Alfred is one of my besties. Without needing to reach for my trackpad, I have so many cool activities available from my keyboard, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t dug into all of its features. Most of these are work related.
Forty custom searches helps speed my workflow. A few dozen snippets, such as:
- pre–defined replies, some with dynamic placeholders to be substituted for a URL
- my home address
- email addresses
- frequent usernames and URLs; the latter used when replying to site owners at work
- email signatures (personal and work)
- ASCII art
Handy calculator. Blazing fast file navigator (I rarely use Finder). A custom workflow that opens my work applications with a single keyword. Several other nifty workflows from talented, determined people. System commands, like Sleep, Shut Down, Empty Trash, or Quit All Applications.
Display large text across your screen so you can share with someone across the room — and everyone in between. (Command-L, or Command-Option-L to display a phone number rather than a calculation.)
Most importantly, instead of using Google to check spelling:
Why do you love Alfred? I’d love your suggestions — please leave a comment!