March 14th, 2013
If you’re on a Mac and do not use Alfred already, then I suggest you jump on the bandwagon NOW. Alfred is pretty much a replacement for Spotlight. It allows you to search files on your system, launch applications and a ton of other things with a quick shortcut (I use option + spacebar.) With Alfred v2, they have completely rewritten the app from the ground up to make it faster and smarter. They’ve included themes that you can create, share and download.
The app allows you to streamline your process tremendously. When I launch Alfred and type “sd”, the admin of my website runs in Chrome. Straight out the box, if you type in “gmail” the app launches Gmail in your default browser. The app has a calculator for quick calculations, a dictionary and spell checker. It gives you shortcuts for system controls like Screen Saver (screensaver by default), Log Out (logout by default), Hide an application (hide by default) and many more.
They have added the ability to add workflows that gives you a wide array of things you can do. However, you will need the Powerpack for this.
You can head over to Alfred’s website to update or download the app.
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