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  1. 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.
  2. you could use the technique here and add a mechanism to update the csv
  3. You can just use command-comma . Doesn’t solve the underlying problem but it will get you to the destination.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This would be a great help. Even if it’s just setting command-, to open the currently active workflow (if any) in prefs rather than the general prefs screen.
  7. you could try https://github.com/derickfay/te-to-alfredCSV and https://github.com/derickfay/import-alfred-snippets
  8. You’re asking how to set up a specified keyword to launch a specified folder, right? That does require customisation, exactly as @vitordescribed.
  9. Yeah I don’t really see the point for the web view but the image results could be handy. But there would be a performance hit presumably rendering thumbnails on the fly...
  10. Also here's a version to handle just the selected notes in the note sidebar: https://gist.github.com/derickfay/c4fdf55ced9da54ebbf1418b6fabb8bb
  11. Thanks! Since I set this up, it's probably become my most used workflow....but I had actually forgotten about the rf command so I'm glad you got my attention to look at the docs again!
  12. Are you trying to save the entire window contents or just a particular image?
  13. One other note re Pacmax - the design could be tightened up a lot - there’s quite a lot of white space e.g. on every page there’s a big open area with a horizontal line and then the page title in a huge font, and only below that is the actual content. I’d also prefer one workflow per line in results, rather than needing to read down newspaper columns. And it would be nice to keep the search box in view even when you scroll down (an issue currently exacerbated by the multi column format).
  14. FWIW I quite like the idea of basing it on github (despite the fact that I haven’t actually put any finished workflows up there...primarily because they predated my use of github), for a couple of reasons: It’s separate from Pacmax, and will endure even if PM doesn’t, with all the workflows and readmes etc. still searchable It provides a bug reporting system It’s pretty close to universally accepted and is very easy to learn how to use, even if only through the web and without a git client, version control etc. one could set up Pacmax (or something else) to automatically link to everything that looks like an Alfred Workflow, but also add a manually curated / recommended list or set of categories as well. But as I suggested above, I think it would really help to have a standard recommended structure and docs for getting started, how to share source code as well as .alfredworkflow file etc. Although the actual bar to using github is quite low, it can appear more intimidating than it actually is if you’re just getting started.
  15. Presumably if any automated solution based on github is to work, there would need to be a standard for how Alfred github repos are structured.
  16. Yeah that works fine. Depending on how you work using open has some other flags that may make it helpful. Notably opening apps in the background or hidden (see and the man page).
  17. The easiest way will be to use the open command in a bash script e.g. to open in Preview open -a "Preview.app" {query}
  18. Yes. Is it a fixed list of files or will it change depending on the search term?
  19. You can do it by checking a bunch of the boxes in Preferences > Features > Default Results. But I don’t recommend it — see
  20. I built all my tools off an early manifestation of smargh's work and never updated it to Skimmer b/c the system I had was working well enough. I don't use the semantic color-coding of notes that's in the Skimmer workflow. The export script is here: https://gist.github.com/derickfay/e357c148c257618548a41389ef87b7ad It relies on having the top three notes created with smargh's script here: https://gist.github.com/fractaledmind/6068092 which I call from an Alfred workflow using keyword sk3 - the script above will call Alfred if it doesn't find it. I just export to clipboard and paste into Ulysses. I don't use the specific page linking functionality though it should be easy enough to turn it back on by editing the script and adding back in the randomize_id function, which you can probably find in smargh's repo above -- I deleted it when I wasn't using it. Let me take a look at grouping by colour. Shouldn't be hard. Update: here's a version that will group by colour: https://gist.github.com/derickfay/25b3de3fb18e0d7fa8ca157e3c0bfeb5
  21. I doubt it -- the remote functionality in iOS Keynote has improved a lot since this was created (I think it may have still been a separate app back then). Actually....I just downloaded this and installed it and it works just fine. The workflow itself appears blank but the .data files are there in the directory and if you go to Preferences > Remote > + > Workflows it's there & you can add it to Remote. Having said that unless you have a compelling reason to use Alfred, I'd recommend using iOS Keynote but I tend to use a lot of presenter notes.
  22. Just FYI the original dev has left academia and hasn't been updating the workflow for a couple years. I've stopped using the scripts here and replaced them with an export script that uses Skim's built-in templating to accomplish much the same thing, in much more parsimonious and less breakable code.
  23. Doesn’t look possible given the current API: https://www.dropbox.com/developers/paper-api-alpha#paper
  24. You may find this helpful: I have successfully migrated everything from TE.
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