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Manage your Laravel Forge Sites and Servers through Alfred
Apr 17, 2017 @ 16:04:38

On the Laravel News site there's a quick post showing you how you can use the Alfred tool to manage your Forge created servers. Alfred is a productivity tool for OSX systems that makes it easier to create shortcuts and interface with external applications in a convenient way.

Since the release of the Forge API developers have started creating a lot of apps and integrations, as well as an unofficial SDK. For those that use Alfred on the Mac, Vince Mitchell, launched a Workflow so you can quickly run many Forge commands right from your desktop.

The post includes the list of commands that the workflow includes allowing you to perform operations like opening the server's page in a browser, rebooting a system and restarting the web server on a specific machine. You can grab the workflow from the Packal site and drop it into your Alfred installation for immediate use.

tagged: alfred manage server laravel forge workflow example api

Link: https://laravel-news.com/forge-alfred-app

How to Create an Alfred Extension
Aug 19, 2011 @ 11:07:31

On NetTuts.com today there's a new screencast posted showing you how to create an Alfred extension with PHP (OS X only, obviously). Alfred is "a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web. Whether it's maps, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, you can feed your web addiction quicker than ever before".

The tutorial walks you through the process of creating the extension (requires v0.99). His example extension is a shell script that pulls contents from Lipsum.com and puts it on your clipboard. He uses the PHP Simple HTML Dom Parser library to extract the contents of the page.

If you're just looking for the source, you can download the extension here. For more information on creating extensions in Alfred, look at this new post on their blog.

tagged: alfred extension tutorial automation lipsum clipboard