I’m attempting to write a smart rule using just the GUI, i.e. without extra scripting. I’d like to rename documents using the clipboard. While the appendix in the documentation includes a placeholder for ‘clipboard’, this doesn’t appear as an option in the contextual pop-up menu. I attempted to use %clipboard% as the placeholder. The resulting token is named ‘Plain Text’, so appears to be the correct solution. However, when applying the rule, the file is renamed %clipboard%. Any thoughts?
Development would have to chime in on the feasibility of a
- What is the clipboard data is an image?
- What if it’s paragraph’s of text?
A script would be a better option, IMHO.
The clipboard data is just a string of two words, so nothing too elaborate. I’ll look into scripting but I have seen comparable features in Hazel and iOS Shortcuts, so I guess that establishes my expectation.
Isn’t such a smart rule limited to one item and requires that the desired name has to be copied first? What’s its advantage or usage scenario?
It would be helpful in the context of the new “Scan Document” smart rule feature. One would be able to copy text somewhere and then run a smart rule to tag/move/set metadata for one file or a set of files.