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After exploring @deanishe's great Searchio Workflow, @nikivi's Web Searches Workflow, and asking for tips on how to best share my many Custom Searches, I decided to launch a simple website with a listing of my Custom Searches, along with icons that I'm making for each one.

 

There are 57 searches so far, I have another 33 that I'm working on, and you can also submit your own suggestions! 

 

Would love to know if you find this valuable! 

 

Visit Alfred Custom Searches

 

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13 hours ago, Mgor said:

Personally, It would be better if I could search in each mac app

 

Hmm. Can you explain what you mean? Which Mac apps are you thinking of? For those that support custom URL handlers, this is possible — for example my custom search for Spotify or with my Twitter Toolkit.

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On 10/5/2020 at 7:10 PM, chris said:

I've also created 80+ custom icons for many of these searches, which you can get here.

 

You haven’t really created those, though; not really. You’ve grabbed existing logos, stuck them on a round container and are selling them, which might get you in legal trouble. It’s unlikely, but any brand would be within their right to send you a cease and desist and possibly ask for damages.


At least one of them can’t even be used on that version: according to Instagram’s brand guidelines (last time I checked them), the coloured logo can only be used when referring to the app itself in specific cases. Not that anyone follows that rule, and I’ve never heard of legal repercussions from that.


There are quite a few open-source projects that gather and distribute those same logos (and more) in vector format. They probably get a free pass because they’re generally target at developers and there’s no money exchange involved. You can’t say the same.

 

I’m not a lawyer, but I am a graphic designer who used to specialise in logo and brand design. My non-legal advice is that for $5, it’s probably wise to rethink selling those.

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4 hours ago, vitor said:

 

You haven’t really created those, though; not really. You’ve grabbed existing logos, stuck them on a round container and are selling them, which might get you in legal trouble. It’s unlikely, but any brand would be within their right to send you a cease and desist and possibly ask for damages.


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I’m not a lawyer, but I am a graphic designer who used to specialise in logo and brand design. My non-legal advice is that for $5, it’s probably wise to rethink selling those.

 

Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it, and I hear you.

 

For me, charging a small fee is really about recognizing the work that I put into assembling the logos and creating high quality versions, similar to how you have a Paypal link in your footer. While some of the icons and logos are available in public repositories, many are not, and I spent many hours combing the web to find vector versions or recreated them myself. 

 

Of course, if any brand would prefer that I remove them from the collection, I'd be more than happy to oblige; the intention is to make brands look good in Alfred searches that point to the associated web properties. I'm certainly not building apps using other people's logos and pretending that my app is made by them.

 

I also felt encouraged by the number of other icon sets that I've seen launch recently that take advantage of iOS's new custom icon capabilities. I've seen many of those sets sell for $15-20+ and are basically offering the same value as I am, with one designer claiming to have made six figures in six days. I don't believe I'll get rich (or barely break even given the time I put in) but I did want to experiment with charging for a digital good.

 

And to be clear, no, just because multiple parties may engage in infringement doesn't make it legit, but this gray area seems to be one that brands don't seem too bothered by, at least from what I can tell. But again, happy to remove any brand that doesn't want to be included in the set!

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