Alfred 2 Workflow: Openers
Alfred 1 had extensions, where Alfred 2 now has workflows. These are really (must) improved versions of their old counterparts.
Alfred 1 had this little feature that allowed a user to prioritize certain search results over others using a File or Group extension. For every shortcut, you create a new extension. I use these to launch apps with letters that make more sense to me personally, than what are contained in the apps’ name itself. I use
mas to launch the app named App Store,
fcp7 to launch Final Cut Pro 7,
fcpx for Final Cut Pro X and so forth.
With Alfred 2, these extensions can be combined into a single workflow. I called mine Openers.
Each of the Keyword Inputs and Launch Apps Actions are configured like this:
- Keyword without argument
- App name in title and icon of the app
- Only one app to launch in the Action.
You can use the same workflow to create all sorts of launchers!
- Action: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Acorn, Sketch, Projects folder