This website uses cookies for anonymised tracking and analytics. The tracking software used is called Matomo and is self-hosted. Your data never leaves this server and is not used for advertising or other nefarious purposes. By clicking accept, you agree to the privacy policy and to the use of cookies in tracking your use of the website. If, at a later time, you want to opt-out from this decision, visit this page.

Kudusch’s Trash

A blog about Life, the Universe and Everything…

Convert ASCII-text to binary and vice versa via Alfred

July 12, 2019

I wrote a new and better version of this extension. You can find it here.

Here’s another fun thing to do with the Alfred Powerpack.

With this extension you are able to convert regular text to binary code. Or decode binary ASCII to human-readable text.

Just type “bin con ” into Alfred followed by either ” en” and the text you want to encode or ” de” and the text you want to decode.
This extension will do the conversion for you and copies the result to your clipboard.


This extension is written in AppleScript and does not require an internet connection to work; the conversion is done inside the script and does not rely on an extern service.
It also uses growl to notify you, when the script is done.


The extension uses Growl v1.3.
If you use a earlier version of growl, change
“tell application “Growl”” to
“tell application “GrowlHelperApp”“

Impressum / RSS /