Alfred Hat Tips
The one for (wannabe) stalkers :)
We look at Alfred as your personal butler, helping you get things done faster on your Mac, whether it be sending emails, using apps and the web or finding information. Sometimes you just need to check quickly whether your friend has posted the link they were talking about (*cough* on Facebook *cough*) or what your business partner tweeted about your campaign yesterday. 
Here are a few not so secret tricks to get to this information faster with custom searches: 
Search for Twitter users with this Search URL: http://twitter.com/{query}
Quickly access a friend’s Facebook profile with Search URL: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q={query}
Search profiles on CrunchBase using: http://www.crunchbase.com/search?query={query}
You can add custom searches for the majority of your most-used sites (just add them under Preferences > Features > Custom Searches). 
Here’s a tutorial from an Alfred user (@jdfwarrior) on how to figure out the Search URL for your custom searches. 
Tip: Assign short keywords to your custom searches (e.g. ‘tu’ for searching Twitter users, ‘cb’ for CrunchBase searches) and you’ll be the fastest around when looking for information. 

The one for (wannabe) stalkers :)

We look at Alfred as your personal butler, helping you get things done faster on your Mac, whether it be sending emails, using apps and the web or finding information. Sometimes you just need to check quickly whether your friend has posted the link they were talking about (*cough* on Facebook *cough*) or what your business partner tweeted about your campaign yesterday. 

Here are a few not so secret tricks to get to this information faster with custom searches: 

  • Search for Twitter users with this Search URL: http://twitter.com/{query}
  • Quickly access a friend’s Facebook profile with Search URL: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q={query}
  • Search profiles on CrunchBase using: http://www.crunchbase.com/search?query={query}

You can add custom searches for the majority of your most-used sites (just add them under Preferences > Features > Custom Searches). 

Here’s a tutorial from an Alfred user (@jdfwarrior) on how to figure out the Search URL for your custom searches. 

Tip: Assign short keywords to your custom searches (e.g. ‘tu’ for searching Twitter users, ‘cb’ for CrunchBase searches) and you’ll be the fastest around when looking for information. 

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