The Save to disk action in previous versions of Window Clippings simply generated a unique file name based on the window title. Many of you asked me for the ability to customize this naming in some way. Window Clippings 3 delivers. Every action now has access to a tokenized name that you define on the File Naming tab.
In this example I’ve used the following format:
Here <action>, <id>, and <wt> and tokens that will be replaced just before each action executes to produce a unique file name. Clicking on the button next to the text box displays a popup menu with available tokens and descriptions. In this case <action> is replaced by the name of the action to be executed, <id> is a unique number, and <wt> is the title of the top-most window in your screenshot.
In the following example I’ve added two Save to disk actions that I’ve given distinct names and separated by a Resize action to make a smaller second image.
Given that I’ve configured both actions to save to the same folder the results of taking a screenshot of the Calculator are as follows:
Notice that <action> has been replaced with Save A and Save B respectively. Notice also that the <id> token just keeps incrementing. This counter is stored in the Window Clippings settings file so you can be sure that it will always give you a unique number as long as you don’t replace your settings file. Finally the <wt> token has been replaced with the window title from the Calculator application.
Currently the Save to disk as well as the Run command actions makes use of the file naming feature. In future, more and more actions will take advantage of it including 3rd party actions that should be available in the 3.1 release.
I encourage you to play around with the file naming feature in combination with actions and outputs. With a variety of tokens at your disposal, the combination of all of these features can provide some interesting functionality.