After many months of work in secret, we can officially announce that Alfred version 2 is coming! Rewritten from the ground up, v2 will be even more polished and user-friendly than ever. The first beta is expected in early January.Read More
Yesterday, Apple released iTunes 11, bringing on some changes to the way external applications like Alfred can interact with it. Andrew has been working hard today to make a few fixes to keep your experience with Alfred's Mini Player enjoyable. We'd also love to support the iTunes "Up Next" feature, so we're keeping an eye on whether Apple adds AppleScript support for this!
Here's what's changed
We updated the way Alfred sets the tracks you've asked him to play, so be sure to keep the Alfred playlist checkbox enabled in the preferences so that your tracks play in a predictable order.
A few hotkeys were also updated; the "random track" hotkey has changed *from Cmd + Alt + up arrow to Cmd + Ctrl + Up arrow), and so were the star hotkeys (from Cmd + Alt + # to Cmd + Ctrl + #)
We also removed iTunes DJ, as this is no longer support by iTunes 11.
Help us test
Release 1.3.2 will go out to everyone through Alfred's auto-updater once it's fully tested, but in the meantime, if you're using iTunes 11 and would like to help us test the changes to the Mini Player, you can download it here.
Apple recently announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, which contains great new security features to keep your Mac safe from malware. One of these new technologies, Gatekeeper, prevents unauthorised code from running on your Mac.Read More
It's that time of year again: We're all packed up and heading to Austin, Texas for this year's South by Southwest Interactive. It's not often enough that we have the chance to meet Alfred users face to face so, while we're looking forward to the SXSW panels and parties, we're most excited to meet you.
If you're also attending, look out for us. We'll be wearing purple Alfred tshirts, occasionally bowler hats and will be carrying very special Alfred stickers and goodies.
We'll be tweeting throughout the week, so keep an eye out on the @alfredapp account for updates and do come say hi. :)
This week, Alfred celebrates his second birthday. And he likes to do it in style! Hot on the heels of two big releases, we're offering a 10% discount on the Powerpack so if you haven't yet adopted the powerful add-on to Alfred's free version yet, this is your chance. With more useful features than a Swiss Army knife, you're bound to love this addition to your everyday Mac workflow.
If you're already a Powerpack user, be sure to tell your friends to take advantage of this week's birthday discount code while it lasts! You have until Saturday 3rd March to grab a single or family license at 10% discount.
Also, feel free to bake Alfred a birthday cake, cupcakes or cookies. We lo... ahem, I mean, he loves those very much.