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BenjaminO

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This is a fun idea. It will be live soon at http://alfred.app/workflows/benjaminoddou/folderify/. I have a question and a suggestion:


Why clear the File Buffer every time?


You’re using Loading folders… and Loading png files… in the Placeholder Subtext of the File Filters. That was confusing to me at first, because the Loading together with the make it look as if we should wait for the results to be populated, when in fact we can just start typing to filter for what we’re looking for. May I suggest updating the message (or deleting it)?

 

That’s not an impediment for inclusion in the Gallery, but I do think it’d make it clearer for other users.

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Hello @vitor and thank you for the feedback ! You are totally right about that. May I ask you to tell me if you prefer « start writing to find png file » and « start writing to find folder » or should I remove them totally ? I’ll update that very soon 😉

 

EDIT : regarding the buffer, for my use case I prefer clearing the buffer because I do not wish to reuse it after the workflow. If that not suitable or if you think I should change that behavior, do not hesitate to give me some feedbacks 😄

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26 minutes ago, BenjaminO said:

May I ask you to tell me if you prefer « start writing to find png file » and « start writing to find folder » or should I remove them totally ?

 

In general I tend to prefer having the subtext, but whichever you feel works best. The proposed message is good.

 

27 minutes ago, BenjaminO said:

I prefer clearing the buffer because I do not wish to reuse it after the workflow.

 

But you’re clearing the File Buffer when using the File Filters. If it was instead being cleared when using the File Actions I could see the reasoning, but as it is I feel you may be trying to do something which can be accomplished easier. Hence my question.

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Hello @vitor, I think I will stick with the prompt then. In my experience (correct me if I am wrong), buffer is cleared by default when using file actions. 🤔

 

I also have a small question regarding the update of workflows in Alfred Gallery. Is the connection between my repo and the Gallery is automatic? I mean if I push a new release in GitHub, should I also send a binary somewhere else or the Gallery will point to the right version ?

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1 hour ago, BenjaminO said:

I also have a small question regarding the update of workflows in Alfred Gallery.

I can deal with that question and will leave the other for Vitor. I had the same question about gallery updates as you and Vitor clarified that gallery updates will be automatic from workflows posted on GitHub. I hope that answers at least that question.

 

Stephen

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As I understand things all you need to do is to post any update on GitHub as and when you make one. The gallery will automatically detect the update and itself will be updated soon after your GitHub update. Users who have downloads from the gallery can use the Aflred Gallery link (at the bottom of the list of workflows in Alfred) to check for, and download, any updates from the gallery.

 

Stephen

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