That's not really true. It's perfectly possible to run a background process from within an Alfred script. You just have to be sure that any subprocesses you want to background also disconnect from the parent STDOUT and STDERR, as Alfred won't consider a subprocess finished while one of them is still open.
Search for emoji and copy them to the clipboard ?.
Download v1.8.1 (2019-09-27)
Press [return] (↵): Copy the symbol of the selected emoji (e.g. ?) to your clipboard.
Press [alt]+[return] (⌥↵): Copy the code of the selected emoji (e.g. `:rofl:`) to your clipboard.
Press [cmd]+[return] (⌘↵): Paste the code of the selected emoji (e.g. ?) to your frontmost application.
This workflow will automatically check for updates at most once per day. If a new release is found, it automatically downloads and installs the latest version of the workflow. All downloads come directly from official GitHub releases.
Optional Hotkey and Snippet Triggers:
Customize the workflow with either a custom hotkey or a custom snippet.
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MailTo: Select multiple Contacts and/or Groups, and compose in your favourite email app
Search your Contacts and compose an email to one or more recipients (or none) in your preferred email program. Also supports Groups.
The main aim—versus Alfred's built-in, more comprehensive contact handling—is to make it fast and easy to select multiple recipients and especially groups.
Search and add recipients from your Contacts database
Send to Groups/Distribution Lists (they're the same thing)
Also enter email addresses by hand
Use any email client you want (uses system default as standard)
Results prioritised by order of email addresses in Contacts
Grab your copy from GitHub or Packal. Install in the usual fashion.
Keyword is @
@ + ENTER — compose a blank mail (no recipients)
@ [part of name or email address] — search your Contacts for matches. You can also add email addresses not in your Contacts.
ENTER/⌘+NUM — add selected email address to recipient list and go to email program
TAB — add selected email address to recipient list and continue searching
mailto — see and change current settings
If you've entered an invalid email address, it will be removed from the recipient list when your email app is called.
In theory, MailTo should work with any email client (it uses the mailto: protocol).
Tested and working with:
Airmail (email addresses only)
Mailbox Beta (email addresses only)
Google Chrome (if you've set a handler)
Fluid single-session browsers
Does not work with:
Safari (it will just open your system default email client)
Please see the documentation.
Note on Groups
When deciding which email address to use for members of Groups, MailTo will use the one you've specified, or then the primary email address for the contact (don't ask me how to set that; I haven't been able to figure it out), and then the first one in their list of email addresses.
To specify which address to use for a contact in a Group, open Contacts and go to Edit > Edit Distribution List …
Add recipient name when calling email client, i.e. "Bob Smith <email@example.com>" instead of just "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Add support for Groups
Prioritise email addresses by primary status then order in Contacts
Change ID (cache format has changed)
Use MIT licence
Change config keywords to mailtoconf and mailtohelp so they don't get mixed in with search results from the default mailto action.
Properly format the mailto: URL so workflow works correctly with MailMate.
Added built-in, app-specific support for the email clients listed above. They should now work flawlessly without any need to edit settings. Note: the settings format has changed, so all your settings (yes, both of them) have been reset. There should be no need to edit them if you're using MailTo with your default system email client.
Fix plist parsing problems.
Add support for Mailbox Beta
Add new keyword @
Supports more types of contact accounts
Supports more email clients
Users can add support for their own clients
Add support for MS Outlook
Add support for Airmail 2
Remove duplicates based on name and email address
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PS: If you have a problem with the workflow, do not spend time reading the forum post, the workflow has been rewritten many times! Follow instructions from here http://alfred-spotify-mini-player.com/articles/support/ instead