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  1. I'm just getting started with creating my own workflows and I have a couple questions I haven't found the answers for yet after a bunch of searching, reading and testing. A quick note to begin with, I'm writing this partially as an exercise to improve me proficiency with AppleScript, as frequently painful as it is. It does seem like a good workflow to use it for since its functionality is almost entirely reading information from and sending commands to the iTunes AppleScript Dictionary. JXA is a little further down the to-learn list. 1. What is the proper way (if there
  2. Hi all, I'm trying to run a node.js script with Alfred, using this workaround: http://remy.bach.me.uk/blog/2014/03/writing-alfred-workflows-in-node/ It seems to work to get scripts to run without modules, but when I try to use the npm 'fast-csv' module, running the Alfred workflow with my script gives me the error "Cannot find the module 'fast-csv'". I've installed 'fast-csv' globally, so I'm not sure what else to try. (The script runs correctly when using the terminal.) Any ideas? Thanks
  3. Hi Everyone! New to Alfred and its world of workflows. I'm interested in creating my first two workflows. This is what I'm hoping to achieve: 1. Copy the contents of a text file (whether it's txt, nfo, html, rtf etc.) to the clipboard. I know there's a terminal command for that: pbcopy. I want to have this ability either through File Actions or as a workflow input. 2. Define a workflow input to open the most recently download file (in other words, the most recently added file in the macOS's Downloads folder). Help would be very apprec
  4. Thanks in advance for the help! I'm trying to pass two (or multiple) variables to AppleScript. For example, “keyword query1 query2” and then get both arguments into AppleScript. Or something like “keyword query1^query2” and then split them. I feel like I’m almost there, but missing something… I guess I should add that I’m using Alfred 3.5.1 with Powerpack. I read this article: but my dumb brain couldn’t figure it out… Any help would be greatly appreciated. My use case for this particular workflow is AppleScipt, but I'd be interested in knowing how to do the sam
  5. This seems like it's simple, but I don't find anything about how to create a clickable link that will trigger a workflow. We have several workflows we'd like to trigger externally by clicking a link we've placed in another application. is that possible?
  6. If Alfred were paid in 'penny per use' he'd be rich. This App is simply wonderful and been part of my Mac for years now. I wonder how many Workflows I miss out on? I know we all have different needs, but is there a quick way of seeing New Workflows? (a monthly email, or should I check the forum?) Or indeed a Gallery of most downloaded Workflows? Be so great to quickly check back from time to time and see anything I need to add to my Alfred setup! Thanks again for a brilliant App. Adam
  7. I'm happy to announce that after months of development, I'm ready to make a new workflow and theme repository available to the public as an open beta: Packal. Workflows and themes are taggable and searchable. You can add in the icons, screenshots, long descriptions, and brief ones. There are many different ways to find whatever you need there. Since this is an initial announcement, there isn't much content there yet, except for the workflows and themes that a few kind testers uploaded. Themes are stored as a simple application URL, which means there are no files to download, but, instead,
  8. Recently I have been really enjoying programming workflows in Go using @deanishe incredible AwGo library. So I decided to write an article on how anyone can start building things with Go by going through building a complete and working workflow from scratch. You can read the article here. I would really love to hear your thoughts on it. ? It is quite long in hindsight but I wanted to be as clear as I can be so anyone can follow along. I also leave some personal tips of my own that I use to help me develop workflows faster.
  9. Hi folks. I'm totally new to scripting and was trying to create a script that turns on Do Not Disturb for a set number of seconds and then turns it off. The number of seconds would be passed in as an Alfred argument. I have the script mostly done and working, but the last part is figuring out how to pass in the argument. Can someone please help me? Here's what I have so far: on run argv delay 3 tell application "System Events" option key down delay 0.1 tell application process "SystemUIServer" try tell (every menu bar whose title of menu bar i
  10. Hey Folks, Sorry in advance if this isn't the place for V3 workflow tips (and sorry if discussing V3 stuff, here, before public release is poor manners!). I am trying to have the following as a workflow: Filter file types (e.g. search only PDFs or only .skim notes or only .mmd files) Search for text within files of that type (e.g. search for 'justice' within only PDFs, or within only .skim notes) ​(So long as we're talking dream workflow, here, it would also be nice to filter multiply e.g. Search only in [.skim notes] with [tag=Aristotle' AND 'Nussbaum] for [query=justice]...) I know I c
  11. tl;dr: A new Alfred workflow to launch Zapier workflows from your keyboard. Ever wanted a quicker way to add data to your web apps? Say you get an email from a potential customer, and you want to add them as a new lead to your CRM. You have to copy their email address, open your CRM app in your browser, find your Lead page, open the Add Lead page, and finally paste in the info. Or if you wanted to find more details about a contact—perhaps to see what products they've bought from your store, or their last email to your support team, or the notes you wrote abo
  12. How do I set up a workflow to choose a specific contact in Contacts and send that person a message via the Messages app? (Akin to how Alfred allows a user to email a specific contact.) I started a new workflow that launches the Messages app, and I tried to add a Contact Action, but that doesn't exactly work: Contact Action comes before, rather than after, Messages -- and I want Messages to start first and enable a specific contact to be used as the input. I welcome advice and suggestions. Thanks!
  13. Ok, I've put off moving past Alfred v1 for years because Workflows looked like an elephant gun when all I needed was a flyswatter. But I'm building out a new Mac from scratch, so thought I'd catch up and bite the bullet. All I really want is to assign hotkeys to apps. I used the Workflow template "Launch file group from hotkey," which I assumed I'd need to do once for each app, and just create "file groups" of one app each. But it looks like you're supposed to be able to set up a bunch of these inside of a single workflow: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/workflows/trig
  14. It would be very nice if, instead of only being able to use the context menu, we could also use a keyboard shortcut to quickly access the 'Edit Details' for Workflow components (and groups).
  15. I found myself often converting hours & minutes to a decimal format when creating invoices. This workflow simply does that calculation and copies it to the clipboard. Type in the keyword, then hours:minutes to get that amount of time in decimal (rounded to the nearest hundredth). For example, 6 hours and 38 minutes: dtime 6:38 Copies 6.63 to clipboard. http://static.etling.com/assets/decimal_time_workflow.zip
  16. This tutorial is aimed at Alfred 2. Alfred 3 allows you to connect one Script Filter to another, so these workarounds are not necessary. (They might still be interesting, however.) [added 2017-03-20 by deanishe] Provided below is a workflow that provides a demonstration of how to reuse a single script filter or, how to chain multiple script filters together so that you can create the illusion of having multiple steps or allow you to further refine results from the first script filter, using the second. Demo 1 This demo shows how you can use AppleScript to call the next s
  17. When an object in a workflow outputs valid configuration JSON, this will be applied similarly to the JSON Config object in the workflow editor. Unfortunately, this seems to apply to all objects, including keyword inputs and the like, meaning that if valid configuration JSON is typed into any workflow keyword input, the workflow will not work as expected. This can be easily reproduced by creating a workflow similar to the one shown below and typing the following text into Alfred: To break the intended functionality: test { "alfredworkflow" : {} } To actually manipulate the work
  18. *************** Please see new thread ****************** Alfred already has the ability to search in many different contexts due to the versatility of workflows, and this is great. The downside is that the more workflows that you have, the more Alfred starts to lose part of its initial appeal as being a quick way to search everything in one place. For example, I'd like my pinboard bookmarks to always show up in my default results since they have equal importance to me as the files on my computer. This is just one e
  19. I use Alfred as my main clipboard history tool, and it's very handy for re-pasting something I recently copied, and then copied over. However, it's a clunky process to open the clipboard history -- is there any way to make it accessible from within the Alfred main window, so I can select clippings via a Cmd+number combo?
  20. Installed Sierra last night. None of my workflows are working anymore. Is there a compatibility issue?
  21. I have updated my description of how I use Karabiner in combination with different workflows and keyboard maestro macros. I think it's insanely powerful in combination. Perhaps some will find this idea interesting and would like to implement something like that too on their machines, the only current requirement is being on El Captain as this software is being rewritten for Sierra still and is thus not compatible. The most amazing thing though is that there really is no longer a barrier to adding a new hotkey. I don't have to twist my hands. I don't have to try and remember the sho
  22. It would be nice to have an easy way to access the clipboard in a workflow. It's not that hard using script actions, but it would be nice to have an utility for that. I would suggest to add dynamic placeholders to the "Args and Vars" utility. This way we could not only access the clipboard with "{clipboard}" but also combine it with the current query or easily use date objects.
  23. Is there a way to call a script from a snippet or inversely trigger a workflow with a snippet?
  24. Currently, if a workflow extends beyond the bottom of the editor window in Alfred Preferences, it's only possible to scroll as far down as the bottom edge of the lowest element. This makes it mildly tricky to add an element beneath that (i.e. start a new row). You have to create it somewhere in the middle of your existing elements, then drag it down into position. It'd be helpful if Alfred allowed you to scroll down about a row's worth of pixels beyond the bottom of the lowest element, so you can create elements where you want them. It's a fairly minor thing, but if it's easy to im
  25. A significant problem in adding Alfred 3 features to my workflows is that Alfred-Workflow's update mechanism, which is based on GitHub releases and used by scores of workflows, has no way to tell if a workflow is Alfred 2 compatible or not. Either there's a release with a higher version number containing an .alfredworkflow file or there isn't. That's how GitHub releases work. Developers currently have 2 options to prevent their updated-for-Alfred-3 workflows trying to break themselves in Alfred 2: Start a new repo Mangle the release in some way that older library versions ignore it No.
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