When creating the "What's New" page for Alfred 5, it felt tricky to convey the sheer time and effort we have put into rebuilding the Workflow Editor from scratch over the past year to make it more approachable and accessible for users of all experience levels and backgrounds.
That's why it was so great to see the following comment on the Alfred forum yesterday:
Skeptic to Believer in 20 Minutes
I'll admit to being underwhelmed when I saw the Alfred 5 feature list. Then I tried the Alfred 5 Preview and within 20 minutes created a workflow I'd been wanting for years (controlling lights via HomeKit). The new workflow creator is a pleasure to use! I have only the most basic skills with programming, little patience for scripting, and low imagination for automation, and it was still pretty easy with a little bit of Googling. Excited to try more!
- Dan Blondell
Thanks to everyone who is taking part in the Early Access; The enthusiasm and positive feedback from our brilliant community has been excellent.
Over the coming months, we will be sharing tips, tricks and a more in-depth look at the new Alfred 5 features, including how to get the most out of building your own workflows.
At the same time, we will be further growing the library of tasks for the new Automation Task object, a key object in empowering non-coders to create more advanced workflows than ever.