Alfred 2 recently landed for the Mac, and near the top of its laundry list of new productivity features is Workflows, an easy way to automate a wide variety of tasks. For starters, you can create system-wide shortcuts to control iTunes or open a bunch of apps and files related to a task, like “work” or audio editing.
But Alfred Workflows can do far, far more, like ¬†hook into search engines, show you the last [x] number of apps and files you opened, browse your Instapaper queue, and create an “Airplane Mode” to toggle your Mac’s bluetooth, WiFi, and brightness settings. To get an idea of what’s possible, check out Alfred 2 Workflow List, a site that lists and accepts user-submissions for just about any workflow you can imagine.

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