Liquid | Flow Adds Flow to Your Workflow
Liquid | Flow is an utility which "makes your text interactive." Okay, that doesn't tell you anything. Let's try to explain this with an example: I am writing about a book by James Michener. And I want to do some research on the author. I highlight the name of the author and invoke Liquid | Flow, by the keyboard command ⌘⇧2.
The highlighted phrase is passed on to the Liquid | Flow window and now I can do what I want with it.
I want to conduct a Wikipedia search on James Michener, so I press R and a drop-down window from the Reference icon shows me my choices. I press W and my default browser launches with the Wikipedia page on James Michener.
Saves me the trouble of the usual steps:
- Copy the name of the author.
- Launch the default browser.
- Go to the Wikipedia page.
- Paste the name into the Search field on Wikipedia page. Hit Enter.
The new process:
- Highlight the authors name.
- Hit ⌘⇧2. Press S and then W.
You can click on the Liquid | Flow window with your mouse. Pressing keys on the keyboard is easier.
Liquid | Flow Features
Liquid | Flow lets you conduct searches through the usual search engines:
- Google Images
- Reverse Image Search
- Google Maps
- Google Scholar
An in-app upgrade lets you add your own searches.
It lets search the usual reference sites:
- Google Definition
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Wolfram Alpha
The in-app upgrade lets you add your own reference sites to search.
This is search of the AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands web site.
Liquid | Flow does conversions.
You can convert:
Liquid | Flow lets you do translations through the same in-app purchase. It uses Google Translate to translate between different languages and there is a wide selection of languages available.
Liquid | Flow is a great addition to the arsenal of utilities on macOS. You can do most of what Liquid | Flow does through Alfred and its powerpack purchase. But if you don't own Alfred, Liquid | Flow is the most elegant solution I have seen for searches across a whole host of sources.
Liquid | Flow has in-built connection to Author. I am going to cover that product one of these days.
Liquid | Flow is strongly recommended as an useful addition to your workflow.
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