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  1. 1 hour ago, Acidham said:

    did EN screwed it up

     

    They released Evernote 10, and as of current enquiries with some of their staff, doesn't support AppleScript. They've said they're still considering it, but at this point, the workflow requires Evernote 7 (which is still available in the legacy section of their site)

     

    The more people make noise about wanting support, the more likely they'll add it. However, the workflow may need to evolve to use their API instead, if they choose not to add AppleScript support.

  2. @nikivi I'm sure you've been using Alfred for long enough to appreciate that Alfred didn't just turn around one morning and decide he didn't feel like returning your contact. :)

     

    This will be down to the data being provided by macOS...

     

    Some useful information you could provide when reporting this:

    - Which version of macOS are you using?

    - Are your contacts set to use the default method, or did you check the "Use Spotlight metadata for searching contacts" under Features > Contacts > Advanced?

    - Is Spotlight finding your contact?

    - If you make a small modification to your contact in the Contacts app, does it reappear in results?

     

    The more information you can provide, the more likely we'll be able to help you out.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

     

  3. @stevesmith8675309 Here are just a few of the features included in the free version of Alfred:

     

    • Finding apps, folders & files on your Mac
    • Searching the web using dozens of built-in searches
    • Custom searches which you can create for your favourite sites
    • Calculator
    • Dictionary (Spell & Define keywords)
    • System commands to sleep your Mac, lock it, activate the screensaver, empty trash, etc
    • Quicklook to preview files
    • Large type to show text
    • Quick search for your contacts
    • Bookmarks search for Safari and Chrome

    I'm sure I'm missing some too, but if you spend a few moments look around Alfred's preferences, you'll see quite how much we offer you for free. ;) 

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  4. @Gordon Firemark Alfred will ask for Automation permissions as and when necessary and there's no need to manually add anything there. This also won't have any impact on whether or not apps are found on your Mac.

     

    In macOS Catalina, Apple moved the apps to a new location. First, make sure you're using Alfred 4.2, then go to Features > Default Results, and make sure that "macOS Applications folder" is ticked next to the Search Scope section.

     

    If your issue persists, go to Alfred's Help tab in the preferences, click "Troubleshooting" and run the File Search Troubleshooting tool. Drag in some of your apps and check the report for any error messages. This should help you work out whether there might be some indexing issues on your Mac. You can then run the reindexing from Alfred's Advanced preferences if necessary.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  5. 1 hour ago, yashodhankhare said:

    How is this going to go live if Apple doesn't support it? I am asking, not questioning, lest you misunderstand. And can we not do the same?

     

    It looks like Houdah is using a plugin within Mail to provide search results. Apple doesn't actually provide a public API for this, and they don't officially support Mail plugins.

     

    Using unsupported or private APIs means that any changes made by Apple can kill the feature at any time; Hacks often quickly prove themselves to be unreliable as Apple make regular changes to macOS.

     

    I don't want to detract from Houdah's choice to add it, but there are no features in Alfred relying on hacks, which is why you can expect Alfred to be stable and predictable. As such, this isn't something we'll be adding until Apple make it legitimately possible.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  6. @yashodhankhare Thanks for sharing this - it was interesting to look into how they're doing it.

     

    They've chosen to create a Mail plugin, which uses a private plugin API. This means that it's subject to disappearing at any time, and isn't supported or documented by Apple. 

     

    Unfortunately, Apple still doesn't offer a supported, reliable way to search Mail at this time.

  7. 40 minutes ago, yashodhankhare said:

    Houdah has announced that their latest version can search email. Can you replicate what they’re doing?

     

    Would you have any links to their announcement? I've had a look at their tweets and blog and could only find the ones stating that they can no longer search in Catalina, dating from around a year ago.

     

    If there's a way to do it without bodging and hacks, I'll be overjoyed to look into it! :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  8. @LeSedna Welcome to the forum.

     

    Make sure you're using Alfred 4 from https://www.alfredapp.com first and foremost :)

     

    If you're still having an issue finding apps, ensure you're using Alfred 4.1.1+, go to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting and run the File Search Troubleshooting, dragging in some of the files you can't locate. This will give you more information on whether the metadata for these files is complete, and if they're correctly included in Alfred's index. This will help you establish what might be happening on your Mac.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  9. @optimus1509 Rather than just bump the thread every few days, share what you have so far for the script filter, as this will be a better starting point for someone to point you in the right direction.

     

    As there may not be many CCC users on the forum, share as much information as you can. For example, what's the output of the command "ccc -p" in Terminal, etc...

     

    The more information you provide, and the more legwork you do towards getting the CCC part of your workflow working, the easier it'll be for others to help you out :)

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  10. @EvenStevens Welcome to the forum :)

     

    For us to be able to help you, you'll need to provide more details:

    - Which version of macOS are you using?

    - Which version of Alfred?

    - Is this a new issue on an existing version of macOS or an issue that started when you upgraded to a new OS?

     

    In short, start by ensuring you're using Alfred 4.1.1 (at the time of writing this) as my guess is you're using an older version of Alfred on macOS Catalina. Apple have moved the location of built-in apps in Catalina, which older versions of Alfred won't be aware of.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  11. @jopemachine The response I got from Evernote is that it's one of the features they're still considering. While I'm not holding much hope, the more people make their interest known to Evernote (rather than just here in our forum), the more likely they'll give it some sort of priority.

     

    If AppleScript no longer works, it may be possible for a new Evernote workflow to be created using the API instead of AppleScript... 

     

    The Evernote 7 legacy version can still be downloaded here in the meantime:

    https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  12. @JonH707 Ensuring you're using Alfred 4.1, go to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting and run the File Search Troubleshooting, dragging in some of the files you can't locate. This will give you more information on whether the metadata for these files is complete, and if they're correctly included in Alfred's index. This will help you establish why you're not finding certain files.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  13. @Michal Bryxí Are Google Spreadsheets real files or do they just take you to the Google Sheets in your browser?

     

    If you can choose a real file (such as the example of a text file as @Pearcen used) and you drag it to your Desktop, wait a moment, then drag that to the File Troubleshooting tool, what metadata do you see? And what happens if you try to do the same with your .gsheet file? 

     

    I think in your case, it could be a combo of 1. GDFS not allowing Spotlight to index files, and 2. .gsheet potentially not being a file at all. A little more investigating as suggested above will give you more insight into that.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

  14. @Pearcen Since the post above, we've added a File Search Troubleshooting tool to Alfred.

     

    Ensuring you're using Alfred 4.1.1, go to Alfred's preferences > Help > Troubleshooting and run the File Search Troubleshooting, dragging in some of the files you can't locate. This will give you more information on whether the metadata for these files is complete, and if they're correctly included in Alfred's index. 

     

    I would recommend trying moving a file off GDFS and to your Desktop for a moment to establish whether it's found. If it is found when it's anywhere but on GDFS, it puts the issue squarely in Google's camp in making files properly indexable.

     

    Cheers,
    Vero

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