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

Can iPad replace my laptop?

Brett Terpstra recommended this article in Web Excursions for July 14, 2017. An in-depth look at the current state of the question “Can iPad really replace my laptop?” This is an excellent article that will help you decide whether an iPad or MacBook is better for you. Can iPad replace my laptop? by Joshua Carpentier … Continue reading Can iPad replace my laptop?

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