Folder Actions for Keep It

Saving files Directly to Keep It's Folders

Any file or folder added to one of Keep It's library folders will be automatically imported. To make saving files directly to Keep It convenient, create an alias to its files folder wherever you like:

Watching a Different Folder

However, if you want to watch another folder for changes, you can do that with Folder Actions. The Automator app makes it easy to set these up.

Screenshot of Automator's New Sheet
  1. Open Automator
  2. Select Folder Action and click Choose
  3. Use the Choose Folder pop-up button to select the folder to monitor
  4. Drag a Run AppleScript action from the middle column to add it
  5. For the script, copy and paste the following:
on run {input, parameters}
	tell application "Keep It"
		repeat until top level folder is not missing value
			delay 1
		end repeat
		
		set theFiles to input as alias
		add files theFiles by moving with always keep both
	end tell
	
	return input
end run
  1. Choose File > Save from the menu
  2. Enter a name for the folder action and click Save

The end result should look like this:

Screenshot of the final workflow in Automator

Now, whenever a file is added to that folder, it'll be moved to Keep It.

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