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NOTE: For complete and up-to-date information on how to install, use and customize myPhoneDesktop for Alfred 2 Workflow click this link:

myPhoneDesktop for Alfred Workflow (Send to iPhone)

 

 

myPhoneDesktop provides an easy and effective way to work with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch directly from your desktop. It works like magic and it is wireless! Whether you need to make a phone call, send a long SMS, copy a large amount of text, send a long and complicated to retype URL, open route in mobile Google Map, or store an image on your iPad or iPhone, myPhoneDesktop greatly streamlines your workflow.

 

myPhoneDesktop for Alfred Workflow provides interaction between Alfred and myPhoneDesktop for Mac. Now you can send Phone Numbers, SMS, Plain text, Images and and any other kind of files to myPhoneDesktop directly from Alfred and instantly receive them on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

 

Download and Install

  1. Haven't got myPhoneDesktop yet? Get myPhoneDesktop on the App Store.
  2. You must be a Alfred Powerpack user so you can take advantage of Alfred Workflows. 
  3. Download myPhoneDesktop for Alfred Workflow from this page and double click it. This will open Alfred’s Preferences window and will automatically install myPhoneDesktop for Alfred workflow.

How to use myPhoneDesktop for Alfred 2 Workflow

 

To Send Phone Number to myPhoneDesktop

  1. Toggle Alfred
  2. Type send followed by phone number and press Enter

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To Send SMS to myPhoneDesktop

  1. Toggle Alfred
  2. Type send followed by phone number and SMS text separated by pipe " | " character
  3. press Enter

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To Send File to myPhoneDesktop

  1. Toggle Alfred
  2. Navigate to the file and hit right arrow. This will open up the result actions panel
  3. Type word send and select Send to iPhone action 

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Note: Search for files should be enabled via the "Alfred Preferences"

 

Send Phone Number to iPhone

Alfred and myPhoneDesktop users are able to send phone number directly to their iPhone while viewing contact details in Alfred app. Here is how it is done:

  • First: enable Alfred's "Open Contacts in Alfred" feature. Launch Alfred's Preferences and navigate to Features | Contacts | Contacts section. In the "Contacts" tab check "Open Contacts in Alfred".

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  • Click + button to add custom action. In the "Contact Field" choose "Phone" and select "Send to iPhone" action in the"Phone" drop-down to set it as the automatic action for the phone numbers. When done - click the "Add Custom Action" button.

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  • To Send Phone Number to iPhone: Toggle Alfred, navigate to desired contact and press Enter to open contact in the Alfred app

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  • Select a phone number and press enter to send this number to iPhone via myPhoneDesktop services

alfred-choose-phone-number-send-to-iphonDownload

  1. Get myPhoneDesktop on the App Store.
  2. Download myPhoneDesktop for Alfred Workflow
Edited by mPD
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  • 4 weeks later...

Thanks for the workflow!

 

Maybe it would be good to include a check whether the Mac program is running and if not to start it. Otherwise the command just does nothing and does not warn the user...

 

Thanks,

 

J

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Thanks for the workflow!

 

Maybe it would be good to include a check whether the Mac program is running and if not to start it. Otherwise the command just does nothing and does not warn the user...

 

You are very welcome!

Regarding check if mPD is running - the check is there - will have to check why its not working for you. will update...

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... also, it would be great if one could send text with line endings included (maybe using \n)...

 

Thanks again,

 

J

This is possible now you can do this with \n for example to send multiline SMS do

Send 212-555-1212 | line1 \n line2 \n line 3

to send multiline text do:

Send line1\n line2\n line3
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Thanks for the workflow!

 

Maybe it would be good to include a check whether the Mac program is running and if not to start it. Otherwise the command just does nothing and does not warn the user...

 

Thanks,

 

J

This is not working for me either. I was wondering if you did you find a solution?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Regarding the issue: "check if myPhoneDesktop is running and if not - start it" - we had submitted issue to Alfred developers because current check if myPhoneDesktop is running returns false positive when executing from within Alfred

Thanks to @matias we implemented a temporary workaround so you can now download updated workflow

We will update this thread as soon as we know more info. Thank you.

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