Day One Entries Using the CLI and Alfred »

Jarrod Whaley has a great workflow for entering Day One Entries using a CLI and Alfred 2:

In a previous post, I outlined my method for rapidly firing off a DayOne entry using Drafts for iOS. I’d like to follow up with a couple of methods I’ve devised for doing what amounts to the same thing when I’m sitting at my Mac. Sure, it’s not that big a deal to open up DayOne, wait for the app to load, enter a passcode, hit the ‘new entry’ button…but all of that takes a little longer than I’d like it to when I just want to jot something down quickly and then get right back into what I was doing. So I’ve come up with two solutions to this problem: one is a very simple workflow for Alfred 2, and the other is an OS X System Service.

This is right up my alley. Any time I can integrate Alfred, I do it in a heartbeat. Make sure to check out the mentioned previous post to see how it can be done remotely using Drafts on iOS.

Alfred 2 Workflows »

Over at Macdrifter, Gabe has a great list of Alfred 2 workflows he uses. I figured I’d share a few as well. I’m more impressed by Alfred 2 with each day that passes, mostly because of the amazing workflows that have been popping up. Here are a few that I love.


It’s only right to mention Gabe’s NerdQuery project, and Sean Korzdorfer made a gem to tap into it easily. With the keyword “nerd”, you can search through NQ and open the appropriate link. Perfect.


David Ferguson has some brilliant stuff including an awesome workflow for controlling Rdio –something I use all day. Search, play, pause, skip tracks –it’s all there.


David also has an amazing weather workflow that fetches your current forecast after some very minor initial setup.

Show/Hide hidden files

Here’s a crude workflow I made to quickly show or hide hidden OS X files. It came in handy while rebuilding this site. Nothing special here, just a scratch-an-itch type of thing.

Open in Chrome

Another small but incredibly useful thing for me has been quickly opening the current Safari tab in Chrome for those untimely Flashy moments. Bradley Chambers came up with a nice little workflow that is exactly what I need.1

Like I said, I’m continually amazed at some of the things being achieved through Alfred workflows. If you haven’t bought a Powerpack yet, I highly suggest it if any of this is of use to you. Alfred is one of those apps that I’d be willing to pay a subscription for. It’s that good.

  1. I couldn’t find the original link, so I just uploaded it myself. 

Alfred 2 Workflows — Searchable Recents »

I’ve been thoroughly impressed with Alfred 2, and the best part is the forum community sharing awesome workflows. I came across one today that is simply fantastic. In short, here’s some of the things it does:

  • Display recent Finder items by category
  • Display categories in a drill-down menu
  • Use spotlight to find recent files
  • Open recent files/folders
  • Make recent paths interact with Open and Save dialogs
  • List Favorite files and folders

Amazing stuff. If you’re an Alfred 2 user, you should absolutely be keeping an eye on the forum.