Just two years ago today, Running with Crayons Ltd. released version 0.4 beta of their free productivity application for the Mac: Alfred. Alfred has made our lives easier by helping to speed up the things that we do throughout our day, be it launching an app, searching the web, controlling iTunes, looking up a word, or calculating a number.
And if that’s not enough for you, the Alfred Powerpack offers even more goodies like custom commands, file system navigation using only the keyboard, an iTunes mini player that allows you to find an album or rate songs in your library, an address book that will allow you to modify contact entries, clipboard history, and much more. The Powerpack costs £15, or about $24 for those of you outside the UK.
Today, we’d like to wish this wonderful app that keeps up our daily productivity a very happy birthday! Read on for a few additional details and a special sale that the developers are having on the Alfred Powerpack.
Get 10% Off the Alfred Powerpack
To celebrate this second birthday of Alfred, the developers have posted a special deal of 10% off the Powerpack price until March 3rd. Head over to the Alfred’s 2nd Birthday page today to grab a Powerpack!
Alfred was recently updated to version 1.1, which brought custom actions and extensions to the Contact Viewer metadata types, a custom “show Alfred” shortcut for those of you who do not prefer the default Options + Shift one, a “help” keyword that will assist you in finding support for an issue by swiftly directing you to Alfred’s help webpage, many improvements, bug fixes, and more. You can view the entire list of changes in version 1.1.1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the Change Log page.
Mountain Lion Support On the Way
The developers of Alfred also announced on Twitter yesterday that version 1.1.1 of the app was in development and that it would include official support for Apple’s upcoming Mountain Lion OS, along with a significant update to the keyword-based matching function of the app and more. Full details on this upcoming release are available on the Alfred App Change Log webpage.