I fooled around with the application Document Palette yesterday, and quite liked the service it offered. Being able to make a new file from a template with a couple of keystrokes. But I hated having a dedicated app cluttering up my dock to do this.
I would like nothing more than be able to launch a new meeting minutes document, or a new prepopulated HTML document from my favourite launcher launchbar with a couple of keystrokes.
I think the solution could be a homebrew applescript to do this, so this is my new sideproject.
This would bring the number of applescripts deeply embedded into my workflow up to 4. I have these already:
- Take current mail, copy content to evernote with tags, then archive mail in archive folder.
- Take current mail, copy content to TheHitList (todo manager), then archive in archive folder.
- Tweet this via launchbar. Tweets to twitter with tinyurling and other niceties.
It's a geeky delight to be able to cut corners with these little scripts. Every time I invoke them, from a snow leopard service or from launchbar, smily wrinkles form around my blue eyes.