Alfred's workflow feature continues to impress me with its usefulness. Current favourites include
- PinAdd, for adding the current tab to Pinboard.
- Pinboard Search, for searching.
- Yet another Fix open with..., comes in handy every now and then when I spot duplicate entries in the Open With menu.
I'm making plenty of use of my own workflows too. These include:
- quick searching Jira and Confluence.
- opening my 4 Gmail accounts at once (1 personal, 3 for work...).
- searching the UK rail train timetables.
I realised earlier this week that one of my oft-repeated tasks is to copy some unsorted text and paste it sorted elsewhere. Rather than faff about copying, pasting into Sublime Text, sorting, copying again, then pasting, I've written a workflow to handle this:
- copy unsorted text
- open Alfred and use the scb keyword to sort the text via bash:</p>
pbpaste | sort | pbcopy</li>
- paste into intended destination</ol> Download this workflow.
It's exactly this kind of - seeminly trivial - trick that makes Alfred such an indespensible app. Great stuff.