Over the past few weeks, we released Alfred v2.1 and 2.1.1 to make the most of OS X 10.9 Mavericks. We’ve ensured Alfred is fully compatible with the new OS and added a few great features uniquely for Mavericks users.
Search Tags In Mavericks
10.9 makes it easy to tag files with keywords when saving them. You can then search these in Alfred using the keyword “tags”.
Use Apple Maps
You’ll be familiar with Alfred’s “maps” keyword, which launches Google Maps with your search term. Now, you can also launch the Apple Maps application with the same keyword.
Of course, if you’re not keen on Apple Maps or want to hide Google Maps, you can disable their keywords in the preferences under Features > Web Search.
Show Alfred On Active Screen
Mavericks brought in improved support for users who like to use multiple screens, and we decided Alfred should play along. As such, users on 10.9 can choose to show Alfred on the screen with the current active application window, as well as the existing settings of the default screen or the screen where your mouse is.
You can change this setting in Alfred’s preferences under Appearance > Options.
Show Workflow Image In Notification Centre
For our community of workflow creators, we’ve added the ability to show a workflow’s icon as an image in Notification Centre.
Taking Advantage Of The New Features
If you’re looking through your Alfred preferences and can’t see some of these features, remember that they are only available to users on 10.9. You’ll also need a Powerpack license to take advantage of Powerpack-specific features.
As you most likely already know, OS X 10.9 Mavericks is a free upgrade for most Mac users so once you’ve upgraded, you’ll be able to take advantage of these features too :)