Alfred v2 released

After many months of development and beta testing, Alfred v2 has now officially landed!

Alfred v2 is re-written from the ground up to be faster, more efficient and easier to use. Overall, less than 15% of Alfred v1’s code was reused, and every feature was carefully improved and given the love it needs.

Imagine if you woke up tomorrow and all the music was gone

Imagine if you woke up tomorrow and all the music was gone

Alfred Extension: Toggle Tunlr

Toggle Tunlr screenshot

This Alfred extension changes your Wi-Fi DNS settings to the Tunlr servers and back again.

The script naïvely assumes that you are using a Wi-Fi network and that you normally don’t have any DNS servers manually set.

Tunlr lets you stream content from sites like Netflix, Hulu, MTV, CBS, ABC, Pandora and more to your Mac or PC. Want to watch Netflix or HuluPlus on your iPad, AppleTV or XBox 360 even though you’re not in the U.S.? Tunlr lets you do this.

Download the latest version from github.matiaskorhonen.fi/toggle_tunlr

Want to buy a boat? Duck shaped boats are the best

Want to buy a boat? Duck shaped boats are the best

Alfred Extension: Repair LaunchServices

Repair LaunchServices screenshot

Do you have duplicate items under the Finder Open With menu? If so, repairing the Launch Services register usually helps, you can do this by executing the command below (in Terminal), or by using my Repair LaunchServices Alfred extension.

Download: Repair-LaunchServices.alfredextension

Alfred Extension: Airplay via Beamer

This simple Alfred extension is primarily meant to be used as a file action. It uses Beamer to play the given file over AirPlay (for example to an Apple TV).

Download: AirPlay-via-Beamer.alfredextension

Airplay via Beamer screencast

(Obviously having Beamer is a prerequisite for this extension)

Alfred extensions breakdown

Alfred Extensions

Scripts

  • AirPlay via Beamer

    • I mostly use this as a file action to select movies to send to my Apple TV via Beamer.app
  • Extension Updater

    • Automatically update compatible extensions
  • Flush DNS

    • Flush the OS X DNS cache
  • Git.io URL ShortenerURL shortener for GitHub

  • Open in…

    • Firefox
    • Opera
    • Safari
    • open the given URL in the selected browser
  • Repair LaunchServices

    • Repair LaunchServices (to remove duplicates from the Open With… menu
  • Send to iPhone

    • Send the given URL, text, or file to my iPhone via myPhoneDesktop
  • Toggle Tunlr

    • Set/unset the Tunlr DNS servers

AppleScripts

  • Toggle Amerika/Britannia
    • Toggle my VPNs on or off

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.

— Douglas Adams,  Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency