Rob Trew's Scripts

October 25, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

If you don't know Rob Trew (@complexpoint) then let me introduce you to some of his work. He creates gorgeous scripts for making the data in OmniFocus, and many other apps, portable. For example, his latest work allows for export of OmniFocus data to iThoughts HD, indented text, Markdown and more.

He's now setting his sights on FoldingText and magic is starting to happen.

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  1. The Podcaster Macro

    September 23, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Now that I am some sort of "podcaster" I'm realizing how annoying it is to record through Skype on a Mac. Skype is offended by every other application. It's like a jealous wife insisting on being the the only application in my life. To accommodate Skype's temper ...

  2. Renaming Finder Items [Link]

    April 11, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    A very nice workflow at for reliably renaming a set of known files with new names.

    By way of Clark's Tech Blog

  3. Python and P-lists [Link]

    April 10, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I learned five things from this 554 word post by Dr. Drang about determining the default browser on OS X.

    1. There's a Python library for reading plists
    2. There's a Python library for creating temp files that auto-delete
    3. The InternetConfig tool is still around in OS X 10.7 ...
  4. AppleScript for Python Developers [Link]

    April 05, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    A great cheat sheet for trying to understand AppleScript after working with Python.

  5. FTP Files to WordPress by Email

    March 16, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Yes, another hack to make this site easier for me to manage.

    I post a lot from Simplenote now. While this is very efficient for making link-posts, it makes it rather challenging to create a post with images. Images are stored on the Macdrifter host in the standard WordPress content ...

  6. Plain Text to OmniFocus

    February 21, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is an oldie and a goodie. Rob Trew makes some damn fine AppleScripts for getting tasks in and out of OmniFocus as well as some great DEVONthink tools.

    For all my grief for AppleScript, his work is an excellent model of the power of scripting on the Mac. I ...

  7. AppleScripts for Address Book and iCal

    February 08, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    A nice collection of AppleScripts for Address Book and iCal cleaning. Some real gold in there.

  8. Rich Text in AppleScript and Shell Scripts [Link]

    January 26, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    A nice simple combination of pretty basic shell commands to pipe formatted text to the clipboard. A bonus tip to convert Markdown to RTF on its way to the clipboard too.


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  9. BBEdit and Markdown: Insert End Reference Script

    January 23, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    As mentioned previously, I have a love-hate relationship with AppleScript.1 It's an insanely bad language for the importance it has garnered on my system. But sometimes it's all I've got. In this case, I wanted a pop-up menu of all of my end references in the ...