Since version 1.1 Pixa has its own search assistant with recent and special suggestions. Special searches are a useful way to remind tokens like #tag or #project.
As you can see using “iphone”, suggestions can also combine tokens with logic operands. One way to make suggestions even more useful is create your own to avoid remembering long finger-consuming searches.
How? The procedure involve a path opening, a simple file editing and an amazing journey to Narnia.
Close Pixa, open your Finder, hit ⌘ ⇧ G and input the Pixa bundle path (usually ~/Library/Containers/net.shinyfrog.pixamac/Data/ or ~/Library/Application Support/Pixa/ ).
Here create or edit a file named search_assistant_specials.plist with TextEdit and write something like this
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <array> <dict> <key>label</key> <string>Landscapes</string> <key>value</key> <string>#t photography #t landscape</string> </dict> </array> </plist>
In this example I’m creating a shortcut to have all the images tagged photography and landscape with the Landscapes label.
You can also create more
Save the file, open Pixa and if everything is good you should find your brand new suggestion on top of the specials.