How to set up a Blekko search in Alfred with one step

Here’s the one-step guide to installing a Blekko custom search in Alfred

  1. Click here to grab a Gist snippet and then copy and paste the snippet into your address bar. This tells Alfred to install a custom search. Alfred will ask you to confirm that you want to add the search and you should click on the “Oh Yes!” button.

Now, when you want to search on Blekko for anything, you simple bring open Alfred’s search box and type ‘blekko’ followed by what you want to search for.

If you want to see what’s been set up, open Alfred’s preferences window, go to the ‘Features’ section and select ‘Custom Searches’ from the left-hand menu. You’ll see that a new custom search has been added.

You can enhance the search further, if you want, by editing the custom search to add a Blekko icon. You can also select the “Encode spaces as +” option, too, but I haven’t found this necessary. The screenshot, below, shows my complete settings.

Screenshot showing the Blekko search settings in Alfred

Alfred's settings for a Blekko search. Click on the image for a larger version.

Comments (and ‘like’s) gratefully received.

See also: How to set up a Greplin search in Alfred with one step

Update Apr 26, 2012 @ 22:37 BST: I’ve updated the Gist and screenshot based on a tweet received from Greg Lindahl (@glindahl), CTO and founder at Blekko. Although the original worked for me, this version is preferred.


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