Alfred Remote: Control Your iPhone From Your Mac

February 6, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0



Alfred Remote: Control Your iPhone From Your Mac

February 6, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

When you sit down at front of your Mac to get some work done, you may not use your iPhone.

Alfred Remote is a newly released iOS application that makes your iPhone by converting it into a remote for Mac.

With it, you don’t have to perform a search via spotlight or click your way through the Finder. Also, you can
easily access your doc of apps directly from your iPhone. By syncing with a Mac running Alfred 2, you can assign app triggers and icons for certain actions, whether putting controlling iTunes or putting the Mac to sleep.

How to use Alfred Remote for iOS

After downloading and installing the app on your device, it will connect wirelessly to your Mac (it is like a dedicated app launcher). From then on, you can quickly open apps rather than search for them. Things happen as soon as you tap your device.

You can use it to pause, play and adjust music volume. You can also sleep, lock, or shut down the Mac via your device as you walk out of the door.


Other causes include pasting clipboard snippets of text, launching favorite sites, sending things to Evernote, controlling apps such as Spotify, skip tracks, stop the music in iTunes and other actions that save time.

The app relies on the existing Alfred 2 Mac app, which you need to download before you take advantage of Alfred Remote for iOS. The Mac app can be used to roll your own workflows such as ‘Good Night’ shortcut could close all open applications, perform remote server backup, replace difficult to remember keywords with icons and hotkey combinations etc. The usefulness is up to your imagination.

Final thoughts

The app will work as a trigger and let you customize actions that can be performed on Mac. You’ll need to download Alfred Remote (optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and Alfred 2 for Mac and pair the two apps together from the Mac app. Feel free to leave comments about its functionality when you give it a try.

Download Alfred Remote for iOS

Download Alfred 2 for Mac

Adeel Qayum

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