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Set your Google Drive’s location in the Workflow’s Configuration.


Search the contents of your Google Drive via the gd keyword. Filter for folders only with gdf. Fallback Searches are included.



  • ↩: Open.
  • ⌥↩: Reveal in Finder.
  • ⇧↩: Search on Google Drive’s website.

You’ll be asked to build the cache on the first run. A notification will show when it’s ready. The more files you have, the longer the wait. A macOS launchd agent will be loaded to do it daily. An immediate cache rebuild can be forced with fn↩.

The Universal Actions make it straightforward to copy and move files to a Google Drive folder.


To report a problem, run !gddiagnostic.

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18 minutes ago, firesofmay said:

Only issue is when I select cmd+enter, it gets copied but I don't see it being deleted till I retype nview.


That’s by design. It’s so you can delete multiple notes in a row and don’t lose your place. You may disagree with that choice but it’s not an issue, it’s working as intended.

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Added option to create and edit new empty note (or populated with Universal Action text) in one step. When using nadd, that’s now the default and ⌘↵ is the previous behaviour of using the clipboard.

To update, download the latest version (same URL) or wait a few days and it’ll prompt you to on next usage, since it uses OneUpdater.

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@vitor now that I have been using this lovely workflow for a while, I wonder if you might accept a feature request?


Would it be possible to define a default text editor within the workflow? I know I can define one within the macOS but it would be nice if I could define one just for this workflow. At the moment I'm taking the extra step of hitting the right arrow key and choosing "open with" ....


Thank you for your consideration.

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Ok I might be pushing my luck here with feature requests but, might there be a way to append text to the an existing note? I.e. use the nview command, find the note and then use a modifier to append text instead of opening the file? It would be nice to have that option.


I know i can do this with some standard alfred objects but would be cool to have it all in your workflow.....  Feel free to tell me i'm being too demanding!



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No worries. Your requests are reasonable and well explained.


I see the utility in this feature, but that’s one of those simple things which requires a high degree of specificity. E.g. should the append happen directly, have a newline between the old result, a custom separator? It becomes more cumbersome to insert the feature and its configuration into the workflow than for each person to build the one they want: Notes are shown with a File Filer so you can use Universal Actions on them. Including one you build yourself in a separate workflow (so changes are not overridden) to append exactly like you want.

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Ooooh! I hadn't thought of that. I already have a workflow that appends text using variables and alfred's append to file function. I didn't think of just making it a universal action to do this. 


Thank you for the advice and making such an incredibly useful workflow.



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