Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

My attempts to resist getting a new M1 Mac failed. I’ve now taken delivery of a base model M1 24” iMac with a Touch ID Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad. After migrating data from my old MacBook Pro to my new M1 iMac, I ran into an issue with Alfred. File Search was … Continue reading Mac Migration Assistant broke Alfred file search on my new M1 iMac

How I use Alfred to launch files and folders on my Mac

This is Part 4 of how I use Alfred. The default way to open files or folders on the Mac is with Finder. Using Alfred I’m able to launch files and folders with fewer mouse clicks. I do this with Alfred’/s Quick File Search. I activate Alfred tap the space bar and start typing the … Continue reading How I use Alfred to launch files and folders on my Mac

Using Alfred to trigger common system commands

One of my most used Alfred features is triggering system commands from the keyboard. This saves me a lot of mouse clicks. I can empty the trash, force quit apps, lock, logout, restart, or shutdown my Mac right from the keyboard. The System Commands section in Settings has triggers for the most commonly used system … Continue reading Using Alfred to trigger common system commands

Launch your favorite Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred

The other day I wrote about launching Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Keyboard Maestro. If you’re an Alfred user you can do the same thing with an Alfred workflow. Here’s my workflow to launch Safari with the hotkey ⌥S. You’ll need the PowerPack to do this. Step one is to create a new workflow. … Continue reading Launch your favorite Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred

6 Things you can do with Alfred 3 to boost your productivity on macOS

A couple of months ago I came across Alfred 3.0 for macOS. Alfred is an award-winning app for macOS which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac. Since I’ve never used a launcher, it took … Continue reading 6 Things you can do with Alfred 3 to boost your productivity on macOS

Re-thinking digital data management

I’ve been rethinking how I store my digital data. I used to keep it in plain text markdown files. More recently I have been keeping it in apps like Bear, Ulysses, or Apple Notes. I’ve never been comfortable with this method because of the lock-in. And, use I know Bear and Ulysses have export options. … Continue reading Re-thinking digital data management

🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred

Gabe Weatherhead, writing at MacDrifter Lately I’m frustrated with Safari. I typically have several Safari windows open, each with a different group of related tabs. When I want to switch to a specific tab it’s a tiny awkward dance of flipping through windows and then CMD-Shift-Backslash to open the Safari tab overview search. It’s not … Continue reading 🖇 Search Safari open tabs from Alfred