Table of Contents       8. Workflow Integration


8.9 NeoFinder and Alfred

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“Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for Mac OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords and file actions at your fingertips.” http://www.alfredapp.com/

The good thing is that NeoFinder can be easily integrated into this wonderful free tool called Alfred.

You need the
Alfred Powerpack to create and import Workflows.

Then create a new empty workflow with these parameters:

New Alfred Workflow for NeoFinder

Next, add a “Keyword” Input:

Keyword Input action


The “neo” indicates that the search command will be preceded by the new string, so use a short, unique one.

Then add a “Run NSAppleScript” Action. This will actually activate NeoFinder and start the search:

AppleScript Alfred Action



Connect the two steps, and you are done:

Complete Alfred Workflow



Then just open Alfred, and type the search string, and remember to add the “neo”:

Search your NeoFinder LIBRARY in Alfred!


Done!
Once you hit Return, NeoFinder will be activated by Alfred, and the Search for the text “Roger Hodgson” will begin immediately.

Isn’t that cool?

But of course, we have a completed Alfred Workflow prepared for you to download:

NeoFinder.alfredworkflow


A big Thank You to Bob Connelly for the suggestion, and to Vero from Alfred for the Powerpack license key.