Rails on Maui

Programming in Paradise

Alfred Tips

Alfred is awesome! Check it out at: www.alfredapp.com. I really never use the Applications folder or other mechanisms to find applications on my Mac. The basic features are free! However, the small price for the “Powerpak” is totally worth it.

Here’s the some of the ways that I use Alfred. If you’ve got suggestions that I should add, please add a comment below.

Bring up Alfred

I’m using “Double Tap Cmd Key” to bring up Alfred, and then I type any application I want to visit, type space and then a file or folder name.

Powerpack Features

I use these 2 Powerpack features all the time:

Copy Buffer

Cmd-Opt-C brings up a list of all recent copy actions on my Mac.


  • Manage hidden files, by Andrea Busi. Toggle the finder’s showing of hidden files. (keyword hiddden)
  • Switch Audio Input and Output: Useful to switch from my external hi-fi to my screen speakers so that when I teleconference, there is no echoing. (keyword input and output)
  • Time Machine, By Ted Wise: Allows you to start and stop Time Machine from Alfred. Ted has many other Alfred workflows at this git repository. (keyword: tmac start and tmac stop)