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App Spotlight: Boosting Mac Productivity with Alfred Workflows

App Spotlight: Boosting Mac Productivity with Alfred Workflows

Company lunch and learn covering a brief demo of the Mac productivity app Alfred and how it can be used to streamline your personal workflows.


David Chang

January 22, 2020


  1. App Spotlight: Alfred

  2. What is Alfred? And why it matters

  3. Alfred is Spotlight on Steroids 3

  4. “ 4 "It's crazy to think, but I probably use

    Alfred 100x or more in my day. The custom workflows, web searches, clipboard history, file search, app launcher, preference syncing, spell check, dictionary support, and more make it so damn useful." James Bull, Design Lead at Shopify
  5. Some Alfred basics ⬡ Find files ridiculously fast ⬡ Share

    the guest wifi password ⬡ Send emails ⬡ Insert frequently used snippets ∙ Templates ∙ Stripe cards ⬡ Manage your clipboard 5
  6. Unlock the true power of Alfred with workflows

  7. Popular Alfred Workflows ⬡ Google translate anything on the fly

    ⬡ Check the time in London ⬡ Look up that dev function (caniuse, devdocs) ⬡ Run Zapier for Alfred ⬡ Find the right emoji… ✨ 7
  8. Make it your own 8

  9. Maple Workflows ⬡ TW shortcuts: ∙ Upcoming milestones in TW

    ∙ Open any TW space ∙ Jump to a tasklist ∙ Search spaces ⬡ Automate recurring tasks ∙ Running meetings (e.g. pointing) ∙ Routine tasks (e.g. pull reviews) 9
  10. Resources ALFRED WORKFLOWS Maple workflows: https://github.com/getmaple/maple-alfred-workflows (need GitHub access, or

    David can send) Maximising your Mac Productivity with Alfred: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWRddk0Ybnc (great 101 intro to Alfred 4) Zapier for Alfred: https://zapier.com/blog/zapier-for-alfred/ DevDocs: https://github.com/yannickglt/alfred-devdocs Google Translate: https://github.com/xfslove/alfred-language-configuration & https://github.com/xfslove/alfred-google-translate Mail search for Alfred: http://www.packal.org/workflow/mailapp-search 10
  11. 11 Thanks! Any questions?

  12. Credits Special thanks to SlidesCarnival for releasing this presentation template

    for free. 12