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  1. 9 points
    I added /System/Applications to the Search Scope list in Preferences -> Features -> Default Results and now the Apple installed apps show up in Alfred
  2. 5 points
    Acidham

    Search Alfred Workflows (Alfred 4)

    Search Alfred Workflows Alfred Workflows help to search in Title, Keyword, Description of a workflow and open it in various actions. Requires Alfred 4! Github: https://github.com/Acidham/search-alfred-workflows Options ENTER - Shows a list of keywords in the workflow and starts the workflow with a keyword CMD - For addtional Actions: Copy path to Clipboard Open WF Folder in Terminal (cd ) Reveal in Finder Open in ForkLift (requires ForkLift installed) Config exclude_disabled: True - ignore disabled workflow in search terminal_path: EMPTY opens in macOS shell or path to custom terminal
  3. 4 points
    Acidham

    Search Alfred Workflows (Alfred 4)

    Done and released on Git!
  4. 4 points
    Vero

    Alfred 4 is coming in June! :D

    In case you haven't seen our tweet from a few days ago... Prepare your keyboards and stretch those finger muscles, Alfred 4 is coming in June! We've posted a very high-level list of just some of the features and improvements you can look forward to here: https://www.alfredapp.com/v4/ You'll answer find answers to questions about upgrades, and an email signup if you'd like to hear about Alfred 4 as soon as it's available!
  5. 3 points
    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!
  6. 3 points
    raguay.customct

    What is a 'Legendary Licence'?

    It should be an option on the Power Pack page of the Preferences program so that we can really use it as a tip jar at any time!
  7. 3 points
    vitor

    Wrong shortcut

    Alfred uses Spotlight’s metadata. If you “Get Info” on iTunes, you’ll see it has the following keywords: “Music, Radio, Apple Music, Apple Radio, iTunes Radio, Beats 1, Beats One, B1, iCloud Music Library, Apple Music Connect, My Music”. The “L” in “iCloud Music Library” is the likely culprit.
  8. 3 points
    Acidham

    Alfred Markdown Notes

    Markdown Notes help to manage Markdown files in a directory with powerful full text search (supports & and |), tag search or search for todos ( - [ ] or * [ ]) . It also allows to quickly create new notes based on custom templates. I started to write this to replace the ton of Note taking apps that I used a while ago. I spent a lot of time to get this to work and the setup is a bit complex but once you went thru the steps it can indeed replace your note taking app. The best MD Editor for this purpose is Typora but any other MD editor works as well. Download at Git as usual: https://github.com/Acidham/alfred-markdown-notes
  9. 3 points
    targumanu

    Mac App Store Search

    Search the Mac App Store and view search results with artwork previews right in Alfred. Open search results in App Store.app (default behavior) Quick Look search results' preview pages right in Alfred (press Shift, the Quick Look feature must be enabled in Alfred's preferences) Open search results' preview pages in your default browser (modifier key — Command) The workflow's preferences (keyword — masprefs) allow you to set the maximum search results limit and preferred store country, as well as clear the artwork cache. Additional keywords allow you to open the App Store app's Purchases (“masp”) and Updates (“masu”) tabs. Download
  10. 3 points
    I have something in the works which I think will make you very happy with regards to this. That's all I'm saying for now
  11. 3 points
    deanishe

    First party sync service

    CloudKit may work just fine for applications that manage their own data using its APIs, but that isn't Alfred. A lot of the files being synced don't belong to Alfred: they belong to workflows. As a result, Alfred isn't in a position to manage (via revisions or whatever) the many sync conflicts iCloud's crapness causes because Alfred doesn't have sufficient information to do so. Alfred's current sync Just Works with any software that can reliably sync files/directories, be it Dropbox, rsync, Unison, Seafile or whatever. You're talking about completely rewriting Alfred's sync/file management in order to use a service that has a long history of losing data. Replacing a system that works wonderfully (if you're using reliable sync software). The new limitations to Dropbox's free accounts suck, but I'm not convinced that's a sound reason to ditch a working, platform-agnostic sync solution for one that's tied to a legendarily unreliable service.
  12. 3 points
    deanishe

    Alfred preferences fails to open

    My local kebab shop always puts up a notice when they're on holiday that says "back in two weeks".
  13. 3 points
    @Luciano Santana (and anyone else following along), there are a few commands (Create New Timer, Create New Alarm, and View Recent) that are still broken in Alfred 3. I have a branch that fixes them. (I also submitted a PR to Luciano's repo.)
  14. 3 points
    I've been recently playing around with launchbar and switch back and forth between it and Alfred. One thing I noticed that is pretty killer in launchbar, is the ability to use macOS services. Launchbar is indexing them by default and lets you use them either with normal text or files. A proposal could be: Type some text (or use a workflow to get the selected text and propagate the alfred window with it) Hit CTRL Select "Use Service" (or directly suggest them) Hit enter on a service to use them And the same with files. Hit CTRL and propagate the actions window with services that support the file type, next to workflow actions and default alfred actions I think this would make Alfred a lot more powerful without the need to create custom workflows. A lot of apps (the majority?) already exposes services, and being able to use them directly within alfred would be great. For example, some workflows that I manually wrote that would be possible with a service: DEVONthink: Add notes or files Delivers: Add a delivery from a text string Fantastical, Cardhop, Things: Add new entry directly from text Screenshot of available services enabled on my system when selecting text: Screenshot of available services when selecting a file:
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 2 points
    This is really useful. Thank you for making this workflow!
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. 2 points
    This is now fixed in the 4.0.3 b1091 pre-release
  23. 2 points
    dfay

    Interacting with certain folders

    Two quick ways are 1) type ~ (the Unix abbreviation for the user home directory) and it'll bring you into your home dir and you can use ⌘ & number keys to navigate to Desktop, Downloads etc. 2) type 'Downloads or 'Desktop (typing the single quote before the folder name). This assumes you have turned on Features > File Search > Quick Search
  24. 2 points
    It would be great that setting the Alfred Hotkey would distinguish between the left and right keys. Some applications do, in my case I'm using Emacs and a default key binding is assigned to CTRL+SPACE (which I currently use for Alfred), I can set my Emacs binding as RIGHT_CTRL+SPACE, and setting Alfred's shortcut to LEFT_CTRL+SPACE would be ideal.
  25. 2 points
    Yeah, those are rather developer instructions, and not very clear if you don't already have a good idea what to do. I've built you a version of the workflow that supports Vivaldi bookmarks. It builds with support for every Chromium-based browser. After you install the workflow, you can delete the ones you don't want. I guess @Jakub Sypiański might like to have the workflow, too.
  26. 2 points
    godbout

    Alfred KAT

    Because rather than testing for the value of the variable, I check for the variable existence. Again, no point confusing users that don't need it with an empty variable. New release is out! Thanks for the comment guys. Glad you helped the workflow get better.
  27. 2 points
    Are you using macOS 10.15 beta now? I think you have the same problem as me. You need to manually add /System/Applications to the Search Scope list in Preferences - > Features -> Default Results (thanks to scaba).
  28. 2 points
    godbout

    Alfred KAT

    Yes, definitely going to the "it's the user's problem" route. Although, I don't like this idea that much because of that need to edit the workflow again after an update, on the user's side. As a developer I want to be able to push an update every day if needed. As a user, I want my workflow to get broken as less as possible. If I make a change myself and I need to do it again after an update, that's a lot of cognitive load (at least for me). Small stuff to remember that are not worth the pain. So currently, it seems that the best idea would be a global variable like `cli`, if those variables don't get erased by an update (I guess the "migrate settings" when an updated a workflow allows for that).
  29. 2 points
    vitor

    Apps Not Shown in Search Results in 10.15

    Thank you for the info, @scaba. The kind of links you mention seem to be something new, discussed in a WWDC talk. If you see the presentation slides, they are referred on page 21 as firmlinks.
  30. 2 points
    Who cares as long as it works, right?
  31. 2 points
    duffkiligan (bin)$ pwd /usr/local/bin duffkiligan (bin)$ ls 2to3 apollo fuzzy_match lzcmp nettle-pbkdf2 pkcs1-conv pyvenv-3.7 xzdec 2to3-3.7 asn1Coding gdbm_dump lzdiff node pod sandbox-pod xzdiff ansible asn1Decoding gdbm_load lzegrep npm psktool sexp-conv xzegrep ansible-config asn1Parser gdbmtool lzfgrep npx pydoc3 srptool xzfgrep ansible-connection brew gnutls-certtool lzgrep ocsptool pydoc3.7 terraform xzgrep ansible-console cask gnutls-cli lzless op python3 unlzma xzless ansible-doc easy_install-3.7 gnutls-cli-debug lzma p11-kit python3-config unxz xzmore ansible-galaxy ebrowse gnutls-serv lzmadec p11tool python3.7 wheel3 ansible-inventory emacs goldin lzmainfo packagesbuild python3.7-config xcodeproj ansible-playbook emacs-26.1 idle3 lzmore packagesutil python3.7m xz ansible-pull emacsclient idle3.7 nettle-hash pip3 python3.7m-config xzcat ansible-vault etags lzcat nettle-lfib-stream pip3.7 pyvenv xzcmp duffkiligan (bin)$ sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.15 BuildVersion: 19A471t /usr/local/bin is there after the upgrade, it even contains things I have installed in it before the upgrade.
  32. 2 points
    Version 8.0 is out and is now compatible with Alfred 3 and Alfred 4.
  33. 2 points
    I wasn't very clear. I meant in Alfred itself. It only has File Actions. There's no equivalent action panel for any other type (text, URL, email address, etc.) and the buffer doesn't work with anything but files. Similarly, your workflow can only return items with no type (implicitly text, I suppose) or with type "file" (in which case you can use File Actions on workflow items or add them to the buffer). macOS Services support a lot more types than just files, so I think it would be sensible to expand Alfred's supported types at the same time. Not only would you get much more complete support for Services, but it would also make workflows much more powerful if they could put their own stuff in the buffer and add their own URL Actions or Text Actions.
  34. 2 points
    This is a rather bad argument, as they're both using the same mechanisms under the hood. It's a question of quality of implementation. Certainly, I don't see why you would need AppleScript for that. Yes, it is. This is largely a result of the fact that Alfred's "native" format is lists and LB's is trees—a much better fit for navigating a filesystem. A such, you're always going to be able to implement better filesystem navigation in LB than in Alfred. That said, it'd be nice if Alfred were more inclined to copying good ideas from other launchers. Hopefully, Alfred 4 will go like Alfred 3, and Andrew will add a bunch of significant new features with dot releases.
  35. 2 points
    Chris W.

    Mega supporter and "free" update???

    Hi @antil, Relax, no need to get angry and come up with "misleading", "consumer protection laws", etc. Just follow the instructions on the screen and it'll work. It might not be the most obvious thing, but as @Andrew already stated, just enter your existing supporter license into the upgrade page and you'll receive your v4 upgrade license. You also have the chance to spend some additional money if you want to support the development of a brilliant tool like Alfred even if you've bought a Mega Supporter license in the past. I happily did that, because Alfred is one of the greatest tools ever and I wouldn't miss it on any Mac I own. Best, Chris
  36. 2 points
    Acidham

    Change Default App for filetype

    Dependencies Default App uses duti to change assigned apps. You need to install duti first before you execute the Alfred Workflow brew install duti Usage dapp ext 1. ext you can type any extension, the workflow will ask for confirmation to change the assigned app 2. Choose one of the Apps to assign the extension to. Download on Git https://github.com/Acidham/alfred-default-app
  37. 2 points
    mayuzumi

    Night VS Light

    Themes for Alfred 3 Night VS Light
  38. 2 points
    Andrew

    The State of Alfred Remote app

    When Alfred Remote 2 comes out, it'll be a free upgrade for Alfred Remote 1 users
  39. 2 points
    RPBarnes

    Just saying thanks!

    Hey all! 😁 I only found Alfred yesterday, thanks to a YouTube video where the guy mentioned it as a 'must have' Mac OS app. Thank you all for the work on Alfred, workflows and everything else I am finding on this forum. forums are so damn good when ppl get together like this and share the good stuff 😃 Thanks folks! These workflows and stuff are incredible.
  40. 2 points
    deanishe

    Speed and compiled workflows

    The thing with Python is the startup time. If you’re using my library, for example, it takes ~0.05s to load Python and import the libraries. 0.05s is definitely perceptible. As far as optimising Python workflows goes, I focus on caching and lazy imports. They're always going to be noticeably slower than compiled workflows, though. I mostly use Go these days. It’s somewhat more effort to write than Python, but 20x faster.
  41. 2 points
    It's called Pacmax. Saw it posted on Reddit. I was actually thinking of building it but glad that I don't have to. 😅
  42. 2 points
    That isn't what Andrew meant. Try this: /usr/local/bin/shuf -n 1 ~/Downloads/One_Liner_Harvey.txt
  43. 2 points
    deanishe

    Need this super program on Windows

    If I had to pick some things that are never going to happen, Alfred for Windows wouldn't be much further down the list than my baldness spontaneously curing itself.
  44. 2 points
    vitor

    Need this super program on Windows

    Either work on Alfred for Windows already started, or it hasn’t. If it has, registering support does nothing because it would happen anyway. If it hasn’t, even if work on it started today it would take so long (with the current team), that by the time it was done there would be no guarantee all the people asking for it today would still be interested. Over years there’s only been a handful of people expressing interest in this, not nearly enough to justify the commitment to support a whole new platform. Alfred Remote for Android would make sense way before Alfred for Windows, and that is unlikely to happen as well (there’s another thread on it). Yes, in theory it could happen. In practice, you shouldn’t get your hopes up in the slightest.
  45. 2 points
    Running the below command in Alfred fixes this issue for me.. bs workflow:reset
  46. 2 points
    Open the workflow in Alfred Preferences, click the [𝓧] icon and do this:
  47. 2 points
    shmulvad

    Roman Numeral Converter

    Okay, I didn't know that - thanks for letting me know! The workflow is now updated to use JSON. I'll agree with you, that is much cleaner.
  48. 2 points
    deanishe

    Basecamp Workflow

    Right-click on the workflow in Alfred Preferences and choose "Open in Terminal". If you did the above, Terminal should have opened a new window set to the workflow directory. Just enter bundle install --standalone and hit ↩.
  49. 2 points
    I added a workflow to go with this set of Themes, you can find it on the same Github repo in the Workflows folder It features two commands : "theme" : toggle between Dark & Light themes for both macOS & Alfred. "theme red" : switch to the Red Accented Alfred Theme. Here is a screenshot of the MojaveThemeSwitcher and its options:
  50. 2 points
    deanishe

    Search email?

    Have you read the help page for Mojave? Particularly the bit about granting Alfred "Full Disk Access".
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