David J. Paola

OS X Boom service

Like many people, I use boom frequently to store URLs and text snippets for quick retrieval.

In the Smalltalk environments (and in the lively kernel), there exists the unique ability to highlight any text throughout the entire system and execute it as code. If you specify (using a keyboard shortcut), the results can be printed immediately after the highlighted text.

Using OS X’s automator, I’ve created a simple service that allows you to take any highlighted text and evaluate it as a boom item name.

Download it here.

Unzip the file and double-click the Boom.workflow to add it as a service. Then, you can either access it from the context menu after highlighting text, or assign it a keyboard shortcut and access boom even faster.