6th January 2012
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As promised, it's time to check out some of the more advanced features of Alfred, the superb application launcher and productivity enhance from Running with Crayons. I took a look at the basic operations of the free version of Alfred in previous show (SCO0325).
In this week's show, I take a look at some of the more advanced features enabled by the installation of the optional PowerPack module. I was impressed with the free version of Alfred, but as a staunch LaunchBar user, I missed some of the more advanced features.
However, once you purchase and install the optional Alfred PowerPack, many advanced features are enabled and accessible to you. This week's tutorial takes you through most of the advanced features that take Alfred to the next level, and turn it from being merely useful to indispensable!
The full show covers:
Please note that this show has not been sponsored or endorsed by Running with Crayons and is a completely independent production.
|Installing the PowerPack||[3m 38s]|
|New PowerPack Features||[2m 14s]|
|Fallback Searches||[1m 16s]|
|URLs & History||[2m 23s]|
|Email and Address Book||[4m 18s]|
|iTunes Support||[4m 36s]|
|Clipboard History||[4m 53s]|
|File Navigation||[3m 38s]|
|Search Filter||[2m 15s]|
|File or Group||[1m 44s]|
|Shell Script, AppleScript & Workflow||[3m 23s]|
|Global Hotkeys||[5m 33s]|
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