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The Alfred Team is Growing: How to get the perfect hire

Over the past few months, we've added a new member to the Alfred team. Regulars on the Alfred forum will no doubt have already had a conversation with Vítor.

Vítor joined the Alfred forum over a decade ago, and quickly became a welcome presence, sharing his own workflows and helping others make their workflow ideas a reality. We've always had a close connection to our community, so his dedication didn't go unnoticed!

As such, it was a natural progression to choose to work together when the perfect projects arose over the past year. You may have already noticed that he's created the 1Password 8 integration workflow, amongst many of our first-party workflows.

Through the development of the Alfred 5 release, Vítor has been growing the early collection of Automation Tasks, which will allow experienced developers and non-coders alike to create workflows without a single line of code. He'll be in close communication with users, expanding the collection as new ideas arise.

As Alfred 5 grows and evolves, Vítor will also help build and maintain the planned Workflow Gallery, ensuring that the catalogue of workflows you can find there are top-notch and well organised.

We feel extremely fortunate to find a team member who is such a great fit, with complementary skills and the same ethos and respect we have for of our wonderful community. We can't wait to share all of these projects with you over the coming months.

Alfred 5 Licensing FAQ

Last week, we were finally able to announce that Alfred 5 is coming soon, after many months of intense creation and development. If you haven't seen it yet, here is a sneak peek at the new features!

We're offering a generous grace period for those who purchased recently; If you purchased in 2022 or are a Mega Supporter / Legendary Supporter, you'll receive a free upgrade to Alfred 5.

All Powerpack users who purchased before 2022 will be offered a discounted upgrade to Alfred 5, so that everyone can take advantage of the new features.

New to Alfred? If you don't yet have a Powerpack license, purchasing any Powerpack license today gives you an Alfred 4 license right away, and a free upgrade to Alfred 5 when it's ready later this summer.

We can't wait to share Alfred 5 with our fabulous community!

Alfred 5 Early Access: Coming Soon

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Take a look at the first sneak peek of the Alfred 5 features here!

Alfred 4.6.5 Released: 1Password 8 Workflow Integration

Today, we released Alfred 4.6.5, which primarily brings an updated integration for 1Password 8.

In 1Password 8, Agile Bits have changed the way third-party apps interact with your data. To support this, we've released an official workflow to be used alongside 1Password 8.

Why are we moving to a workflow?

With 1Password 8, Agile Bits has moved from a native macOS app to a universal cross-platform app. As part of this, the third-party integration feature previously used by Alfred has been replaced with a new 1Password command line tool.

We took this as an opportunity to rethink how to best integrate with 1Password moving forward; Using their official CLI tools, we are now able to offer a deeper direct integration with your 1Password data, which perfectly suits Alfred's extensive workflow toolset.

We have made this process as smooth as possible through this workflow, so that you can get up and running in mere moments.

This also allows us to offer updates to support 1Password changes much more efficiently, without relying on the Alfred release cycle itself.

Keen to get started?

Install 1Password 8, and install the 1Password integration workflow from Github. Type 1p and choose the option to sign it and set up your account.

If you're using 1Password 7 or older, there are no changes for you and you can carry on using the existing built-in integration.

You can grab the latest release in Alfred 4's Update tab, or by downloading it from Curious to see everything that's been added in recent updates? Take a look at the change log for the full list of new features and improvements.

Using Python 2 workflows in macOS Monterey 12.3+

In macOS Monterey 12.3, Apple removed Python 2 from the pre-installed scripting languages, after a decade-long transition period.

If you're using workflows that use Python 2, here are a few tips to help with a smooth transition.

First, check if there's an update to the workflow; The workflow's creator may have already released a new version that doesn't depend on Python 2. You'll find this on their own website, GitHub or on the Alfred Forum.

Next, consider alternatives; In particular if you're using a much older workflow, it might be a good time to see if there is a new alternative that takes advantage of Alfred's ever-evolving features.

Many workflows have already been updated, and our community hero Vítor is actively working to update any other 3rd party workflows which rely on Python 2. Take a look at the wealth of workflows that have already been updated on the official GitHub. If you'd like to suggest a workflow that needs to be updated, pop a post in the forum thread.

To use these workflows, follow our guide to installing Python 2 via Homebrew; It only takes a few minutes and you'll be back up and running.

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