googol

An alfred workflow for launching google websites with desired email account ⌨️

Author: Harsil Patel

Last Updated: 12/04/19 00:46:04

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googol

the name of the search engine originated from a misspelling of the word googol, the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information.*

Why 💭

As someone who is always logged-in with mutliple gmail accounts at any given time, accessing a particular google service with desired account is painstakingly inconvenient and unproductive. This Alfred workflow is my attempt to address the problem.

How 💡

The workflow does the trick by including a query parameter called authUser that is used to specify user’s desired email account. For instance, the url to open mail using harsilspatel@gmail.com would be
https://mail.google.com/?authuser=harsilspatel@gmail.com.
The neat thing about this implementation is that even if you aren’t logged-in using that email, it will open the site using the default user email account.

Setup 🛠

  1. Clone the repo.
  2. Drag and drop the .alfredworkflow to the workflows menu in Alfred app.
  3. Key in your emails in emails List Filter Input.
  4. Configure the hotkey to execute the workflow (optional)

Usage 🖱


Supported sites 💻


to-do 📝

  • [ ] fuzzy search
  • [ ] option to switch the arguments
  • [x] shortcut to execute the workflow