Alfred 3 workflow for taking various screenshots.
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alfred-various-screenshots

Alfred 3 workflow for taking various screenshots.

Currently supported storages are the following.

  • Local drive
  • Clipboard
  • Dropbox service with an ability to share a link to the uploaded screenshot.
  • Transfer.sh service with an ability to share a link to the uploaded screenshot.

Installation

  1. Install alfred-various-screenshots workflow.
  2. All further updates are handled automatically.

Usage

In Alfred, type ss, which stands for ScreenShot and initiates a submenu which offers three options.

  1. Screenshot - Area
  2. Screenshot - Screen
  3. Screenshot - Window

Alfred menu screenshot Alfred submenu screenshot

By default, the screenshot is stored in a file located at your ~/Desktop directory. This could be overridden, either by pressing the key, key, or .

  • ⌘ - instructs the workflow to put a screenshot to the clipboard.
  • ⌥ - shares a screenshot via Dropbox and stores a sharing link to the clipboard.
  • ⌃ - shares a screenshot via Transfer.sh and stores a sharing link to the clipboard.

Screenshot files will be named according to the following pattern screenshot_%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S.png

       Y       Year in full form (e.g., 2006).
       m       Numeric month, a number from 1 to 12.
       d       Day, a number from 1 to 31.
       H       Hour, a number from 0 to 23.
       M       Minutes, a number from 0 to 59.
       S       Seconds, a number from 0 to 59.

Default local screenshot folder ~/Desktop can be changed by the workflow DefaultLocalScreenshotFolder variable.

Alfre Variable Local

Dropbox

There is no need to install a Dropbox software to your MacOS. The only requirement is to log into the web Dropbox account and create an access token for the workflow.

Dropbox App Creation


Dropbox App Key Creation

Such generated access token shall be placed to the workflow DropboxAccessToken variable.

Alfred Variable