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    dvcrn got a reaction from Sridhar Katakam in Ability to use macOS services from Alfred   
    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:

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    dvcrn got a reaction from lycopodiopsida in Ability to use macOS services from Alfred   
    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:

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    dvcrn got a reaction from glawrie in Ability to use macOS services from Alfred   
    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:

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    dvcrn got a reaction from bk161124 in Alfred -> DEVONthink   
    Looks like it's not that hard after all. Got a little proof of concept with the applescript interface working. 
    It's not done yet but I'll try to get a update out this weekend / early next week ?
     

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    dvcrn got a reaction from Kikuchiyo in Alfred -> DEVONthink   
    You mean like this? 
     
    tell application id "DNtp" set newRecord to create record with {name:"foo", type:text, content:"foo"} in inbox open window for record newRecord activate end tell This creates a document, opens it in a new editor window and sets focus to DEVONthink 
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    dvcrn got a reaction from chrisWhite in Alfred -> DEVONthink   
    The theme in the screenshot is The Minimalist. I use the 'almost midnight' variant
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    dvcrn got a reaction from dfay in Ability to use macOS services from Alfred   
    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:

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    dvcrn got a reaction from iLeopard in Remove Finder.app from results   
    Hi!
     
    I am currently testing Path Finder and would like to exclude Finder.app from my results. I tagged it with "alfred:ignore" and added it to the spotlight privacy tab but the app still shows inside alfred results (not in spotlight though). 
     
    - Cleared application cache
    - Cleared Knowledge
     
    Any ideas how to remove it? 
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