Tutorial: Create A Readme-File Finder Shortcut

There are a few things I always do when starting a project: make a NotesAndIdeas.txt  and a Readme.md  file. But opening a blank text file and saving it to the right location is a pain. To the rescue: a Finder keyboard shortcut.


We’ll use an AppleScript to create the files. This requires two parts: getting the current directory and creating the file using a bash script. In the notes file, I’m adding a header to the top of the file, but you could add any text you want. Newlines must be escaped with two backslash characters: \\n .

I save my scripts to a folder called Hacks to I can tweak them later, if necessary.

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