Hi, I have been used Alfred on my mac for a few years. I've even written some workflows, one of which I've published (http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/2074-multiple-time-zone-calculator-workflow/)
I just bought Alfred remote and installed it in iOS and I am a little baffled. What exactly do people use it for?
As I understand:
1. I can use it to launch any arbitrary workflow, page or command, but besides launching it I can't really do much with it
2. If I want to interact with any application on my mac, I need to write a workflow for it that feeds it commands - correct?
3. There is no way to get results back from a workflow I run back to my phone. For example, I would love to run my multi timezone calculator, feed it some free text time from my phone and get the results back on my phone - I assume this is not possible? (I added a remote trigger to my workflow and that resulted in it being launched on the mac)
So my questions is:
Given that this seems to be 1 way traffic from the device to the mac and there is no feedback mechanism, what are people using it for? (besides iTunes control and shutdown/sleep etc) - I am missing why I'd want to launch stuff on the mac but not be able to control them or interact with them afterwards with input from my phone (not pre-scripted workflows where inputs don't come from the phone, or simulating keypresses via applescript which are again pre-scripted)
I love Alfred on my mac and use it all the time. I'd like to know if I am missing any capability on the remote
Lets you send emails to multiple persons, including CC. You can either use your default email client or web based gmail
HERE (Current version 1.4)
(May1, 2013: Updated version 1.4: You can now either use 'memail' to use your default client, or 'memailg' to send the mail via the web based version of Gmail)
(Apr 30 2013: Updated version 1.3: Changed workflow to work even if your address book is stored in iCloud. Thanks to Kerry Dawson for patiently testing this)
(Updated: version 1.2: Changed keyword to 'memail' to avoid confusion. Fixed bugs, allowed CC option. For CC, just hit "/" and all emails after that will be in cc)
Alfred has an excellent "email" keyword that lets you enter names and it autocompletes them from your address book - and then you can send emails. However, it only supports sending emails to one id - you can't enter multiple names.
Enter this workflow:
You have two options - you can type in "memail" to send emails via your default email client or "memailg" to send emails via web based gmail. Type in "memail" or "memailg" and start entering the name - it will resolve via address book - then type a comma and keep entering more names.
When done, select the action to send emails to all the ids. Basically, as you type names, you will see options in a list below - just scroll to the right name and hit tab to continue selecting more names (don't hit enter if you want to type more names, as typing enter means you are done). To copy the names to your clipboard instead of composing an email right away, hit Cmd+Enter at the end.
Two keywords: (memail or memailg)
The workflow will start searching your Contacts only after you enter at least 4 characters
Example of matching entries:
Example of multiple emails including CC (for CC hit / and continue with names)
Feel free to extend it and if you do, please share back with me.
Just kidding. It's free. But thanks for reading upto here.