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  1. I really like the idea of Alfred managing my text snippets (I'm using a separate app for that so far). However, when trying to migrate, I found that Alfred has no option to expand snippets only when typed as a entire word, i.e. trigger the expansion only after the snippet keyword has been terminated by a space or newline or tab. That's a feature available in most text expanding utilities I know, and if Alfred had it too, that would be great! For now, I can include a space in the keyword, which is the most common case. Entering a tab or newline in the keyword field does not work (obviously).
  2. Hi alfredders I love Alfred and struggle to find anything wrong with it. It has managed to substitute lots of tiny utility apps (weather, calculator, clipboard manager... Just to name the first that come to mind). For my line of work I type frequently the same text over and over and over. I've been using Typinator in the past and love its Input Field options (see attached screenshots). I was wondering if there was something similar in development for future version of Alfred or - EVEN BETTER - if a workflow already exists to achieve a similar result. In short I'd like to have the ability to expand a snippet with multiple choice to pick from (either single option or multiple choice, doesn't matter really). Or should i simply accept the idea that this is not achievable for the time being/future? I'm not a developer: I'm in the other side of the spectrum (read Designer) so not sure what I'm talking about here Thanks in advance everyone and forgive me if this was not the right section to post this!
  3. I was hoping to use Alfred's snippets to store and edit 'canned responses' across various email accounts I manage. It works beautifully for text, but any hyperlinks are dropped. That is, "click <a href='location'>here</a> for help" becomes "click here for help" I know in Gmail that copy/paste retains hyperlink data, but any copy/paste into a text editor will drop the hyperlinks (I assume this has to do with meta-something). I'm not even sure if the TextExpander tools feature something like this, but support for rich html snippets would be amazing!
  4. Hello, Since Adobe Illustrator was updated to CC 2017, snippets won't auto-expanded. There's no problem in other applications, issues only in Adobe. From 10 times it works 1 time. I have tried to check Help and Troubleshooting articles, but no luck. The problem is probably in Adobe, on the old version everything worked. Please help resolve the problem. Thanks in advance. Alfred v3.4 [850] Adobe Illustrator CC 21.1.0 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
  5. Is there a way to use rich text in snippets such as links or formatted text?
  6. Keyboard maestro has a basic implementation for regex snippets and I was thinking it might be cool for Alfred to take it on. If I could be in whatever text editor/chatroom/whatever and have code shorthand to write something I useful, it opens up some interesting productivity opportunities. Currently with KM I use (⌥a) å.fill(text,count) to make text repeat a certain number of times. Useful when spamming texts haha! Anyway, let me know what you think.
  7. Alfred trims trailing spaces and tabs in keyword. Fix it please.
  8. I know people have requested image support in the clipboard history feature in Alfred. That would be great, but I would really like to see support for maintaining text formatting (rich text) in the snippets and clipboard history. As of now all text is converted into plain text in the history and snippets. It would great if formatting were not lost.
  9. Is there any way to import over my TextExpander snippets into Alfred v3? I found this, but Github is a bit beyond me, no idea how to get started.
  10. How can you preview links in clipboard history? I copy a lot of bitly links into my clipboard and re-use them, the challenge is when I'm trying to sort through the Clipboard history I can't tell the content of them. Is this possible? How could it be done?
  11. I've been trying to figure out for a while now (a few days) and it has been eating me up. How does one create a workflow that can allow, with a keyboard shortcut, the pasting of multiple items from the clipboard? Ideally, I would be able to copy several items to my clipboard, and then with some shortcut, be able to post all the clippings from the last 5 minutes? But, it would also be really awesome if I could open the clipboard viewer, and with the "Shift" key held down and navigating with arrows, be able to select multiple ones to past in. I've been searching the forums, and I think I might just not be searching the right terms, or no one has done this. I think I still have alfred 2, so these {clipboard:1}, {clipboard:2} things aren't in the recognized coding language parameters (made up that combo of words, pardon me) If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this, or can help me to find something like this, PLEASE HELP ME. AHHHH...
  12. Hi, Yesterday I updated Alfred to the latest version of Alfred (3.3.2) as I wanted to get rid of the little bug I encounter every time I expand a snippet for the first time of my session. Alfred either expands the latest clipboard item or if the text of my snippet is "Alfred", Alfred expands "AAlfred".
  13. When I use « snip » keyword (and a short text start) to see my snippet list, the snippet list appears with some CMD + N keystroke. I use this list when I forget my keyword so, in this list, I'd like to see my keyword too, for memory refresh (see the pict).
  14. Is it possible to create a snippet that includes an image, and/or different fonts? Ideally, I would like to create a snippet that inserts an image of my signature, followed by my address in smaller fonts.
  15. Add by options to disable snippet collections without having to delete them from Alfred preferences. When making a presentation, there are many times that I need to copy and paste large text blocks or code snippets in front of a large audience. Snippets are a great way to paste this text without having to switch applications or store everything in a text file. However, I have different demos that all have similar snippets and would like to enable only the specific snippets for a certain demo so I can easily query them without conflicting with a different collection.
  16. Libraries/Frameworks Python: Alfred-Workflow, by @deanishe Go: goAlfred, by @raguay.customct Haskell: AlfredLibraryInHaskell, by @raguay.customct Swift: Alfred Swift Library, by @raguay.customct Node.js: Alfy, by @sindresorhus Workflow templates Convert Excel spreadsheet to Workflow: I Sheet You Not, by @deanishe Convert JavaScript browser bookmarklet to Workflow: AlfredBookmarklet, by @vitor Utilities/Components Add auto-updating to your Workflow: OneUpdater, by @vitor Support multiple browsers: Get frontmost tab’s url and title of various browsers, by @vitor Workflow management Workflow searching: Packal.org Alfred Workflow Search, by @deanishe List commands for all Workflows: Help, by @nsarthur Not Workflow related iTerm2 intergration: custom-iterm-applescripts-for-alfred, by @stuartcryan This list replaces the old one. Most of the libraries on that list are either abandoned or incredibly outdated. While they might still work, they might also work poorly with Alfred 3 or have been obsoleted by it. All the libraries on this list are (at the time of the last edit) up-to-date and their developers are either still supporting them or forum regulars. That means any problems you find and suggestions you have are likely to be addressed. If there’s any library you think belongs in (or should be removed from) this list, leave a reply below. I’ll evaluate it and then delete your comment (so the thread can be kept tidy).
  17. Hi guys, I use snippets a lot in Alfred 3, and I badly need a quicker way to edit existing snippets. They're so awesome! Please see 1st screenshot: if Cmd+S on selected snippet would open it directly (2nd screenshot) within Alfred preferences, that would be a simple but fantastic improvement! I'm suggesting Cmd+S for this because it is very similar to the already existing Cmd+S shortcut which transforms a clipping from clipboard history into a new snippet. Basically hitting Cmd+S would mean: "create a new snippet or open it for editing if it already exists". That would feel very intuitive! After hitting Cmd+S, this window would popup to make you able to quickly update the existing snippet. Thanks! Vermeer
  18. I'm using a lot of very similar Snippets (email addresses for projects). It would be very useful to be able to right-click on an existing Snippet and "Duplicate" it, so I can tweak the text in a new Snippet. Also, as I create a lot of Snippets, the ability to create an Alfred shortcut that would take me straight to the Snippets tab would be useful too. Thanks!
  19. I frequently use a specific date format that's not able to be achieved using the dynamic placeholders for snippets (without changing my system date formatting) : https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/clipboard/dynamic-placeholders/ Specifically, I prefer to have yymmdd as a snippet (it's a compliant file name without punctuation and sorts naturally). When making sure I wasn't filing a duplicate, I came across a different but related request, just for the year: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/1021-snippet-year-placeholder/?hl=%2Bdate+%2Bsnippet So my request is that of enabling more granular date formatting... perhaps breaking it into components such that I might be able to use: {year:small}{month:small}{day:small} Actual tag names aren't as important as the functionality, so something already known and documented would be more flexible, such as Python's strftime's spec: https://docs.python.org/2/library/datetime.html#strftime-and-strptime-behavior ie: {date:'%y%m%d'} That would make me so happy.
  20. Hello! Snippets: Several times a day I experience this behavior: working on some text I type shortcut for Alfred snippet and instead of snippet text I get current clipboard contents. Clipboard: When I want to paste something from history, I open history, select needed clip, press enter - and nothing happens. And then if I press cmd+V again only then paste occurs. Also happens quite often. Please advise. Thanks! Grigory
  21. This forum has seen a lot of posts recently (including my own) which are basically geared towards allowing Alfred to replace TextExpander in the wake of the Smile pricing/sync kerfuffle -- ideas like allowing tabs/form filling, input within snippet expansion, snippets triggering workflows/scripts, case sensitivity in snippets, etc. Thinking about what it would take for me to be able to replace the 250+ snippets I have in TE with Alfred snippets, there are two killer features....1) is snippets to trigger scripts (mostly for date math)....I suspect this is in the works....2) is the ability to use my snippets on iOS. As far as I've seen, this hasn't come up, but it seems like an area where Alfred could really raise the bar. Smile has a pretty widely adopted API ( https://smilesoftware.com/textexpander-ios/apps) but the TE keyboard itself is pretty slow and generic. So I'd like to see an Alfred iOS keyboard, either as part of Alfred Remote or a separate app. It could just do snippet expansion on iOS using Alfred's synced snippets. If it could run scripts, this would be even better. And for the icing on the cake, maybe it could communicate with Alfred on OS X, run a query and return the results (the kind of two-way communication I think people were hoping to see emerge with Alfred Remote). OR....now that Smile has lowered their price on TE 6 to $20/year for existing users, and $40/year or so for new users, maybe it would make sense to not invest development resources into snippets. For me at least (as an existing user) the revised TE pricing makes switching a lot less urgent and compelling -- the main concern is the need to rely on Smile's sync service. Hence the subject line....if Alfred is going to go all in with snippets and replace TextExpander, it seems like an iOS keyboard is going to be necessary for many users....if that's not on the roadmap, it might not be worth prioritizing snippet features. Thoughts?
  22. In light of replacing other text expansion tools with Alfred, I am missing two features in the beta version of Alfred 3: I need the feature of having a text entry field after having triggered a snippet so that I can fill in missing information "at expansion time", e.g. a snippet like "Dear {name}, ..." should allow me to enter a replacement for {name} during expansion of the snippet. There is support for dynamic placeholders, but it seems that this is only for date, time and clipboard and not for "on expansion time" values since they would require a UI to enter the missing values. Here is an example from another implementation (Dash): https://www.dropbox.com/s/ztnzp22reoa8b9l/Sample_custom_dynamic_snippet.png?dl=0 I need (basic) rich text snippets which allow me to format parts of my snippet in bold, as list item etc. It looks like I can format the complete snippet as a whole only as of now. I am really looking forward to the next iteration of the snippets feature.
  23. I find create snippets cumbersome, so I often don't do it. Is there an easier way to create snippets on the fly than opening up alfred preferences and filling things in there? It really seems like there should be a workflow where I can take something in my clipboard history and quickly make it into a saved snippet.
  24. 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?
  25. Hi I am trying to create a snippet to name some files and I want the current week number. I tried using {date: week of year} and doesn't seem to return the right value. If someone has figured this out, please let me know. Thank you