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I'd like to suggest Custom Group of Actions feature

 

Let say I want these perform these actions everytime I start to work on my project A :

1. Quit all opened apps

2. Open folder A with finder

3. Open url http://localhost/myproject with chrome browser

4. Open folder A with Visual Studio Code

5. Open fork app for git commit 

 

and I want to call that group of action by calling it using for example : ga work1

 

And whenever I want to take a break I will use keyword ga netflix that will :

1. Quit all opened apps

2. Open https://netflix.com with safari browser

 

This group of action can be created from Alfred Preferences. 

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I'm thinking of something like this :

 

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It will be useful if you multiple projects so you can switch your working space quickly. Let say, when I finished working on project A and want to start working on project B, I just need to open alfred and typing : ga projectb then all applications that I need for that project b will be opened automatically. I even don't need to remember location of the project b files in the finder.

 

Actually there's an app doing this called workspaces. But it's not integrated with alfred and it has some limitations. Hopefully will see this feature in alfred, to group several actions or workflows and run them at once.

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@andy That’s less powerful than what can already be done, and it’s not simpler. Have you tried making a Workflow for the steps you mention?

 

It’s simple and can be accomplished in less time than it took me to write this post. Alfred already has everything:

 

3 hours ago, andy said:

ga work1

 

Keyword Input

 

3 hours ago, andy said:

1. Quit all opened apps

 

…connected to a System Commands Action to Quit All Apps…

 

3 hours ago, andy said:

2. Open folder A with finder

 

…connected to a Reveal in Finder Action

 

3 hours ago, andy said:

3. Open url http://localhost/myproject with chrome browser

 

…connected to an Open URL Action

 

3 hours ago, andy said:

4. Open folder A with Visual Studio Code

 

…connected to an Open File Action

 

3 hours ago, andy said:

5. Open fork app for git commit 

 

…connected to another Open File Action.

 

All the tools you want are already available. They each take one single step, just like your suggestion, and they can do way more.

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Thanks guys. Before this, I always thinking to create a custom workflow is always about phyton coding which is I'm not capable of. Now I'm realize that Alfred is able to do a lot of things in more sophisticated way. It's my fault not exploring Alfred that much for years and only using other user's workflows. I'll start to learn to create my own workflow now. Thanks

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