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  1. Hi Community- I just made a dead simple Automator script, and I was looking for a dead simple way to convert it to an Alfred Workflow. All it does is take the selected file in the Finder and archive/compress it as a zip in the same location. I saved it as a .app and it works ok, but ideally I'd like it to be an .alfredworkflow. What's the most straightforward way to convert Automator scripts as Workflows? Thanks, and sorry for the n00b question. T
  2. Hello, Some context I often deal with folder structures like this: top_project_folder section1_subfolder1 filename_a.png filename_b.png section1_subfolder2 filename_a.png filename_b.png section2_subfolder1 filename_a.png filename_b.png section2_subfolder2 filename_a.png filename_b.png And I need to transform them into this: top_project folder section1_subfolder filename_a.png filename_b.png filename_c.png filename_d.png section2_subfolder filename_a.png filename_b.png filename_c.png filename_d.png I'm not a programmer, so I set up an Automator workflow which allows me to select multiple folders, rename the files inside sequentially, then put these files into a new folder. There are three interactive prompts: one asking for the name of the project, stored in a variable folder one showing a Finder window, allowing me to select folders (in my example above, I would select section1_subfolder1 and section2_subfolder2) one asking for a number to append to the created folder, which will be in the form of projectname_section[number]. I made this into an application, that you can download here: link So far no problem, I can launch the app from alfred without issue The problem. The problem is when I try to shorten the process by passing the argument in Alfred to the Automator script: automator -d folder={query} /Users/Newbie/Documents/Scripts/folder_cleanup_alfred.workflow; The app was converted into a workflow format beforehand, where I had deleted the prompt to enter the value of the variable folder, as it's managed by the argument in Alfred. The workflow is here: link Two issues: The process opens a Terminal window, which is not cool as it doesn't close on its own The paramater is passed to the script (as shown by the Terminal window), but Automator tells me that the argument is incorrect. The other problem I tried to use AppleScript, to get more flexibility, but the process of opening an interactive Finder window to select multiple folders is way above my head, and copy-pasting this solution doesn't do anything for me. So I got stuck at this point. I have a preference to an AppleScript solution, because it doesn't open the Terminal, but if you can show me how to successfully pass an Alfred argument to the Automator wokflow bash command, that would be already great! I hope it was clear enough. Thanks
  3. I have a feature request, something that I REALLY MISS from Otto's Remote. Instead of going through the watusi of either: * Saving Automator workflows as "App" and then having to give permission to Accessibility in order to run, or * Storing the Automator workflows a separate directory and then embedding the "automator" shellscript command inside an Alfred workflow in order to run an Automator workflow... arrrgh, too much recursion. I'd like to do what I do in Otto: 1/ Make an Automator Workflow (not App). Reason: Automator has a bug with "watch me do" where the *Workflow* works but an App faults out "looking for input" -- despite what Apple docs say. Even if you "give Accessibility permissions" to each Automator.app. The workaround is to JUST use a workflow which works as expected. 2/ After putting my Workflow in my ~/Application/Workflows/ directory, then drag them straight into an Alfred "Open App" remote template page. 3/ Open inspectors on the "buttons" and add icons. For Alfred I'd probably ask for an inspector sheet > switch "Open in Automator" or "Run." This is what I do with Otto's Remote, tho' I don't do step three with Otto. (Otto uses iCloud & not WiF). The project I have in mind is a bunch of "watch me do" Automator.Workflows that invoke my favorite VPN vendor's unscriptable VPN client. I've been able to do this via Automator & Otto, and would now like to (easily) port these Automator Workflows to Alfred Remote to make these workflows into Remote buttons. Does this make sense? Thanks for reading.... -Leo (still gonna use Otto, it complements & overlaps Alfred Remote).
  4. Hello all. Looking for some simple directions, as I'm not skilled at scripting in the least. I've had success creating keyword-initiated workflows that run Automator workflows on selected Finder items, but I am completely stumped as to how I should structure and then run an Automator workflow (or app) as the result of an Alfred "File Action". My successful Automator workflows (triggered by Alfred keywords) function because the targeted Automator workflows all begin with "Get Selected Finder Items". But for this new Alfred workflow (pointing to an image resizing workflow in Automator) I'm trying to bypass Finder and pass multiple images (file buffered through Alfred) to the Automator workflow by means of an Alfred "File Action" In this case, I supposed (maybe mistakenly) that my Automator workflow shouldn't begin with that "Selected Finder Item" call. So, I dropped that out…still the "File Action" doesn't run the Automator workflow on the specified image(s). Could you please help me figure what I must change with my Automator workflow, Alfred Workflow setup or both?
  5. I’m fairly green when it comes to creating my own workflows, but more often than not I manage to figure things out. But in this case I am stuck. I’m using an app called DeskConnect on all my devices (laptop, iMac, iPad and iPhone) to send files, clipboard etc. from one device to another. If I want to open a pdf I have on my phone with my laptop, DeskConnect makes it seamless and easy. And even better: if I am on my laptop and google to find the nearest plumber, I can mark the phone number and send it to my iPhone (via an Automator Service). It pops up as a notification, and dials the number on my phone as soon as I swipe the notification. Now, what I’m after is this: When I search for a contact in my address book with Alfred, I normally get an option to for instance copy the marked number. I want to also have an option to send this number to my phone. In short, I want Alfred to incorporate the Automator Service I have created into their Address Book feature. I have no idea if my explanation makes any sense, but I’m hoping someone gets what I’m trying to achieve.
  6. [version 1.1 on GitHub does fix a regression that prevented multiple image selection] Hello, I have a Macbook pro retina. And every time I need to share a screenshot with friends or co-workers, I have to resize them as this screenshots will just be too big to be shared on their original size. Then I wrote this quick and dirty workflow that does resize you images selection while choosing your preferred percentage. Personally I usually use 40% ... When I say quick and dirty, it's because I use a build-in automator function that does just that for me. But I had to create as many "application" than percentage ratio proposed. And each .app are 1,7 Mo (that's the dirty part ;( ). So the all workflow is around 17 Mo to download! Usage: Select your image(s) from desktop or finder, type "resize" + TAB then select your preferred ratio and hit "ENTER" If you want to keep a copy of the resized image, press "CTRL" before "ENTER" Download: get it from GitHub Dependencies: None O.
  7. Hit your hotkey and Cheaters will appear in a web-popup. Cheaters is a customizable cheat sheet system for OS X written by Brett Terpstra. Dependencies Git (I tested with v1.7.12.4 and v1.8.2.1) System Modifications Downloads the Cheaters source code into ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/Workflow Data/com.stouty.cheaters/cheaters directory. It's NOT deleted if you delete the workflow. Download v1.3 - Cheaters.alfredworkflow UPDATE: 19th May 2013 v1.5 - Cheaters.alfredworkflow - Updated Git workflow and improved PATH search Source code Blog Post To-Do Find more elegant solution to the Automator Launcher spinning gear icon hack. I tried this as both an Automator workflow and an application, both spawn the spinning gear. If everyone had Bartender, the spinning gear could be hidden by Bartender and there would be no need for the two workflows. Suggestions welcome! Update Cheaters git repo from origin/upstream master. Show progress indicator when cloning/updating. DONE: Implement update logic. I should have put the git repo in ~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/Workflow Data/$bundle_id. As it is now, the Cheaters git repo is wiped out when you install a new version of the workflow. DONE: Make Alleyoop compatible.
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