Today's powerful productivity app Alfred for Mac has been updated to version 4. The update provides a handful of new features and enhancements, including dark mode, more powerful search and more.
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Headlining today's update is search for preferences. This allows you to quickly find internal preferences in Alfred:
Want to quickly edit an excerpt or workflow? Need to get to a preference section to change your settings? Do you need to find where in specifications is a specific keyword or hotkey set?
You can access these quickly either from Alfred's search field by pre-submitting your query with the question, or by using the search box in the upper right of Settings.
Due to preference search, the preference interface in Alfred has also been reviewed. You can now easily access different options, settings and more in the app itself.
Alfred 4 also includes new workflow objects that "make it even easier to create workflows without any coding skills."
- The conditional tool can be used to tell the workflow which path you want to follow based on the matched conditions, with the "otherwise" condition repayment.
- With Split Utility, you can specify a set of variables that can then be divided into individual arguments.  The random tool can be used for many fun purposes, where a random result from your settings is returned as an argument (eg, a number, a word from a list or UUID)
- Simple objects such as View Alfred Utility and Browse through Terminal Action, giving you more control over Alfred's behavior.
Furthermore, Alfred 4 expands the app's text extension extension and adds Rich Text excerpts:
In Alfred 4 you can create Rich Text excerpts. We've included automatic link detection in the excerpt, making it easy for you to include links in your excerpt. You'll see a star icon next to your Rich Text excerpts in your collections.
Other improvements include Dark Mode support, a new Theme Editor, and more. Read the full changelog here. For more information on how to integrate Alfred into your Mac workflow, check out our guide here. The app is available on Alfred's website.
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