Speeding up your dev workflow with Alfred

Thomas Schoffelen
4 min readMay 13

Alfred is one of my favourite Mac apps. It’s become a must-have ever since I first installed it about 5 years ago. When I set up a new Mac from scratch, it’s the first thing I install.

In its most basic terms, it’s an extended version of Spotlight, the macOS feature that allows you to press Cmd + Space to search for anything on your Mac. Alfred extends this with built in web search and more…

Thomas Schoffelen

Entrepreneur tech kid, co-founder of NearSt, Londoner, open source enthusiast and aspiring spare time literature geek.