Accessing Shortcuts for Mac with Alfred Workflows and Universal Actions
Alfred users can now access their library of shortcuts on the Mac, thanks to an official Alfred workflow by Vítor Galvão. The workflow allows users to access individual shortcuts and folders of shortcuts, as well as pass text and files to shortcuts for processing. It’s a nice approach that uses Alfred’s existing workflow system to
Shortcuts By SENTINELITE: A Fantastic New Stream Deck Plugin
If you own a Stream Deck and want a better way for adding your shortcuts to it, give Shortcuts by SENTINELITE a try. I’ve only been playing with the plugin for a short time, but this is hands down the best way I’ve found for adding push-button convenience to Shortcuts on the Mac. I covered
In my day job, I work on Windows, and XYplorer is my file manager of choice due to it’s configurability and extensibility through scripting. One of my most used extensions is one which will move the last downloaded file to the directory in the currently focused XYplorer pane. I have written about a very similar XYplorer script in the past that works in the same way, but rather than the last download, it grabs a copy of the last screenshot I took. Recently I realised I was missing this functionality over on my Mac, and so I decided to redress the imbalance through a little scripting.
Apple's automation platform had a big year with the release of Shortcuts for Mac, but growing pains are holding users back – here are 8 things Apple could fix to improve the Shortcuts app for everyone whether you're new or a power user.