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SCOM0325 Alfred - Part 1

16th December 2011

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Alfred - Part 1 Description

One of the best ways you can improve your productivity is to learn lots of keyboard commands so that you can control your Mac, without having to take your hands off the keyboard.

Another way is to use an Application Launcher to start applications as well as lots of other tasks from your keyboard.

I've covered LaunchBar in the past, and had settled on that as my Application Launcher of choice, but recently, I've been getting lots of requests to try out Alfred. Alfred is similar to LaunchBar but has both a free version and a more advanced version for sale.

So this week, I start off by taking a look at the free version of Alfred (available via the Mac App Store) and see what basic functionality is included. If you've never used an application launcher before, you may be impressed with what's available "out of the box".

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Start[2m 3s]
Initial Installation & Configuration[2m 51s]
Application Launching[3m 27s]
Finding & Opening Files[3m 47s]
Web Searches[2m 9s]
Custom Web Searches[4m 28s]
Productivity [10s]
Spelling and Definitions[1m 24s]
Calculations[17s]
System Controls[1m 7s]
Playing Music[38s]
Additional Configuration Options[2m 48s]
Wrap Up[1m 1s]
SCOtutor Apps & Xmas Gifts[2m 54s]
Gift memberships[32s]
Gifting iPad Apps[2m 53s]

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  • Ken O'Brien
    Wonderful show, and I can't believe that this is the free version of Alfred!
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