‘Alfred Remote’ launched to make your iOS device a remote control for your Mac

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‘Alfred Remote’ launched to make your iOS device a remote control for your Mac

  • 2015-02-13 13:17:04
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News / Mobile phones ‘Alfred Remote’ launched to make your iOS device a remote control for your Mac

On Tuesday, January 27, Running with Crayons officially announced a project a long-time coming: Alfred for iOS.

The app, which is now available in the iOS App Store for $4.99, is designed with some parity with the “Alfred” Mac app. The idea behind the iOS app is to function as a remote control for your Mac, making it possible to control certain elements of the machine, like opening some apps, right from your iOS device.

More than that, though, the Alfred for iOS app will let users access some systemwide interactions on their computer, too. That will take the addition of a Powerpack along with Alfred 2 on their Mac, which costs around $25. With this addition, Alfred for iOS users can control some exclusive aspects of the system, including iTunes playback.

Other features included with the Powerpack option include the ability to copy and paste from iOS to OS X, running terminal commands, and even creating and editing custom Workflows.

For users who don’t want to spend extra for the Powerpack option, Alfred for iOS will let users activate a screen saver or open web pages on their Mac from their iPhone or iPad.

    With a single touch on your iOS device, you can control many Alfred 2 actions on your Mac, including:
    – Show Alfred 2 on your Mac
    – System Commands: Lock, restart, shut down, log out or sleep your Mac, eject all devices, quit all apps and empty trash
    – Launch Applications and System Preferences on your Mac
    – Open files and folders you’ve defined on your Mac
    – Open websites and bookmarks, or pop up Alfred with a custom search filled in
    – Replace hard to remember hotkey combinations and keywords with icons on iOS

    If you’re an Alfred 2 Powerpack user, you can control Powerpack features, such as:
    – iTunes on your Mac: Play, skip, rate your tracks and even start playing random albums
    – Quickly paste user-defined clipboard snippets into text fields and documents on your Mac
    – Run user-defined scripts, AppleScripts and terminal commands
    – Connecting Remote to your favourite Alfred 2 Workflows gives almost limitless possibilities!

The app is available now in the iOS App Store, with a download link to the app below.

Download link

  • Alfred Remote — $4.99
  • [via The Verge]

    Categories: Mobile phones

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