Jump to content

Fill-ins in snippets (textexpander replacement!)

Recommended Posts

If I understand correctly, you are talking about a snippet that pops up a form where you provide values for fields (e.g. the addressee of an email). You can get that feature with aText, which is $5.


It would be awesome to have this for Alfred though!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 8 months later...
  • 1 year later...
  • 1 year later...
12 hours ago, dfay said:

You can do this with snippet triggers in workflows.


He knows: I actually sent him to this thread because using Snippet Triggers is a cumbersome way to achieve this (especially if the snippet has multiple placeholders), and a real job of work if you have a large number of such snippets (as i believe @Ran does).


I’m still using Typinator for such snippets for that reason.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 year later...

Superhuman just launched variables in their snippets and they handle fill-ins pretty elegantly... they provide a few well-known variables, and then you can create your own placeholders, and if there's no set value, Superhuman will prompt you for a value:




As a suggestion for a Workflow, perhaps if there's a placeholder without a value, the Alfred UI could pop asking for all the necessary variables in a sequence until all the placeholders are filled. 


I don't have time to tackle this right now, but it seemed like a clever way to approximate what's being requested here.

Edited by Chris Messina
added a link
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...