Spotlight Tools

Quick access to common system tasks from Spotlight

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SiongHiring@siong1987 · Engineer, Expa
not as complete, but i released some of these commands a few weeks ago as open source and free here: it only supports restart, sleep, logout, and shutdown. feel free to let me know what other commands that you want. to see how it actually works, check out this gif:
Anirudh@anirudhmurali · SDE Intern @Hasura. GSoC '17 @Haiku.
@siong1987 Thanks for this, one suggestion, White icons would look good in black spotlight! 😛
Sam Soffes
Sam SoffesMaker@soffes · Developer & Designer
@mantia and I made this over the weekend. We used to use Alfred but switched to Spotlight when Yosemite came out. We missed quick access to these from just the keyboard, so we whipped this up!
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@soffes @mantia at least you gave a nod to Alfred. Why did you switch from Alfred?
Sam Soffes
Sam SoffesMaker@soffes · Developer & Designer
@chrismessina Yosemite's Spotlight has everything I need minus these actions. Using the system stuff feels good :)
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@soffes that's cool. I guess I still have a soft spot for supporting indie devs!
nate parrott
nate parrott@nateparrott
@soffes @mantia This is great. I made Flashlight (, a plugin system for Spotlight, and at first, I wondered if this worked the same (incredibly hacky) way. Instead, it's just a handful of apps that accomplish specific things. Very clever!
Irving Torres
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
@nateparrott Pretty awesome! I like Flashlight. Might give it a spin later.
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith@whale · Designer | Inventor | Entrepreneur
You're a damn genius @soffes. Good work.
Sam Soffes
Sam SoffesMaker@soffes · Developer & Designer
@whale Thanks Matthew!
Bryn Jackson
Bryn Jackson@uberbryn · full-stack flapjack // ceo @withspectrum
Hmmmm... Spotlight is looking better and better with all these extensions coming out.