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    see also https://github.com/derickfay - assorted small projects related to Keynote, BibDesk, Alfred, Taskpaper & more
    http://dfay.fastmail.fm/et/ - using Editorial with TaskPaper files
    http://dfay.fastmail.fm/bibdesk/ - BibDesk scripts and templates
    and a blast from the past: http://dfay.fastmail.fm/wordperfect - WordPerfect on the Mac

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  1. I've been watching Brett's posts on this -- what advantage does this hold over using a Launch Apps/Files object in an Alfred workflow?
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    Hmm I think I exported from the Alfred 4 beta....and I've deleted Alfred 3 and let Hazel work its magic on related files....might be tricky to get this back.
  3. This snippet will give you today's date: {date:EEEE, MMMM d, YYYY} You can use the native snippets feature for this, you don't need a workflow. The docs are a little lacking, though ( https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/dynamic-placeholders/#date-time ) - I had to dig around a bit in the incomprehensible Unicode docs to figure out how to get the day of the week (EEEE). Getting the next business day is trickier. It wouldn't be hard to get tomorrow except on Fridays, then get Monday, but if you want to take into account local holidays then you'll need to pull in calendar data from somewhere.
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    Hmm it's working for me and I don't think I've ever changed anything directly - but there are a couple of workflow.old directories in there now. I think I must have updated it running fixum (https://github.com/deanishe/alfred-fixum) at one point. Maybe try and see if that fixes it? Just uploaded a 1.3 to Packal but it's not showing up....
  5. When Alfred Remote launched, I think I was on iPhone 4 with a 4 x 5 grid on the phone itself....now I'm on a 7 Plus with a 4 x 7 grid. But Alfred remote still only has a 4x4 grid. iPad has 5x4 natively (and room for lots more). Could Alfred Remote allow for different grid sizes? Also
  6. Most of these questions depend on the automation capabilities of the other apps. Creating the directory trees is pretty straightforward - here’s an example of how I do it in a mixture of Applescript and bash script info, which I have hooked up to an Alfred workflow. https://github.com/derickfay/course-creator/blob/master/Generate directories.applescript Or another approach in Note that both of these rely on the bash command mkdir to do the actual directory creation.
  7. I'm using this instead, which works fine with OF3.
  8. You can do this with snippet triggers in workflows.
  9. It only does the conversion if the json file doesn’t exist or if the modification date of the csv is newer. The files I use it with only have 80-100 entries but I haven’t noticed any performance issues when I have changed the csv.
  10. you could use the technique here and add a mechanism to update the csv
  11. You can just use command-comma . Doesn’t solve the underlying problem but it will get you to the destination.
  12. The answer to item 1 is probably, but the approach will depend on whether you want it to work everywhere in the system or just in a specific app. And whether you want to correct an entire document at it once or just act on selected text. Either way it will require some scripting and probably in a language other than AppleScript. The answer to item 2 is also probably. Some relevant forum posts: The biggest reason not to use Alfred for text expansion, I think, is that there's no iOS keyboard. I get around this by having Hazel monitor Alfred's snippets folder and automatically create a TE snippet which then syncs. Lately I've added a Hazel rule to also sync Alfred snippets to Copied b/c I was so sick of the lousy old TE (pre-subscription version) keyboard on iOS.
  13. I’ve updated the title of the older thread since in reality a lot of the discussion is about the kind of things @chris suggests, at the app rather than workflow level.
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