Alfred is an amazing productivity tool. Just in case you didn’t know — Alfred allows you to quickly launch any application (or open any document) by typing just a few keywords. It’s on all our machines and we can’t imagine living without it. Now, the latest Alfred 2 comes with a brand new feature called Workflows, which are extensions that can be developed to perform a wide range of tasks. We loved this new capability so much, that we came up with our own extension for Pagico.
Update on May 13 2014: The Alfred Workflow has been updated to v1.1. Click on the banner image (above) to download it.
Here’s how it’ll look like:
It’s called Pagico Utilities, and it will allow you to quickly jot down new notes or tasks and save them to your Inbox. You can even select a portion of text in any program, use a keyboard shortcut (customizable) to bring up the Pagico workflow with the selected text, and save it as a note. And best of all, it’s free! Just click the banner above to grab it!
A quick tutorial
- Be sure to have Pagico for Desktop v6.1 r1432+ and Alfred 2 with PowerPack, which allows you to import workflows.
- Download (click the banner above) and open the workflow. Alfred 2 will automatically import it.
- Start by typing the keyword ptask (for creating a new task) or pnote (for creating a new note). For example, to set up a task for tomorrow, simply type this and hit enter to save:
ptask tomorrow Do hair cut
- You can also use keyboard shortcuts to bring up these two tools easily: Opt+Cmd+N for new note, and Opt+Cmd+T for new task.
You can change these keyboard shortcuts to anything you like in the Alfred Workflows screen.
In addition, you can also quickly review all pending (read: incomplete) tasks due today by using keyword: ptoday in Alfred.
Hope you’ll enjoy!