This is Part 3 of how I use Alfred. There are a number of text expansion apps available for the Mac the most popular being TextExpander. I considered it but the monthly subscription was a deal breaker for me. I also didn’t need anything that powerful. All I needed was basic text expansion and sync … Continue reading How I use Alfred for text expansion on my Mac
This is Part 2 of how I use Alfred on my Mac. There are times when I need to go back to something that I copied to the clipboard and use it again. The macOS clipboard only holds my most recently copied item. So in order to go back to something I need to have … Continue reading How I’m using Alfred as a clipboard manager on my Mac
This is Part 1 of how I use Alfred. This is not a review of all Alfred’s features. It’s how I use Alfred. If you’re looking for a review of Alfred’s features you can find it here. Last year I wrote three articles about some of the ways I use Alfred. To get started, I’m … Continue reading How I’m using Alfred on my Mac – Part 1
Update: February 12, 2018 Below are links to all the articles in my “All the ways I'm using Alfred Series”: How I’m using Alfred on my Mac – Part 1 How I’m using Alfred as a clipboard manager on my Mac How I use Alfred for text expansion on my Mac How I use Alfred to … Continue reading All the ways I’m using Alfred app on my Mac
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
I switched to Apple products about 4 years ago. My first device was an iPhone 6 that replaced an LG Android phone. Shortly thereafter I replaced my ailing Windows PC with a late 2013 21” iMac. Next came my early 2015 13” Retina MacBook Pro. And I recently upgraded my iPhone to a 7 Plus. … Continue reading iPad – Can it replace my Mac update
As you all know I’m a big fan of Alfred. I use it more than any other app on my Mac. Here’s a helpful workflow I found a few weeks ago and I'd like to share it with you. Do you ever have tabs open in Safari and Chrome and want to go to a … Continue reading Search Safari and Chrome tabs at the same time
Safari is my default browser. The Alfred feature I’m going to tell you about works with what ever browser you have set as your default. You’ll also need the Powerpack. I launch all my bookmarks using Alfred. Alfred recognizes URLs when I type them into the Alfred box so I can launch a website in … Continue reading How I use Alfred for Safari bookmarks
Safari is my main browser. From time to time I come across a website that doesn’t play well with Safari. When this happens I open the site in Chrome. Thanks to Alfred I have a very simple way to automate this. Whenever I come across a site that isn't working well in Safari I hit … Continue reading Use Alfred to launch Safari URL in Chrome
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
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?
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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