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Show Last File Added to Dropbox with Alfred

To continue on yesterday's post, revealing files in the Finder can be very useful. One thing that I find myself doing daily is moving into a particular folder in my Dropbox account once I've used the Alfred "move" action or when a new file has been added to my account. [Read More]

Updated on 2014-12-28

Category: Tech

Tags: alfred, scripting


A Better “Show Downloads Folder" with Alfred

I've always used Alfred as a way to reveal my Downloads folder with the keyboard shortcut ⌘ ⌥ L, but that only gets me part of the way. I'm usually opening the downloads folder for a reason and so it would be handy if the file last added was already highlighted for … [Read More]

2014-11-15

Category: Tech

Tags: alfred, scripting


Back up Your Contacts with Pythonista

While it hasn't happened in a while, I have lost or had issues with contacts in iCloud. I haven't found a reliable way to automatically back up my contacts on my Mac, but Pythonista offers a simple way to back them up. Pythonista offers a great library which gives you … [Read More]

2014-09-28

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, Dropbox, ifttt, launchcenterpro, ios, pythonista


Instagram for Slogger

In early 2013, I discovered Slogger and loved the idea of journalling about more than just what I had to say. What I was listening to at a given time is just as important as what I was thinking. However, there wasn't an ideal way to log Instagram posts without … [Read More]

2014-09-04

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, efficiency, slogger, dayone, photos


Global Shell Variables for Dropbox Paths

I have multiple computers running Dropbox, all of which have different folder paths to where the Dropbox folder is located. I wanted to have a universal way to find and navigate to the folders regardless of what computer I was on. In most cases, setting a variable to your Dropbox … [Read More]

2014-08-31

Category: Tech

Tags: bash, scripting, Dropbox


Find images with No Exif Dates

My Dropbox folder is full of images claiming to be "missing dates." 1 Some of these photos were thumbnails or images from DayOne that didn't necessarily need dates, but others were real photos that for whatever reason didn't have dates that Dropbox recognized. I did some poking around, and found … [Read More]

2014-08-01

Category: Tech

Tags: bash, scripting, exiftool, photos


Log Foursquare Locations in Markdown

I've always used Foursquare as a way to remember the places I had visited while traveling. Foursquare isn't really meant to be used in this way, and as a result, they don't make it easy to answer the question, "what was that restaurant I went to last time I was … [Read More]

2014-07-06

Category: Tech

Tags: markdown, scripting, bash, ifttt


Show Time in Multiple Time Zones with TextExpander

I'm really bad at converting a time to other timezones. Now that the company I work for has offices in multiple countries, scheduling has become much more difficult. In an effort to eliminate the need for people to convert times themselves, I wrote a TextExpander snippet to take care of … [Read More]

2014-05-10

Category: Tech

Tags: bash, efficiency, scripting, textexpander


Airport Codes with Alfred

Here's a quick Alfred workflow to get the airport code for a given city or the city based on an airport code. You can search either by the 3-character airport code or by the city name. You can make your search specific enough to return one result, such as "dublin … [Read More]

2014-01-18

Category: Tech

Tags: alfred, scripting


Travel Notifications with Launch Center Pro and Pythonista

I've been doing a lot more traveling in the last year. Each time I take off or land, I found myself sending nearly the same text message to multiple people. After a while, it began to feel more like a chore than the kind gesture of letting others know I … [Read More]

2014-01-14

Category: Tech

Tags: efficiency, ios, scripting, pythonista

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