8.9 NeoFinder and Alfred
“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.”
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:
a “Keyword” Input:
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:
Connect the two steps, and you are done:
Then just open Alfred, and type the search string, and remember to add the “neo”:
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:
A big Thank You to Bob Connelly for the suggestion, and to Vero from Alfred for the Powerpack license key.