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Reddit for Alfred

Find subreddits and browse hot posts on Reddit.



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  • r/ — Show list of popular subreddits
  • r/<query> — Search for subreddits matching <query>
    • or or ⌘+NUM — Show 50 hottest posts in subreddit
  • r/subreddit/ — Show 50 hottest posts on subreddit <subreddit>
  • r/<subreddit>/<query> — Filter posts by <query>
    • or ⌘+NUM — Open post URL in default browser
    • ⌘+↩ — Open Reddit comments in default browser
    • ⌘+L — Show full post title in Alfred's Large Text window

Note: OS X's "delete word" shortcut (⌥+⌫) is very handy for backing
out of a subreddit.


A fairly rudimentary workflow to browse subreddits.

The subreddit search, r/<query>, uses Reddit's API to search for subreddits
that match <query>. 25 results are retrieved by default.

The subreddit search can be a bit odd, which is due to the oddness of Reddit's
search function.

Search within a subreddit, r/subreddit/<query>, only filters the list of hot
results. 50 results are retrieved by default.

Edited by deanishe

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34 minutes ago, nikivi said:

It even expands to search for threads inside the subreddit.


Only hot posts. You can't actually search within a subreddit, only filter the list of hot posts.



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The shift key didn't work for me before but now it does, now I really like this workflow!


I wish there was a place to paste my own urls:


1. manual multireddits - pics+funny

2. personal multireddits - /u/<user>/m/<multi>


Also, how about moving to the next page? Is that possible?

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  1. Multireddits work. It just doesn't remember them, as they aren't real subreddits. I'll see if that's fixable.
  2. Personal subreddits will take more work. Also a maybe.
  3. Next page: Doubtful.

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Wow, that's amazing! Thanks!


Btw, I did a lot of reddit parsing in my day, if I remember correctly, the next page url is dead-simple, it's something like reddit.com/your-url/.json?after=<id>

and the <id> is the last id of the post from the previous page, so it works the same in any reddit url.

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