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Create New File in Finder (with optional templates)

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This Workflow allows you to easily create a new file in the Mac OS Finder by typing new into Alfred. You can also setup pre-populated templates for filetypes (instructions on my blog). I have also added a hotkey option. You can specify the hotkey from your Alfred Workflow window (I find CTRL + ALT + N works quite nicely).

 

This is a re-write of the Alfred 1.x extension I released last year. Once again I'd like to thank Chris Kalafarski (farski) for improving the first ever version of my script.

 

Download Workflow here (8kb).

 

I hope you find this as useful as I do. To those who may not use Finder, I plan to add Path Finder support at some point in the future!

 

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This is awesome. The only thing I don't like it how the default extension is .txt , as I sometimes make files with no extension.

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Awesome workflow! But for some reason, I'm only able to create files named "Untitled.txt". Whatever I write after pressing the hotkey is ignored.

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Awesome workflow! But for some reason, I'm only able to create files named "Untitled.txt". Whatever I write after pressing the hotkey is ignored.

 

The same happens for me if I don't specify a file extension - but if I do, everything works as advertised.

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The same happens for me if I don't specify a file extension - but if I do, everything works as advertised.

 

It works for me, for example I right 'new index.html' or 'new text.txt'

You need to specify a name and extension

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