Tactor

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turn text into actions

Tactor tries to guess the best action for current text selection. For example consider text containing http://xyz.com – an URL link. Or ~/Documents/MyPresentation.key – a presentation file. Both matchers and actions are fully customizable.

Tactor’s idea is loosely based on Plan9’s Plumber where any text can potentially be an action, although the actual technical implementation is very different. And it provides functionality somewhat similar to that of Apple Data Detectors in a way that is fully extensible and transparent.

What can it do for me?

going from this…

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…to this

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Tactor will analyze the current text selection and based on its context (Terminal’s current directory), try to guess the its most appropriate representation. A list of files in this case.

4 Responses to Tactor

  1. Very clever stuff!!! Got to give that a try!!!

  2. Ramsey says:

    Just came across Tactor and your other apps. Decided to try out Tactor but doesn’t seem to get along with Yosemite. I manually added it to the Privacy preferences. But when I select “Check UI Scripting is Enabled”, it reports that it is not. And when I try to get Tactor to “guess” something, it just gives a system beep.

    • onflapp says:

      That’s interesting. I am using Tactor with Yosemite myself.
      – what version do you use – 0.8?
      – what application did you try it with?
      – do you see any errors in the console log?

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