A Look At More Brilliant Workflows
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Over the past few months, the Alfred community (that's you!) have created some truly brilliant workflows. We've highlighted a few of our favourites before, but here are some more gems we've dug up for you.
Workflows are a Powerpack feature, so if you're not yet a Powerpack user, you can either upgrade your v1 license or buy a new license.
David Ferguson (jdfwarrior) has been working tirelessly to help users with their own workflows on the forum, but has also created a great Weather workflow which shows you conditions and forecast.
If you're wondering if it's BBQ and ice cream weather, check out the Weather workflow.
If you listen to Spotify all day, as we do, you'll love these Spotify workflows.
The original Spotify workflow was created by Jeff Johns (phpfunk) and allows you to control Spotify with a thorough range of keywords. Have a look at the basic commands and download the workflow to get some summer tunes going!
For a different twist on the same theme, Spotifious by Ben Stolovitz also allows you to control Spotify, launching from a hotkey. Find out more and download Spotifious on the forum.
Need to be more efficient with your work tasks? If you're an OmniFocus fiend, you'll be able to manage your tasks from Alfred. Surely that means you can leave early and go grab a beer?
Download Marko Kaestner's OF Task Actions workflow
Firefox & Chrome Bookmarks Search
This isn't a workflow, but a very useful integration worth sharing.
Out of the box, Alfred searches Safari bookmarks, as Chrome and Firefox don't support Spotlight search by default. However, we really like Brow by Tim Schroeder as an alternative way to get native integration for bookmarks search in these two browsers.
Once you've installed Brow, Tim provides a guide to adding your Brow bookmarks to Alfred, so that in a few seconds, you can search your Chrome and Firefox bookmarks within Alfred!
TinyPNG File Resizer
Benzi Ahamed's TinyPNG resizer filters files on your Mac for .png files, then uses tinypng.org to shrink the file size of the file you selected. Handy way to save time!
Download the TinyPNG file resizer workflow
This is just a little taster; you'll find many more workflows on the Alfred forum. Once you start creating your own workflows, you'll also be able to get help from fellow Alfred users if you have any questions.