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Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

  • Single license: £15 for single more...

What's New

Version 2.3:

New Features

  • New 'external trigger' workflow object for running workflows from outside of Alfred using AppleScript
  • Update 'Open File' workflow action to allow static files to be opened with the specified application
  • Context sensitive workflow hotkeys, ability to automatically register and deregister hotkeys for the currently focused app in OS more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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from Fishscale

I bought the mega license probably 6 months before I knew that mega license holders would get beta testing privileges.

Anyways, I just want to say that from the perspective of someone who loves Alfred, I have never in my life seen more...

5 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0
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from Jimleff

I've been using Macs since system 6. I love good software, and have served as a tester for some of the most beloved ones. I would have included Alfred 1 in that list of beloved software, but Alfred 2 is without question the most horrendous more...

7 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.2
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Wts Member IconComment+164
Wts
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My comment is about trying to join Alfred's forum. Their captcha is ridiculous for someone like me with visibility difficulties and the audio clues were recorded in outer space with a two dollar mic. Also their registration question is beyond bizarre. Please "team" it's only a forum not entry into Fort Knok.

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3640
Jazzyguy
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GREAT APPLICATION!

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Version 2.3
Abt Member IconReview+4
Abt
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The best application I ever used in now over 20 years as a mac power user - and 15 of these years I have had worked as an mac admin, too; now not anymore: 1. Makes different applications superflously (i.e. calculator, spotlight) or reduces the use of other applications (i.e. all kind of searches, Finder, Browser searches, quicklook of files); 2. is absolutely easy to use (one shortcut to have it in front, present itself then as an one window app); 3. perfect partner for powers users who are used to keyboard and shortcuts and want to minimize timewasting mouse/trackpad usage more and more, Alfred helps speeding up; 4. does not use a lot of CPU%; 5. 100% stable (the only app I wasn't able to crash until today); 6. Basic features are free (and these are a lot of my daily used features); 7. with adding on the low cost powerpack it's simply marvellous

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Version 2.2
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3640
Jazzyguy
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Great application!

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Version 2.2
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3640
Jazzyguy
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Some AH doesn't apparently like Alfred so I will put a comment on this that it is a great launcher and i use it daily.

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Version 2.2
Phantasm Member IconReview+7
Phantasm
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Alfred is the app I didn't know I needed until I used it. When you add in the workflows there is just so much you can do with only a few keystrokes. Definitely a must have app on my Mac.

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Version 2.2
Electriclewis Member IconReview+10
Electriclewis
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Just replacing Spotlight with Alfred is missing the point. It's all about the extra commands and functions you can run from the same place. A good tip is to turn off the global keyboard shortcut for spotlight and set Alfred to use the exact same shortcut - now you can do everything that Spotlight can do as well as run commands, calculations. Finally, the real magic of Alfred is workflows - once you use these you will realise what Alfred is for

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Version 2.2
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3640
Jazzyguy
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Alfred is a great launcher. I really like it!

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Version 2.2
Zo219 Member IconReview+504
Zo219
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Aha, what you people don't know is that if you configure Spotlight to search only Mail and Messages, you've got a nice little dropdown at the top right corner of your menubar - that one by one, shows the contents of each mail, … and hey, kids, it does a *real* search, on any ol' word … unlike world's crappiest search in Mail. Just sayin'.

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Version 2.1.1
Robby.is.on
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Why exactly does that warrant a 1,5-star review for Alfred?

Molamola
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Besides I know what spotlight can do (not everybody but you is stupid) - this is the reason you give Alfred 1 1/2 stars? I use both Alfred and spotlight and they both have their places where they shine (even if Alfred relies on spotlight data) - not to speak the many things Alfred does what spotlight doesn't.

Ulyssesric
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Oh ? can you tell me how to use Spotlight for spellchecking, calculation, muti-clipboard switching, 1Password matching, and Terminal command running ?

AI_s Member IconReview+11
AI_s
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A Mac is useless without Alfred, just sayin'

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Version 2.1.1
Mugsuk
+1

Quicksilver kicks it butt in terms of power and usability; plus QS offers all this for free. Even with the power-pack Alfred does not match QS functionality.

AI_s
+0

If you say so : P

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weibol2101
Version 2.3
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Jb510
Version 2.3
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Paulnojustpaul
Version 2.3
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Dan-D.
Version 2.3
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Andyrogers
Version 2.3
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Ededed
Version 2.2
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Phantasm
Version 2.2
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Léonux
Version 2.1.1
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Jacklarm
Version 2.1.1
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H.Ryo
Version 2.1.1

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Details

Downloads 106,861
Version Downloads 6,244
License Free
Date 09 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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