LaunchBar Action Development Tip

folder-in-actions-folderAfter writing my first custom LaunchBar action the other day, I’ve been pondering the best way to work on LaunchBar actions in the future. The biggest problem was that if you simply have your .lbaction sitting in the ~/Library/Application Support/LaunchBar/Actions/ folder, you can’t keep that action in a GitHub-friendly repo. Turns out that the solution to that problem is dead simple.

You can put folders inside of the LaunchBar/Actions/ folder and LaunchBar will find the .lbactions in those folders, too.

Problem solved! Never mind that I didn’t discover this until after I wrote a Node.js script that keeps two (or more) folders on your computer in sync in real-time. Sigh. It’s a long story.