05/02/2012

Google Drive Search with Alfred App

Joe McCann

Here's a quick productivity hack for you. If you don't already use Alfred you should. It is a fantastic productivity tool much faster than Spotlight or Quicksilver, in my opinion.

Nonetheless, for users that do use Alfred and want to add the ability to search your new Google Drive account, enter the following information as a custom search in your Preferences inside Alfred.

Google Drive Alfred App Search Preferences

Copy and paste the following link in the "Search URL" text input to make it easier

https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&authuser=0#search/{query}

To add the icon, click on the followling link and save it to your desktop.

Google Drive Icon Link

After downloading the icon simply drag and drop it into the icon space provided. Click the test button in the validation field to make sure it all works.

If you've made it this far, open up Alfred and type "Drive" to start using it.

Alfred Google Drive Search