Apple released iTunes 11.0.2 today, making a few changes to its AppleScript support. As a result, some users experienced issues with Alfred's Mini Player in version 1.3.2. To fix these hotkey issues, we've released v1.3.3 (non-Mac App Store version). You can download it from our website or through the auto-updater.
After many months of hard work, we can finally share the first Alfred v2 beta. As you’ve seen from the recent sneak peeks, there are huge improvements and some great new features, like workflows, that will make Alfred more powerful than ever before.Read More
Today, Alfred 1.3.1 has been released. The main new feature of this release is especially for Mountain Lion users; you can now use Notification Centre instead of Growl for extensions and general Alfred notifications. Another handy improvement for Powerpack users is that when copying/moving files, Alfred will remember the destination folders, making it easier to move files next time!
This release also includes some nice bug fixes and little improvements, which you can find in the Change Log. Note that if you're already using pre-release build 261, there's no need to update as this is the same build. Otherwise, check for updates in-app or download version 1.3.1 from our website.
Wishing everyone a great weekend, Vero
Today, Alfred 1.3 is available through auto-update [non-Mac App Store] and from our website with lots of lovely additions. We've been using these new features ourselves over the past few weeks and already can't live without them!
You can now pick multiple files directly from Finder or navigate to them in Alfred and add them to your file buffer. Once you've picked all your files, you can perform an action on all of them. With this feature in your hands, Speedy Gonzales will be left in the dust behind you!
You've been clamouring for QuickLook integration, and here it is. Preview your files and documents using OS X's QuickLook by pressing Shift or ⌘Y. Simple yet so useful!
We've added a compact view in Alfred's Appearance preferences, allowing you to make Alfred's results view smaller. Handy for users of the shiny new Retina Display MacBook Pros.
Show more results
Alfred will now show you all matched results for your Default Results searches; Just keep scrolling down for more results.
We've made the very popular integration with 1Password even better, by making Alfred find and handle your 1Click bookmarks even more intelligently. You can also choose to include your 1Password bookmarks in default results without the "1p" keyword and copy the 1Click URL to clipboard with ⌘C.
And much more...
We've just released Alfred version 1.2, which brings an absolute boatload of new features and improvements. It's now available to download by checking for updates in the app, from our website or from the Mac App Store. Both the free version and the Powerpack have received a lot of love in this release so read on for the full details of this fantastic release.
Fast access to your 1Password 1Click bookmarks
We couldn't live without 1Password so this new Powerpack integration is a marriage made in heaven!
Enable the 1Password bookmarks import in Alfred's Features preferences, then let Alfred bring up your list of password bookmarks when you type "1p" followed by your search term. Your default browser is launched, and you are logged straight into your 1Password stored site. It's completely safe as your browser still requires your 1Password master password if you aren't already authenticated.
The 1Password team also blogged about 1Click bookmarks in Alfred earlier this week.
Large type with ⌘-L
Whether you plan to use it to view phone numbers on your screen from a distance, share the solution to a maths equation or to tease classmates sitting behind you in class, large type is a useful addition to the Powerpack. Hit Cmd + L to show the typed text as Large Type on your screen.
Two new colour themes
A few weeks ago, we announced that two new themes - Dark & Smooth and Pistachio - will be added to the default themes in Alfred's core (free) version.
Clipboard Merge allows you to merge a second item with the previously copied clipboard snippet. Once enabled, it's simple to use: Hold ⌘ and press C twice to merge the selected text with the previous history item. You'll hear a sound confirming the snippets have become one!
We've added a few new handy hotkeys:
- New global hotkeys to take action on currently selected text in OS X
- New global hotkey option to paste the latest Clipboard History item as plain text without having to show Alfred first
- Global hotkeys can be assigned to Snippets for instant pasting, e.g. your favourite email signature
File search overhaul
This may sound like hocus pocus but I can assure you that you'll find that the improved file matching algorithm will help you find your files more easily than before.
If you're curious to see how Andrew has refined file matching, have a look at his Tumblr post outlining what has changed.
A boatload more...
Version 1.2 is a big release in terms of improvements and bug fixes as well, so have a look at the Change Log here for the full list of changes.
Thanks again to everyone who helped us test this release over the past few weeks! :)