Today’s the first of December and it’s officially okay to listen to Christmas tunes!
Whether you’re already feeling festive, or you're rather "bah humbug" about Christmas, make the most of the iTunes Random Album feature. Launch your Mini Player (with Cmd + Ctrl + Return), pick a music genre and hit return again to start playing a random album within this genre.
You can either gorge on the Christmas music from your collection, or opt for the Speed Metal genre to chase away those festive earworms ;)
Nothing is more precious than our health. While we may be pining for shiny gadgets and looking forward to tables creaking with loads of delicious food, others around the world are wishing for simpler things, like clean water and sanitation.
Christmas is about giving and sharing, so today, we'll be donating £1000 GBP to WaterAid, who strive to give every human being access to water and sanitary conditions.
Every little helps so, if you can, share the love with your neighbours, friends, local food banks or charities near and far, whether you're giving a few cans of food, a donation or volunteering your time. :)
When you first use Alfred, you'll notice a whole range of useful web searches (under Features > Web Search) so that you can easily search your favourite sites.
As you get ready for Christmas, you can quickly search for gifts through Alfred using Amazon and eBay. Prefix your search term with the keyword "amazon" or "ebay" to launch your localised sites (based on your location in Alfred's general preferences).
If you're a Powerpack user, add the 'Amazon Suggest' example workflow, which presents you with in-line results in Alfred for even quicker shopping! :D
Nowadays, we all accumulate more website login details than our brains can hold. This is where 1Password comes in; It remembers your bazillion passwords so you don't have to!
Our wonderful friends at Agile Bits are offering you a fantastic 40% discount on 1Password for Mac, iOS and even Windows and Android, so you can even gift it to everyone, even those family members who aren't Mac users!
Did you know? When you search for a keyword on your Mac and Alfred can't find a local result, the web search alternatives he provides are called Fallback Searches.
The default fallback searches he presents to you are Google, Wikipedia and Amazon, as these are the most commonly used web searches, and a likely place to find an answer to your search.
However, if you’re a Powerpack user, you can customise these to your favourite sites or actions instead. We've created a tutorial on creating your own fallback searches, so that you can set up web searches and workflows that are as useful as possible for you!
Whether you're a movie buff always reaching for IMDB or the crafty type who likes digging through Etsy, you'll always get the search results you want.