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jack
jack

@colinwalker I've found Alfred to be invaluable. It handles: clipboard manager, text snippet expansion, and of course app launching, etc. Workflows are complex but nifty. I'm hobbled without it.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@jack I'd probably be the same once I got going but it's finding that initial reason ;)

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stefp
stefp

@jack @colinwalker I'm the same with Launchbar. I've used it for years and it's the first thing I install on any new Mac.

Bruce
Bruce

@colinwalker There are many ways to do it, but you can run the caffeinate terminal command straight from Alfred. I've aliased in my .bashrc so all I have to type is "cmd-space; ! stayawake". Simpler than a GUI utility.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@Bruce I've got hotkeys assigned so don't need to bother with the GUI - one to start and one to stop. Nice and easy. Don't you need the Powerpack for Alfred for that?

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@colinwalker the power pack is worth it, just for the fun of scripting things. It also seems to get new features quite regularly. Lovely app.

Bruce
Bruce

@colinwalker Maybe? Can't quite tell from their website. I got the lifetime upgrade to Powerpack awhile ago and have forgotten which features are exclusive to it.

Bruce
Bruce

@colinwalker Actually, now that I look again, it does require the Powerpack. One demerit for my reading comprehension. ;)

colinwalker
colinwalker

@Bruce 😆

eli
eli

@colinwalker if you are cozy in the command line, or at least not adverse to opening it take a look at caffeinate, all Macs ship with their own version of Caffeine baked right in!

eli
eli

@colinwalker here's a link to the man page for caffeinate!

adamprocter
adamprocter

@johnjohnston @colinwalker totally agree powerpack worth it and I don't use the power much!!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@adamprocter Thanks. I'll see if I can think of a reason to use it 😉