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  1. Or a team of people who individually use Alfred app, is it possible to make the snippets shareable between us? For example, John is the source of all the snippets, he clicks export, and each of us clicks import of his export file on each of our computers. Thank you very much.
  2. Hi there, I really wanted to be able to use :ok_hand: as a shortcut for 👌, but the emoji pack didn't support these new emojis... So I made my own! There ae more than 400 emojis that ware added, it still works the same And I'll keep updating it for the forseeable future. Download link: https://github.com/paris-ci/Alfred-Emoji-Pack-Update/raw/master/snippets/Emoji Pack Update.alfredsnippets Code used to generate the pack: https://github.com/paris-ci/Alfred-Emoji-Pack-Update It's basically the same thing as before, so here is the installation tutorial : http://joelcalifa.com/blog/alfred-emoji-snippet-pack/ (Don't use the download link there, it's still the old version, I am not the original author)
  3. Not sure if this has been requested, but I was dissapointed to see that the "Snippets" feature was not touched in this last 4.0 update. I would love to be able to create snippets that interacted and requested info based on how you define it. For instance, if my snippet is defined as: "Your name is %name%", when executed, a prompt will request the %name% value and then paste the shortcut --> "Your name is Christian". I am trying to use RocketTypist to do this but it's buggy, this would be a nice addition to the snippet feature in Alfred, which I have found to be very responsive. Thanks!
  4. Hi there, IMO adding a turn-on/off shortcut of Alfred Snippet would be extremely convenient... I know that we’re allowed to exclude some apps out of the Alfred Snippet. However, there are always some special cases that I wanna turn off the Alfred Snippet temporarily in the apps where I always prefer Alfred Snippet support.
  5. I found myself chatting with people from time to time and needing to send equations. Obviously when Latex is available it's preferable but sometimes it's not. As a result I need a solution that requires zero installs but formats text a little better than you can get with the standard characters on the keyboard. Example: let's not say x^2 but x². Let's not say sqrt(x) but √(x). I want to be able to do this without looking up characters in a character table and I don't want it to add to how much I have to type much. Enter snippets. They allow for decently complex notation without needing Latex. Because this is just unicode it works in most browsers and on most smartphones as well. Github link.
  6. See for the background. Snippet Creator adapted from https://github.com/derickfay/import-alfred-snippets There are two keywords, both of which result in the creation of a new snippet: sc - (single step) Required fields: name|keyword|content -- separated by | sc2 (multi step) - Enter the snippet text, then you'll be prompted for the keyword / name -- in the interest of speed and simplicity the name is set to the keyword. sc2 also has triggers to pre-population with selected text or clipboard contents set prefsPath in the environment variables to the path to your snippets folder - e.g. "/Users/someuser/Dropbox/Sync/Alfred 4/Alfred.alfredpreferences/snippets/" and newSnippetFolder to your desired target folder The workflow posts a notification on success to remind you of your newly created snippet. https://www.dropbox.com/s/85nc52o241qobvm/snippet creator.alfredworkflow?dl=0 Version 0.2: - updated to use a pipe | as a delimiter instead of a comma, and to remove the requirement to enclose text in quotes Version 0.1: initial
  7. 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.
  8. With the new features in Alfred Snippets, I'm considering consolidating all my snippets from aText into Alfred. One feature that I use often in aText is the ability to embed a snippet inside another snippet expansion. This allows me to treat smaller snippets as variables that can be reused in other larger snippets. Is this possible with Alfred's Snippets?
  9. Alfred trims trailing spaces and tabs in keyword. Fix it please.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. Using Alfred 4 + Powerpack... I want to migrate from another text expander and keep everything in Alfred. Is there a way to require a delimiter such as a space, period, question mark, etc. in order to autoexpand a snippet? Other text expanders do that. Is there a way to create a shortcut to open the Snippets window directly without having to access Alfred Preferences and then select "Snippets" from the sidebar? I would like a fast way to make a selection into a snippet. Thanks!
  13. 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!
  14. If you are a STEM student, you might have been familiar with the markup language LaTex. Typing equations in LaTex is painful and it is almost impossible to compile the latex document without getting an error once or twice. To facilitate writing LaTex documents, I have created a comprehensive (more than 2000) snippets especially dedicated to latex greek letters. Example usage: Type this: \\a This expands to: \alpha Type this: \\ax This expands to: $\alpha$ and so on. Here: prefix = \\ letter = a expands to = alpha The snippet can be found in my GitHub: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/ALFRED/blob/master/AlfredSnippets/LatexGreek.alfredsnippets Installation: 1. Download the snippet and double click 2. UNCHECK the option Strip snippet of auto expand flag (by default it is checked, uncheck it) Detailed usage: Some rules: 1. I call Partial, Angle and Bold as prefix terms. 2. I call other attributes such as bar, prime, hat, etc suffix. 3. x means surround by the two dollar sign. E.g to create $\alpha$ we need to type \\ax. 4. suffix attributes need only one extra letter at the beginning. Eg. to create \bar{\alpha} we need to type \\ab` where b means bar. 5. prefix attributes needs two surrounding letters. E.g. to create \partial{\alpha} we need to type \\pay here prefix p means partial and we also need last letter y.
  15. Hi, I accidentally deleted my main collection of snippets, instead of just the one individual snippet inside that collection (wasn't paying attention to which '+/-' I was pressing). I don't have a sync location set and unfortunately don't have a time machine backup - does anyone know where the alfdb file goes when it's deleted? Not in trash, hoping it's still recoverable. Thanks in advance, any help is really appreciated!
  16. There are some ways to create and use the snippets in Alfred. 1. Using snip command . We can only see the command name, and copy the snippets but cant see the contents. 2. Using clipboard manager we can search and see the contents of snippets and copy it, but can not see the preview (eg. using shift key) Here, I would like to get help creating a workflow which will write the snippets to a file and quickview it. idea: command: qsnip hello effect: copies the snippet called hello and paste the contents "hello world" to a file called "mysnip.txt" in the directory of workflow. effect: qlmanage -p mysnip.txt Problem: I am unware how to save the snippet to the file "mysnip.txt" I have shared the minimal workflow here: https://github.com/bhishanpdl/Shared/blob/master/Alfred_questions/qsnip.alfredworkflow?raw=true
  17. Hi all, I accidentally deleted the whole collection instead of one snippet. Is there a way to retrieve that? Maybe something on the file system in the Library folder? Thanks in advance for your help. - Charlie
  18. Would love to have a way to import snippets already created in other apps into Alfred? I'm thinking apps like aText, TextExpander, etc?
  19. Hi there, Recently, I noticed that when I'm typing some snippet keyword will be picked up by computer, even I'm not within the Alfred box. Eg, I have snippet as 'name', when I was typing inside Bear notes, when I type name, the snippet content will pop up into the text field. Can you please look into this? Ian
  20. I'm trying to work out how to complete a second step in a new workflow that will streamline a workflow I use several times a day. I create Markdown notes throughout my day. I have a pretty basic workflow that runs a terminal command that, in turn, creates a file and opens it in my text editor. I then invoke a snippet that populates the note with predefined text, and multiple clipboard items that I save before I invoke the workflow. In other words: Save multiple bits of information to my Alfred clipboard in a predetermined sequence Run a terminal command through a simple workflow that creates the Markdown file, and opens it in my text editor When the file opens in my editor, I manually run a snippet that populates the file, including the clipboard items using {clipboard:0}, {clipboard:1}, etc syntax. The terminal command looks something like this: touch ~/path/to/directory/$(date +%Y-%m-%d)_Feedback_{query}_Interactions.md & open ~/path/to/directory/$(date +%Y-%m-%d)_Feedback_{query}_Interactions.md -a Atom The {query} is something I add when I trigger the workflow. The snippet contains predefined text with placeholders for my clipboard items. I'd like to combine all of that from into a single workflow. What I can't work out is how to include the 3rd step in the workflow so I can run it all as a single step. I don't suppose anyone has any suggestions?
  21. I have tried multiple different settings to fix it, but whenever I expand a snippet into Word, it reformats the paragraph spacing, messing with my document. Is there an option (in either Word or Alfred) to fix this? Thanks!
  22. This is very minor, but also maybe very easy to adjust? In the Snippets section, can the ‘add’ and ‘remove’ buttons be oriented with the left side of their respective fields? It’s silly, but I click 'add collection’ all the time meaning to click ‘add snippet’ because it’s visually near to the field, and since we read left to right, I think orienting the GUI that way improves the flow. Plus, if they were both oriented to the left it would be less distance to travel between mouse clicks; microseconds in efficiency!
  23. I noticed that when I use text expansion in VS Code, the snippets don't expand fully. It seems to occur when the Markdown All in One extension is enabled. I've opened an issue here: Text snippets don't expand correctly when using text expansion, with Markdown All in One enabled · Issue #200 · neilsustc/vscode-markdown. I did some additional testing with TextExpander and I wasn't able to reproduce the issue when I expanded snippets in TextExpander, when the Markdown All in One extension is enabled in VS Code. Would there be something about how Alfred expands snippets that differs from how TE handles text expansion, that could be causing this issue in VS Code? I've only really noticed this issue in VS Code, and when the Markdown All in One extension is enabled. I've been using Atom as my primary editor and don't have this issue there, so this seems to be caused by some sort of interaction between VS Code (with the extension enabled), and Alfred. I don't suppose you have any insights that might be helpful in troubleshooting this?
  24. Is there a way to use rich text in snippets such as links or formatted text?
  25. Hi When I click on 'Automatically expand snippets by keyword' the Alfred Text Service dialog is coming up but when I click on 'Let's get started!' then nothing happens. System Preferences is not coming nor is the dialog box to ask for permission. If I go to the Security & Privacy / Privacy tab there is nothing shown. I, eventually, was able to fix it by using 'Path Finder', go into Alfred3 package content and drag the Alfred Text Service into the Security & Privacy / Privacy tab.
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