Searching nvALT with LaunchBar

On Twitter today, someone asked if I could search my nvALT database with a LaunchBar command. At the time I didn’t think I could. I was wrong. Thanks to a reply tweet from Simon Taennler explaining how he did it in Alfred, I was able to create the same feature in LaunchBar. To do so, go to your LaunchBar Index and select the Search Template (UTF-8) selection, shown below.

Click the Add… button and create a new search called “nvALT”. The search parameters are as follows:


That’s it. Then fire up LaunchBar and type nvalt.

Hit the spacebar and type your search string.

LaunchBar then opens nvALT with your search screen. Nifty.