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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Alfred 2.0 to Add More Complex Functions Via 'Workflows'




Alfred is a beloved launcher program for Mac OS X that allows users to quickly launch Google searches, launch applications, make quick calculations and more. Now, the developers behind Alfred have revealed in a blog post one of the new features for version 2.0.

The feature is called Workflows and allows users to create advanced functions to make Alfred even more useful. Some examples are the ability to research a film before watching or uploading photos to Flickr.
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Movies weren't created equal, so before I start watching a movie, I can search for "movie dark knight rises" to decide whether or not I should watch it. This will launch a YouTube search for the trailer in Chrome (because I don't have Flash installed in Safari), an IMDB search using a default web search, and a Rotten Tomatoes custom search I've created.
Alfred 2.0 goes into beta in January and prospective beta testers can take part by upgrading to a "Mega Supporter" account.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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One of the best Spotlight replacement apps!
Can't wait to get it in January.
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Aware not the same but....

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Why run extra software when Spotlight's super snappy and OS-integrated already?

Also, is it really that much of an issue to type the movies name in Google and find the trailer on the first page?

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Why run extra software when Spotlight's super snappy and OS-integrated already?

Also, is it really that much of an issue to type the movies name in Google and find the trailer on the first page?

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you clearly never used alfred. is WAY faster and more powerful than spotlight. after using it a couple times you'll never get back to spotlight!
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you clearly never used alfred. is WAY faster and more powerful than spotlight. after using it a couple times you'll never get back to spotlight!
Been using Quicksilver long enough.
Then tried Spotlight as app launcher and surely it does the job just as fine.
Granted, never tried Alfred for more than a day, but honestly, never really thought there's much to it for me.

I just don't need more than file and application search and Spotlight surely is fast enough...
I type 3 letters and the app is right there... You can immediately press Enter and it starts.
No need to waste extra resources for features I won't use.

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I use Alfred for everything.
My dock only ever has apps that are running or apps that I specifically mean to remind myself to use.

Unfortunately, I am forced to use a Windows PC at work.
Are there any good Windows versions of such apps?
Launchy maybe?
http://alternativeto.net/software/launchy/

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One of the best Spotlight replacement apps!
Can't wait to get it in January.
How can something replace something when it needs it to work in the first place? It doesn't replace it, it complements it.

That's also the reason why Alfred isn't faster than spotlight or the other way around for the basic spotlight functionality. It can become faster when you use all the additional features which spotlight doesn't have. Those prevent you from doing additional actions like starting up the webbrowser, going to youtube and search there.
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PC Alternative?

I use Alfred for everything.
My dock only ever has apps that are running or apps that I specifically mean to remind myself to use.

Unfortunately, I am forced to use a Windows PC at work.
Are there any good Windows versions of such apps?
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