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Convert ASCII-text to binary and vice versa via Alfred

September 14, 2011

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”“

Tags: alfredapplescriptasciiBinaryconversiondevextensionPowerPack

Share current song on Twitter via Alfred

September 14, 2011

This extension is no longer supported.
I recommend this extension by David Ferguson.

With this extension you’ll be able to share the song you are currently listening to on Twitter via Alfred.

What you’ll need:

The Alfred Powerpack to install the extension.

console_tweet, a pretty useful ruby gem.

To install console_tweet:
Open Terminal and type:

$ gem install console_tweet

(You need Xcode or GCC to execute the gem install command.)
After installing type:

$ twitter setup

…and follow the instructions.

After the gem is ready, download the extension.

The extension is written in AppleScript and is localized in Englisch and German.
It uses growl to notify you about the tweet.

If you experience any issues with the extension, contact me via twitter.



Tags: alfredapplescriptdevextensioniTunesTwitter

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