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  1. Vookimedlo


    Dear Alfred users, Here is a file content analysis workflow I created. I hope you find it useful. Github: https://github.com/vookimedlo/alfred-file alfred-file Alfred 3 workflow for analyzing a file content. Installation Install alfred-file workflow. All further updates are handled automatically. Usage Select a file or multiple files in finder and invoke the alfred file actions, by default the ⌃⌘\ shortcut. Then, the brief content analysis for each file will be shown.
  2. When searching in Alfred, I would love to be able to open the location of files/directories in the Finder from the search results I'd also like to be able to right click on them and get a context menu as you would the finder or on the desktop. I did a search on this forum and came across something where users can press the right arrow to get the path, but this would be a bit of a pain to manually open the finder, Go > Go to Folder, paste in the path. I imagine it would not be hard to get a script to make this happen although it'd be a bit hacky. I'd like to see these implemented as built-in features. Consider this an opportunity to implement a feature that most people would appreciate even if they take it for granted.
  3. Jaap Noordzij

    File move fails in High Sierra

    When I try to move a file by means of the standard OPTION-COMMAND \ and selecting a folder the operation fails with: "Osascript: Can't Open Default Scripting Component" This behaviour seems to be related with my upgrade to High Sierra, but I am not sure. I have not installed or changed any scripts recently How can I resolve this ? Jaap
  4. Saves the selected text to a file. The new text adds to the old one. Download You find an interesting quote that you would like to keep. Usually you copy the text, run the reader and paste the text. And with Alfred you can select the text and press the hockey. All. How it's done: 1. Create a Hotkey trigger. 2. As an option, select Selection in macOS. 3. Create Outputs → Write text File. 4. Connect them. 5. Prescribe the path to the text file, in which you will save everything. 6. Choose Append on the right, so that the new text does not erase the old one, but was added. 7. In the main field, insert the following: {datetime: medium} {clipboard} Automaton, when you have selected the text and clicked hotkey, the text file will be added with the selected text, but the current date and time will appear before it. You can create a diary and write to it. And you do not care which application you're writing in, even in the address bar. ## – for markdown.
  5. you can download it here. you need to do some change to make it work. Change the location to your own Calibre library location please.
  6. That’s my first ‘real’ workflow made to ease my everyday job workflow. Hope you will benefit from it too. What that file action does is to simply copy the name of selected folder(s) or file(s). Of course workflow works not only in Alfred File Viewer but everywhere you can select files using for example the Hotkey. → DOWNLOAD Changelog: 1.6: and again I have rewrote my workflow – now in Python it does finally support copying multiple file/folder names! 1.5: completely rewritten version now uses only bash script (4 lines of code) so it's faster allows for copying filename with its extension or without (in Run Script section delete "#" in text "#filename=${filename%.*}" this version does not support multiple file/folder names copying. If you need such option download version 1.1.1 (download link above) 1.1.1: allows for multiple file/folder names copying (only when used outside Alfred – in Finder, Forklift, etc.). Thanks for Carlos-Sz for modyfing this script! 1.1: when copying file names, file's extension is cut off 1.0: initial release
  7. After a short discussion in this thread (with @PopSquirrel) I decided to create a workflow that allows me to use custom actions (i.e. any workflow actions) on files and folders. The intention is to replace the settings that can be made under Advanced > Action Modifiers. I've included the full HOW TO USE below. Download TEMPLATE - File Search with Custom Actions from my GitHub Note: This workflow doesn't do anything "out of the box". It's a template that you can use to create your own customised actions. Examples of usage: Call a File Action workflow without go to the File Action menu. I use this with RenameAction (by @vitor) Use it with basically any workflow that takes a path as input. I use it this way with Open in Finder Tab (by @mix1009) Open a file with a specified app. I have Preview as default app for images, therefore I've added an Open File with Photoshop-action Get creative and comment below Screenshot from my configuration of the workflow: HOW TO USE This workflow allowes you to use custom actions (i.e. any workflow actions) on files and folders. The intention is to replace the settings that can be made under Advanced > Action Modifiers. This is a template workflow - you'll have to add your desired actions, modifers etcetera for the workflow to actually do anyting. Likewise you might want to change the keyword. Personally I use a the same as Alfreds default File Search, a single quote: ' The pink blocks gives you two different paths depedning on if you're actioning a file or folder. You might want to copy these to use with other modifiers as well.
  8. I often find myself wanting to AirDrop a file or iMessage an image, and I do a large portion of my file management with Alfred, however I have to dart into Finder to do these things. It would be nice if a Share action could be implemented into File Search, perhaps just another window of actions within file search, perhaps some other way.
  9. Greetings, Alfred Community, I use several cloud file sync apps like Dropbox, GDrive, Evernote, and Box.com. Most of these tools add a context menu to my desktop Finder window, allowing me to instantly share a file and copy the share URL to the clipboard. I love to use Alfred to FIND all those files quickly on my desktop, but it would be awesome to be able to copy a share URL right from Alfred instead of doing "Show in Finder" and right-clicking the context menu. First world problems, I know, but we're all about speed in here, and this would make many of us extra speedy.... Thanks for reading! Ted
  10. Alfred allows users to select multiple files in finder and press command+option+\ to run file action in Alfred file browser. Alfred also allows users to add files to buffer, but only files from Alfred file browser. I am wondering if Alfred could add files I selected in Finder to buffer.
  11. This has always been something that bothered me. I'd love if if I could preview/navigate the search results just like you can on Finder. In finder you press space (or what ever) to preview and then you can use arrow keys to move to another file without having to close and open the preview window in between. If I'm trying to find a file based on the visual contents in Alfred I have to basically: Shift ( Open ) Shift ( Close ) Arrow Down Shift ( Open ) Shift ( Close ) Arrow down Shift ( Open ) Shift ( Close ) and so on... until I've found the file I'm looking for or I ran out of files to preview. It would be easier if I could just press arrow down (or up) while the preview window is open.
  12. Hey, I suggested this feature back in v1 already, but thought of maybe suggesting it again, hoping it would be added to Alfred 2 sometime. From the file action menu there's no option to rename a file. I can't think it would be that hard to incorporate into Alfred in a nice fashion. This can be done in a workflow I believe, but it would be made in a really "ugly" fashion (like the color labeling workflow here, which re-invokes Alfred after the action is selected), and it's such a useful thing that I think it should be a part of Alfred itself. Please add this to Alfred. Thanks, Ben
  13. I would love to add my workflow to assist those able to help me. Am I correct in understanding Alfred Forums only accepts images? My challenge as a newbie is to create a file to save product purchase keys, either as screenshot images or text in a clipboard, or manually typed. I use ^$ to initiate Alfred asking me if it is a txt file or an image file. I then name it and it finishes before I get a chance to do anything else.
  14. alfredclough

    Rename File Workflow

    This workflow simply allows to rename and existing file. The workflow prompts you with a box to enter the new file name. It can handle multiple arguments, so if you pass several files it will prompt you one by one for the new name for each file. Click here to download.
  15. Hi, I am fairly new to Alfred and I am at the moment trying to discover all it can or can not do for my personal and professional workflow. Here my wonder is to understand if it's possible to search for files attached to emails ? If yes, how to do so for the Apple Mail app and for AirMail ? So far, I couldn't even find an email in fact. I have unselected "Emails" from the "Don't show" list in File search >> Search, but so far, it is not working. Any help would be much appreciated here. Regards
  16. I often find myself using the drag and drop feature of alfred, whereby I can drag an item from the list just like you can drag an file from the desktop. For example, this is how I attach email documents. This is pretty nice, but it would be really nice if I could do this with they keyboard. Is there a workflow for that? If not, does this seem like a feasible thing to do? Thanks for any help you can provide!
  17. therockmandolinist

    Emacs workflow?

    I guess I should first ask, is there an alfred workflow to smoothly interact with emacs in terminal (not the emacs gui/application)? And now, please excuse my lack of general knowledge: I currently have a very simple workflow set up that browses alfred and runs the terminal command "emacs {query}" on enter. I was wondering how hard it would be to make a workflow that checks if terminal is already open with emacs running, and if so, actually open the query as a buffer in emacs. Another question, kind of related to this (so that i could do "emacs .emacs" and such): I understand Alfred doesn't show hidden files since spotlight doesn't index them, but is there a way to make a specific hidden file findable with spotlight/alfred? (I've heard there's a way to hide files from them by adding stuff to their comments, was basically wondering if the opposite is possible too.)
  18. I get incredibly paranoid pretty much every time I use these file actions. Partial reason for this request ...and my paranoia, is how copy and move silently fail if the file(s) already exists in the destination folder. So, I've developed a habit of always navigating to the destination folder to make sure the file(s) were copied or moved there. Which kind of makes these folder actions useless for me. I might as well just copy or cut and paste from finder folder to another and that would be more or less just as convenient, if not more convenient. Maybe there could be a osx notification that says: "File succesfully copied.", or something. I mean sure... When you move a file and it disappears, it probably ended up in the destination folder, but when you're copying, you won't be able to tell. You just have to assume or make sure it did. Of course you can't see the file disappear if you do it all in Alfred and you don't have the finder folder open. In addition to this, It would be great if Alfred handled copying and moving more like finder does, when it detects the file(s) already exist in destination folder. The way it gives you options: "Keep both", "Stop", "Replace".
  19. joonas

    File dock?

    I've not been a big user of the File buffer, but I'd love it if there was a feature much the like the File buffer, but not. Something more like "File dock". So, basically the same as file buffer except: Files can only be removed by the user manually. Never automatically. I'd like to be able to add workflows there. I'd love to be able to drag files into these icons. ( Just imagine typing "find some-file.jpg" and dragging that into the photoshop icon above, for instance. Aaah the possibilities... ) I understand that as it is, file buffer would either have to be somehow extended, changed or replaced by this feature, so that the File dock icons could be placed in the same position. So I don't know, but I'd love it if the icons would sit in the same position as in the screenshot.
  20. It will be great if we could delete a file by simply saying "delete <filename>". I searched everywhere but there is no such workflow in alfred, launchbar or quicksilver. I know there is an operations menu which we can access by option+command+\ but thats a cumbersome process. as a CLI fan i like typing a command and be done with it. "delete <filename>" can suggest multiple files if they start with same name. then with up/down arrow key we can select the file. this will fill the text box with the filename which we intend to delete like "delete text.Docx" . simply press enter and move it to trash.
  21. rwt

    Quick Print

    Hey guys, Here's a simple yet extremely useful plugin to quickly print (on your default printer) a file or some text. If the query is empty, your last copied text is printed. print -> print from clipboard print {query} -> print argument file action, print -> print file. Warning: Not all files will work. Screenshots: Download: http://ge.tt/9Ko2Egj/v/0?c
  22. When I manually add OPML files to Alfred's file type search list, Alfred does not see them. However, if I tell Alfred to "Search all file types," the OPML files are visible. So the problem is not the files themselves. I have tried removing and re-adding OPML files to Alfred's file type search list to no avail.
  23. I recently use a lot the function to send an image via mail. I've set up mail app to disable inline attachment like this: defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes Mail preview seems right: But this is what I receive in outlook on windows: Just a shitty Icon-like Preview: The thing ist, when I add the image directly in mail via "add attachment" button. It works fine and I receive the image in outlook as a real attachment. How can I tell Alfred to do exactly the same as when I would make it in mail-app? Thanks for your help! Cheers Tommy
  24. In Finder, if a file name is longer than the column containing it, it is truncated with a '…' in the middle, so you can see the file extension and other important data found at the end of the name. Alfred puts the ellipsis at the end of the column, so I can't tell whether I'm looking at com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred or com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2 Just a suggestion
  25. If I select a file using file search "actions", I would like to copy or move the file to a USB. However Alfred doesn't see my USB. Is there a way to make this work?