After listening to the Keyboard Maestro episode I decided to revisit my workflows in Alfred, which I own and use daily for launching, moving around the mac, clipboard, custom searches, and some other very useful features. But I don’t really use the workflows all that much.
So I tweaked three personal ones that are pretty simple but have me thinking about more ways to build workflows using the triggers and actions Alfred has built in:
You can build your own hotkeys in Alfred. These will launch apps, files, scripts and more. Here are a few simple ones I’ve set up using the CapsLock trick and then another key I’m able to launch various folders and files.
Like many others, I have a “morning review” I follow each morning to help me get started. I set up a “workspace” that launches with a simple keyboard shortcut that opens up my morning checklist and the apps I use for my routine, including an Evernote file where I write all my gratitudes.
As I shared in another post, I roast coffee as a hobby. So I am using a particular set of apps, spreadsheets, and recipes during that time. So I made another workspace that launches all of those needs things for me at once. One of the cool things here is using a callback URL with Things that pulls up my roasting project where I keep track of all my orders and subscribers.
I’d love to hear from others who are using the more advanced features with Alfred. It seems like most folks talk about the launching part of Alfred, with the clipboard and snippets, but less on the more advanced features and I’d love to see if and how folks are using these aspects of Alfred. I’m surprised by how much this tool can do and would love to go deeper into its features.
Loving those ideas. Might have to try the morning routine one. I think I’ll create one to launch Omnifocus (a specific perspective), launch Spark, Spotify, and maybe another app to be productive. All good ideas.
I’m interested in knowing how you arrange the files/windows with Moom? is this something you think I can do with BetterTouch Tool or Magnet? I’ve never used moom but love the idea of being able to preset windows with alfred.
I know this is another simple hotkey but thought @MacSparky and others using basecamp might like this one.
You can setup hotkeys to launch different projects, campfire, etc. in your browser using Alfred. I was using the Basecamp app but having hotkeys tied to Safari is more appealing to me. I just opened these three areas and pinned them in Safari so there is less load time.
@cwdaniels Will do. I continue to like Basecamp. It isn’t the most powerful solution but it’s solid, and the people I have helping me really grok it. I’m increasingly using it for any project that involves other people.
The Snippets feature in Alfred is underrated. I actually cancelled by TextExpander subscription because Alfred is enough for my basic needs on macOS and the iOS/macOS keyboard feature is fine for iOS which I don’t use to write much.