (in the format "ib -a" for each option, respectively): -a search by author only -t search by title only -g search by genre only -h get available options for using this workflow By default, if a title doesn't have a genre, Alfred Books won't be able to search for it. While searching, you can press ⌘L to see some metadata about the selected title; this includes: title and author, genre, percentage read, description While searching, pressing ⇧ (shift) on a selected title will attempt to show a cover and the actual filename. While searching, pressing your action button (one of the following: → (right arrow), fn, ctrl, ⇥ (tab)) will allow you to act directly on the Books file. Be cautious here, as modifying the file from this interface may cause inconsistencies with the Books sqlite database, causing you to need to modify the actual sqlite database if you say modify or delete a file here. This software (currently) only searches for downloaded books by confirming an accessible path to said file in the Books sqlite database. If they're on iCloud and not downloaded, they won't show up in Alfred Books! If you have any issues whatsoever using this software, or if you have recommendations for features, please visit: https://github.com/codycodes/alfred-books/issues
  11. 2 points

    Alfred Filter: fuzzy matching

    I'd like to open up a feature request to have "Fuzzy" matching as one of result filtering options that Alfred handles. This would improve some of my workflows quite a bit. This can be achieved by running other script based tools or implementing the search within your own script, but it would make things easier, if it was already built into Alfred.
  12. 2 points
    This is now fixed in the 4.0.3 b1091 pre-release
  13. 2 points
    @nikivi funny you should ask - I had actually made the required changes to the framework during Alfred 4's development but didn't actually get around to implementing this in the contacts viewer. I'll add this in for the next release Cheers, Andrew
  14. 2 points
    I've updated all of my workflows on https://github.com/raguay/MyAlfred. There are 69 workflows that I've created and use regularly (most of them). If you have any questions or problems, feel free to let me know. Since all of these were created with a need that I had, they might not all work for what you need. But, play around with them and experiment and you will learn a lot! No, I will not be updating each of my individual listings in the Alfred forum or in Packal.org. That is just too large of a job for no benefit. Just get them from my GitHub account. The Alfred 2 and 3 versions are still there in their own directories. Since I don't have Alfred 2 or 3 installed anymore, I will not be updating them. Richard Guay
  15. 2 points

    Alfred Filter: fuzzy matching

    +1 from me (to nobody’s surprise). I would definitely love to see some more options for Alfred’s filtering. Fuzzy, OR, AND, and perhaps XOR (which is generally unintuitive, but sometimes useful). Fuzzy search, in particular, allows users to train Alfred to adapt to the way they think/work. The way filtering currently works, I rather have the feeling that I’m learning to adapt my queries to what suits Alfred.
  16. 1 point
    Alfred works fine with Python 3. You can use your existing, Python 3 script by setting Language to External Script.
  17. 1 point
    Overview Workflow to display recent Finder files and folders featuring: 5 default categories 2 custom categories Favorites, including a file action Keywords and hotkeys for Favorites and all categories apart Interaction with Open/Save dialogs and Finder Go To Folder Preview, reveal, open or use Alfred file actions Usage Show Alfred and type the keyword rec: You can also use the category keyword if you prefer to access the recent files directly, without an initial menu: Now: keyword now Folders: keyword fol Applications: keyword apps Documents: keyword docs Downloads: keyword dow Custom Category 1: keyword c1 Custom Category 2: keyword c2 Favorites: keyword fav In addition, there is a hotkey for the keyword rec, Favorites and all categories apart. Note that all keywords, as well as the hotkeys, can be changed (go to Alfred Preferences > Workflows). Finally, once inside a category you have the following actions: Return key: open the file or folder Command key: reveal the file or folder in Finder Option key: pass the file/older path to an open/save dialog or Finder window Control key: add/remove an item to/from Favorites Shift key: preview (Quick Look) the file or folder Custom Categories You can set up to two custom categories: Show Alfred and type the keyword recpref Select a category to configure and press return key Type an unique category name with at least 3 characters Type one or more (separated by comma) file types e.g.: com.adobe.pdf,public.plain-text To find a file type you can use Alfred Metadata Analyzer. To remove a custom category press command key while highlighting one of them in recpref. Favorites All files or folders set as a favorite item will remain in the list no matter how old they are. To add an item to Favorites just highlight a file or folder, hold control key and press return key. To remove an item go to Favorites, highlight an item, hold control key and press return key. You can also add items utilizing Alfred File Action (accepts multiple files). Note that Favorites has also its own keyword (fav) and hotkey. Interacting with Open/Save Dialog or Finder You can pass a recent file or folder path, or an item in Favorites, to an open/save dialog or even the current Finder window to go to that folder: when an open/save dialog is displayed type the keyword rec or any other category keyword find an item (a file or folder or an item from Favorites), highlight it, hold option key and press return key wait a bit so the workflow can load and paste the item path Default Folder The workflow remembers the last path used per application. To use the feature just type the keyword df when an open/save dialog is displayed. If the workflow was never used for the application, or the path does not exist anymore, then the keyword rec will be automatically triggered so you can select a path from a file or folder. There is also a hotkey to make things even faster. Make sure to give the feature time to process because e.g. if you hold keyboard keys way too long then the feature may not work as expected. What’s new Up to 2 custom categories (keyword recpref) Downloads category Keyword for each category Hotkey for each category Multiple files in Add to Favorites file action Changed Auto-path to Default Folder (keyworod df) Changed Just Now category to Now Added Help (keyword rechelp) Update to Alfred 2.3 features Several internal improvements Download Version 4.2 Release date: 19 Jun 2016 Requires Alfred 3 Download
  18. 1 point

    [SOLVED] Remove single clip from history

    @ssppjj Use Function + Backspace to remove a single item Cheers, Vero
  19. 1 point

    [SOLVED] Search files within folder

    Create a workflow and look for the File Filter object. It is especially made for searching files and that you can set a specific scope. Look here for more information on it: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/inputs/file-filter/
  20. 1 point

    Directory size alert

    No, afraid not. By design, Alfred does not do anything unless you explicitly tell it to. It just sits as quietly as possible in the background. You have to call Alfred; it does not call you. You'd need something like Hazel, which is an application specifically designed for monitoring directories. Keyboard Maestro can likely do it too, because it can do pretty much everything.
  21. 1 point
    This is a different problem. This is a workflow that is simply a file scanner that is set to scan a specific kind of files in a specific directory ( ~/Library/Mail ). This is a specific configuration that work with Apple Mail since Mail put its email database inside a folder hierarchy composed of .emlx files which can be directly accessed by Finder. Spark uses a different database composed of SQLite files. Therefore, the workflow you are linking (or a modified version) can't be used with Spark and you would need to create a new one that can interface with the SQLite database. If you want to go this route and create your own workflow, you can have a look and find Spark's data folder here: ~/Library/Group Containers/3L68KQB4HG.group.com.readdle.smartemail
  22. 1 point
    @Appu Mohan, some time ago I did a plugin for Spark to work with Alfred. You can have a look at the attached discussion link for the download file and how to install it. But in short, download the applescript file here and drop it into your folder at `~/Library/Application Support/Alfred/Plugins/Email/Spark.applescript` Hope this helps!
  23. 1 point
    Appu Mohan

    IMDB Search Suggest

    Is the workflow dead ?? "No Suggestions Found" !! How to make it work ?? I am using the Movies & Tv show search workflow, which works great. Still i would love to search directly in imdb.
  24. 1 point
    You can create a custom Web Search in Alfred Preferences with onepassword://search/{query} as the Search URL (http://bit.ly/2XK09ON). If your search string is unique enough, it'll open 1Password.app with the highlighted record. This works well, but even better would be a workflow that populates a filtered dropdown list of matching items. I'm not sure if this is available (if not, perhaps one can be hacked together using https://support.1password.com/command-line/ or another API?).
  25. 1 point
    ⌥ OPTION KEY + ← ( left arrow ) to remove the last item from the buffer. See Features > File Seach > Buffer for all key combinations.
  26. 1 point

    Snippets: Case insensitive

    It's be great if there was an option to make snippet matching to be case insensitive (and to match the existing case). I'm currently having to add multiple options for each entry to match captial first letters which is a bit of a pain. Thanks
  27. 1 point
    Awesome, that was it—thank you Vitor! In short to enable Spotlight index for a mounted volume: mdutil /Volumes/myvolume -i on See here for details: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20050430233117572
  28. 1 point
    Seems this workflow needs to be updated both to work with Alfred 4, and to use an updated API. It's currently trying to use https://api.fixer.io, which has been deprecated. I tried setting up the new version of fixer.io's api with a free key but it still has errors. I really hope this plugin gets an update - I used it quite often when it was working.
  29. 1 point
    The problem is that many fill-in snippets have multiple placeholders, which is where Alfred is weak. If you only have one placeholder, and it doesn't need to be inserted in multiple places, you can usually just use the cursor macro instead. @csaborio's and @Vero's examples would both work fine with cursor positioning. Here's one of my Markdown fill-ins from Typinator: --- title: {{?Title}} date: {YYYY}-{MM}-{DD} draft: {{?Draft<false>}} tags: {{?Tags}} partner: {{?Partner}} --- {^} <!--more--> There are four placeholders there. To implement that with Snippet Triggers, I'd need to add a Keyword + Args & Vars for each placeholder. That's a lot of work compared to typing a few curly braces. Here's the Typinator UI: You can tab back and forth between the fields (in case you made a typo). You can leave the window to copy some text from somewhere else and it won't disappear. With Alfred, you have to pop up the query box for each field in turn, and there's no going back or leaving the app. If you don't get it right first time, you have to start over. You can do some amazing stuff with Snippet Triggers, but they are not well suited to this particular task. For development, I'd generally recommend using your editor's built-in snippet engine rather than a separate application. They typically work much better because they are aware of things like indentation level, which an external application like Alfred couldn't possibly know.
  30. 1 point
    That's understood. To be clear, I'm not complaining about the lack of the feature, I'm questioning the value of suggesting Snippet Triggers as an alternative to the fill-in snippets offered by other snippet apps. They are a poor fit for this task (UX, comparatively enormous effort), even if they can technically be used to achieve the desired results.
  31. 1 point
    My fav timer app because it keeps making a sound, and so it's particular useful when you've left your computer and just come back 😄 An added ability to write down a timer name or reminder would be amazing! (I normally use this when cooking, so it'd be great to write 'take out the vegetables' lol
  32. 1 point
    @Andrew, great addition, thanks! Just played a bit with it and this will be useful, but I was wondering if it would be possible to make it so it filters the list or the Up/Down arrows jump between fields that match the query? For example, if I have a Work Phone Number + a Work Address, I could type "work" and use the arrows to jump between those fields.
  33. 1 point
    I would love to start using Alfred’s file buffer more often, especially with some of the nice additions made in Alfred 4. However, Alfred is in dire need of better Finder-Buffer integration. Either of the following would solve this: a File Action that adds files to the Buffer, or a Hotkey that can be used to add files directly from Finder to the Buffer (i.e., in Preferences → Features → File Search → Buffer). Under the current setup, the ability to use a hotkey to file action files from Finder is great (Preferences → Features → Actions → Selection Hotkey), but it doesn’t help with situations where you want to action the file more than once. Several people have created workflows that effectively mimic Allred’s keystrokes, but they’re all pretty fragile (example). In addition, I still haven’t found any that work with multiple files. This feels like something that ought to be addressed on a system-wide basis. Alfred’s a great butler, but I think he can carry even more things! 😉 Thanks for your consideration.
  34. 1 point

    [SOLVED] Quit all except [named app]

    Totally understandable, thank you for your interest.
  35. 1 point
    It's working now, thanks!
  36. 1 point
    Just tested it out @Andrew, works incredibly well. Thanks.
  37. 1 point
    I just want to offer a quick solution for anyone who happens to share my particular situation and is having trouble with this workflow. This only applies to you if you did a fresh install of Alfred 4 (the app, we aren't talking about your license) rather than an upgrade from Alfred 3. I got a new mac and used it as a chance to do a fresh install of Alfred 4, which keeps workflows in a different directory than before, breaking several workflows that used to work just fine. Alfred 3 files: ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 3 Alfred 4 files: ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred ℹ️NOTE: If your computer already has the Alfred 3 directory, this solution is NOT for you. This workflow (and probably others like it) is using a hard coded path to the Alfred 3 directory and failing because it doesn't exist. Fortunately the solution is quite simple. Open terminal and type the following command, AFTER you replace both instances of `USERNAME` with the name of your home directory. Only use absolute paths for creating a symlink. ln -s "/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Alfred" "/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Alfred 3" * Never trust code you get from strangers on the internet. Know your system. Know the command you're using. Don't use it if you aren't sure. Press [Enter] after you enter the command in terminal. If it looks like nothing happened in terminal, you did it right. Yay! If you see a message, it's probably an error message, and ... you're on your own. Hopefully this helps someone else. @Carlos-Sz - Thanks for the great workflow. It's easily one of my most used. Cheers!
  38. 1 point
    @gerrymcil, that's exactly what the screenshot two posts above you covers. Let me know if you have any issues with it!
  39. 1 point
    I absolutely love this workflow, and I use it every day! One thing I've tried to change myself but I'm having no luck in doing it at all. Is there a way to paste to the emoji just by hitting the return key rather than the [cmd]+[return] I want to hit the return key on the emoji and have it paste directly to the foremost app instead of having to use the hotkey. I'm sorry if this has already been covered I've seen stuff around this, but as a total novice at these workflows, I may have missed the point in other posts.
  40. 1 point
    File action to rename the selected directory or file (preserving the extension). Use Alfred to pick what you want to rename and choose Rename as the action. Alfred’s main window will appear and you type a new name (don’t include the file extension). Download | Source
  41. 1 point
    In the meantime you could use this AppleScript to send ESC to Alfred on alfred_script(q) tell application "Alfred 4" to activate tell application "System Events" to key code 53 end alfred_script
  42. 1 point
    Duh, you're right. Put in the absolute path to the system PHP ('/usr/bin/php') and it works again. Was using the Homebrew version based on the path.
  43. 1 point
    The new snippet feature is great. Would be even greater to have fill-ins in snippets. Especially since Text-expander has become very expensive; this will be the perfect textexpander replacer!
  44. 1 point
    Can confirm. It does exactly what it says on the tin.
  45. 1 point

    Add support for mailmate email client

    The mailmate emails client (http://freron.com) is gaining a lot of traction recently. I use it as my primary email client and would love to see support added in Alfred.
  46. 1 point
    Hi, Latest version can be downloaded from: https://github.com/jaroslawhartman/TimeZones-Alfred https://jhartman.pl/tag/alfred/ http://www.packal.org/workflow/timezones-2 At time of writing, v2.6 is the latest. Best regards, Jarek
  47. 1 point
    Description: Shows summary information about your laptop battery (charge, time, status, charge cycles, and health - % of maximum charge your battery can now hold compared to its original design capacity) Usage: enter the keyword "battery" Tested on: Mountain Lion, MacBook Pro Download: from here
  48. 1 point

    Find and open Sublime Text Projects

    Just released v3. Rewrote the workflow in Go for much speed Add ability to open project folders New, prettier icons
  49. 1 point
    This is not necessarily a workflow I am sharing but something I use that I love and would really love to share with you. It allows me to use and manipulate all the great workflows you kind people have created and share and use them seamlessly. It also allows me to spike up my usage stats by some pretty wild numbers : The reason is that I don't ever really activate anything using hotkeys any more. I use something called 'sticky keys' and I have achieved using Karabiner. [Here](https://github.com/nikitavoloboev/dotfiles/tree/master/karabiner) is my repository with my config file for Karabiner. I have also put a readme in there to show how I use it and what for. You can just clone the repository and use the settings and change them to what you consider best for you. I hope you will like it too. Tell me what you think of it and if you managed to get it to work. You can ask any question you have about the config file I have as it is pretty lengthy.
  50. 1 point
    Sridhar Katakam

    Popclip Alfred Extension

    I am trying to understand the possible use cases for this extension..
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