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Alfred 3.0.1

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Running with Crayons has issued Alfred 3.0 [1], a major new release for the keyboard-driven launcher with new features and under-the-hood improvements, plus an overhauled theme editor and improved file navigation. You can download and run Alfred for free with basic functionality, but purchasing the Alfred Powerpack [2] is necessary for access to several of the additions and improvements in version 3, including improved workflow flexibility and object layout; enhanced Clipboard History with the capability to copy images, file lists, and hex colors; and the addition of snippet auto-expansion (see this announcement blog post for details). Alfred now requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks to take advantage of newer OS X technologies.

Shortly after 3.0’s release, version 3.0.1 appeared, with the maintenance update improving the reliability of automatic snippet expansion (including allowing spaces in snippet keywords), fixing a bug with AppleScript files running twice, improving the reliability of initial migration, and fixing iTunes indexing progress display with some track names. If you purchased a Powerpack license in 2016, you will receive a free upgrade to Alfred 3. For licenses purchased before 2016, you can turn your single user license into a Mega Supporter license (which provides free lifetime upgrades) for £15 (the difference between the £17 single user license and the £32 Mega Supporter license). (Free, £17 for Powerpack, 2.8 MB, release notes, 10.9+)