Lately, I’ve seen a few tweets from Alfred users who discovered a feature they hadn’t tried before, and immediately found their discovery life-changing. We always get a kick out of your friendly tweets, the best of which we add to our favourites.
Whether you’re new to Alfred or have been a power user for years, take a look at the great tips from recent tweets. A number of these features are available in the core version of Alfred, available for free, and Powerpack-only features are denoted with [P].
Weather web search
It’s unavoidable, the whole northern hemisphere is hurtling towards winter. Find your local weather by typing “weather” followed by your location and see whether you should dig out your hat and mittens or reach for the shorts and sandals one last time. (hey, let me dream a little!)
File Buffer [P]
A lesser known feature, the File Buffer allows you to stack up files before taking action on all of them at once. Especially handy to move multiple files to Dropbox in a single action, for example.
It’s never too late to learn how to use the File Buffer!
Alfred’s built-in Calculator
Simple, yet effective.
Quick way to check you’ve found the right file. Particularly useful when looking at obscurely named screenshots!
Force Quit keyword
System Commands are a brilliantly handy way to control your Mac.
Clipboard History & Merging [P]
Even if you’re aware of Clipboard History, it bears repeating.
But you might not yet have discovered clipboard merging, a handy way to append a copied item to the previous one.
1Password bookmarks integration [P]
Terminal commands [P]
Put your sunglasses on and you’ll feel like you’re in a scene out of Hackers.
And finally, this is truly technology at work.
Use Cmd + L to show text in large type on your screen, whether it’s a contact’s phone number, the result of a calculation or asking your other half whether they want pizza for dinner.
I can’t help but finish this post by giving a huge shout out to all the lovely +38,400 people who follow us on Twitter and make us smile every day, as well as to WordPress.com for making it so simple to include your tweets in this post. Any tips of your own you’d like to add?