There are lots of famous butlers from TV and movies: Mr. Belvedere, Jeeves, Max, Lurch. But my favorite is Alfred from the Batman series.
Alfred is also the name of my current favorite Mac app. It’s a powerful little app that will do so much.
The Alfred app features are saving me so much time, too!
The first thing you do is head over to AlfredApp.com and download the app. I’m a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts, and the great thing about this app is that it will open by hitting one of those. For me, I hit Alt—->Space bar, and it pops up. You can configure this to what works best for you.
What all will it do?
Here’s a short list of my favorite things.
- Google search. Need to do a fast Google search? Well, hit that keyboard shortcut, and input the info you need. Boom!
- Calculator and dictionary. Can’t remember what 5+5 is? Alfred does. Ask it, and ye shall receive.
- Find applications and files and open them. This is by far my favorite feature. I always find myself stuck hunting and pecking for the right app either in my Application folder or on the dock. Not any more. Type it into Alfred and it opens it for you! Perfect AND a big timesaver.
Download Alfred and get started today learning about the other great ways you can use it.
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