Hi Alfred Employees.
This isn’t so much a request for myself, but rather a suggestion for you to use as another Alfred selling point. I genuinely admire your product and where possible, would like to suggest stuff that might help you. So, onto the idea.
It strikes me that Alfred could also be used as a 100% hassle free: diary, thought and reminder recorder.
We’ve all had an interesting thought pop into our heads that we’re sure we’ll remember when we come to do something about it. We’ve all been unloading the washing machine or mowing the lawn and had a great idea about something going on in our lives – but then later on we get that dull pang of something that we thought of that could be useful, or that thing you’ve been meaning to add to the shopping list for weeks, but every time you go to add it – erm, what was it again?
Well, my idea is to simply walk in front of one of your Alfred cameras and with plenty of bodily movement, say concisely what it is you want to remember. And that’s it. At the earliest opportunity (certainly within 7 or 30 days, depending on what you ‘pay’ for), then go to the App and star the video as a moment or download it. There’s your instant reminder. No having to wrestle your phone out of your pocket to either type your idea, or open a voice recording app. No having to find a pen or paper to write your idea down in as much detail as needed to remember the spirit of it. You just simply walk in front of your motion-activated recording camera and, yap yap yap, record your idea in full.
This idea is useful for all ages, thought particularly useful to those of us of a certain age who can do with all the help we can get in the memory department.
A natural extension of this idea is a reduced-hassle way to send people simple video messages. Again, walk in front of one of your Alfred cameras, trigger a motion detection video, then send the link to whomever you want to see that message/video.