Format JSON and save to gist with Alfred

At work, we have an Angular app that deals with a lot of custom JSON. With a distributed dev team, we pass a LOT of JSON around.  Copying from Chrome’s net tab, formatting, adding to a Github gist for easy transport is a PITA when you are doing it 20 times a day. I have 2 Alfred workflows to help with this.

My Use:

  1. Copy unformatted JSON to clipboard
  2. Alfred “JsonLint”. Formatted JSON is now in my clipboard
  3. Alfred “gist”. URL to raw gist is now in my clipboard
  4. One of these days I’ll chain these together

To get this working:

  1. You’ll need the Alfred PowerPack
  2. Install my JSON lint workflow. (It needs work, but gets the job done)
  3. Install AlfredGist
  • Be sure to follow the setup instructions.
  • I prefer to have the ‘raw’ url returned from AlfredGist. (in the clipboard and opened)

To enable this, open
Look for this line: gist_url=$(get_json_key “html_url" "$json") Modify to: gist_url=$(get_json_key “raw_url” "$json")

  • In “gistconfig” set the gists to be private

You should now be able to chain together as I listed above

Let me know if you have any questions!