Altough I didn’t use QuickCursor because it was already unavailable due OSX sandbox, I find myself every now and then needing something like it. Overview
You start typing in one application (e.g. a forum post, an email or a script in Apple Editor) then you realize you need a better editor or just want to type using your default text editor.
The common thing to do is select the text, copy it to the clipboard, open the text Editor, start a New Document then paste the content. After done you have to select the text, copy it to the clipboard then bring the initial application and finally paste the new content.
It’s not that hard but it can be faster... Usage
in the initial application optionally select some text
bring Alfred and type the keyword editwith
now select your text editor: just start typing to find it and hit return key
the editor will be opened with the text you have selected initially or blank if there was no text initially
after writing, bring Alfred and type the keyword pasteback (the workflow will select the text automatically)
the previous application will be displayed and the text will be pasted back
In addition, the workflow saves the last used text editor so you can easily use it with a hotkey:
Optionally select text in the initial application
Hit the Edit with hotkey labeled “Copy” (the first one in the workflow)
After writing hit the second hotkey named “Paste Back”. Done.
You can also utilize the keyword pastebbcode so you can convert markdown into BBCode and then paste to the initial application. It can be very handy if you'd like to write a forum post with your Markdown text editor. The conversion is based on Markdown to BBCode workflow. Check the supported Markdown syntax in the workflow help (keyword editwith?).
Release Date 09 Jun 2016
Edit With… for Alfred 2
Release Date 24 Aug 2014
Alfred 3 support
First step keyword is now editwith
Paste back keyword is now pasteback
New Paste BBCode Back keyword pastebbcode
New Help keyword editwith?
Hotkey for paste BBCode back
Removed Alleyoop support
Last used application listed right after the keyword ew (use the keyword at least once)
Curor at the end of the initial text too
The workflows detects if there is an initial selection otherwise it will select all text
The initial step does not require any text at all so you can start with a blank document
Supports Alfred 2.0.3 (187) AppleScript improvements
Cursor at the end of new pasted text
The initial text selection is optional
When the new text is ready the workflow will select it
Alleyoop 2 support