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I think Alfred is currently seen as an app launcher program by many. But the Powerpack features add a lot more and some people can get rid of other apps when using Alfred.

 

I like how I can replace a clipboard history app. I'm also hoping to replace a few other small utility apps, such as window arrangers, like Divvy, and a task switcher like Witch.

 

http://mizage.com/divvy/

http://manytricks.com/witch/

 

I'm just looking for something fairly simple, and wouldn't expect to make the above apps obsolete. Examples of how Alfred might implement these features:

 

- switch to next app with a keyboard shortcut (like Window's Alt-Tab or Witch's Option-Tab) 

- switch to specific app by activating Alfred and typing "sw Word" to switch to Word

- snap the currently active window to left, top, right, or bottom half by typing "sn l" for snap left

 

I have too many one-trick pony apps (Witch, Divvy, Yoink, etc) launching at startup and would prefer one Alfred to Rule Them All. 

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I think Alfred is currently seen as an app launcher program by many. But the Powerpack features add a lot more and some people can get rid of other apps when using Alfred.

 

I like how I can replace a clipboard history app. I'm also hoping to replace a few other small utility apps, such as window arrangers, like Divvy, and a task switcher like Witch.

 

http://mizage.com/divvy/

http://manytricks.com/witch/

 

I'm just looking for something fairly simple, and wouldn't expect to make the above apps obsolete. Examples of how Alfred might implement these features:

 

- switch to next app with a keyboard shortcut (like Window's Alt-Tab or Witch's Option-Tab) 

- switch to specific app by activating Alfred and typing "sw Word" to switch to Word

- snap the currently active window to left, top, right, or bottom half by typing "sn l" for snap left

 

I have too many one-trick pony apps (Witch, Divvy, Yoink, etc) launching at startup and would prefer one Alfred to Rule Them All. 

 

Warning: You may already be aware of the following information!

  • Cmd-Tab is the hotkey for OS X's built in app switcher (you probably knew that)  :rolleyes:
  • If Word (or any other application) is open, typing 'Word' (or any other application's name) into Alfred will bring that app to the front.
  • There are a few ideas buzzing around for window re-sizers and organizers. For example, this workflow is a port of the Layout's extension for Alfred v1.x (check out this post for the contextual discussion). It might satisfy your window-organizing needs  ;)
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I would like to join the chorus with a request that Alfred incorporate the ability to cycle through all the apps and associated individual windows, in effect replacing Witch, a long part of my window management arsenal. I love Witch, but if Alfred could do what it does, I would be happy.

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