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Alfred overview

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.

What’s new in version 4.6.6

Updated on May 26 2022

  • Fix regression in latching input filter placeholder results based on typed keyword
  • Fix File Filter workflow object configuration UI table to correctly show NOT and Words header titles
  • Add a plist preference to skip Alfred's launch at login check when updating versions. Use the following in Terminal: defaults write com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-Preferences skipLoginItemCheck 1
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Information

License

Free

Size

5.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.alfredapp.com/

Downloads

203522

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

Customization
User Experience
Social media integration

What needs improvements

Privacy

Alfred qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
5.0
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Johninsapporo
Johninsapporo
Dec 2 2021
4.6.1
5.0
Dec 2 2021
5.0
Version: 4.6.1
Essential software. Apple should pay the developer tons of bucks and integrate it into the macos. Brilliant!
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Dec 1 2021
4.6
0.0
Dec 1 2021
0.0
Version: 4.6
The current version is 4.6.1
kozzy49-1
kozzy49-1
Aug 14 2021
4.5.1
0.0
Aug 14 2021
0.0
Version: 4.5.1
Take the time to read the manual to get full use of Alfred. He is a useful utility once you get to know him.
freddofoxxy
freddofoxxy
May 26 2021
4.3.4
3.0
May 26 2021
3.0
Version: 4.3.4
Really want to check, when I can save my time when I search for files online or on the Mac.
far_g
far_g
May 19 2021
4.3.4
5.0
May 19 2021
5.0
Version: 4.3.4
it is hard to use at first, but once you come to know it more it becomes a great addition to your mac's functionality
ozshadow
ozshadow
Dec 16 2020
4.3
5.0
Dec 16 2020
5.0
Version: 4.3
A GREAT addition to MAC functionality
mugsuk
mugsuk
Aug 7 2020
4.1
3.0
Aug 7 2020
3.0
Version: 4.1
Decent enough product, but not as simple to use as Quicksilver which is not only more powerful, but free!
Gazman
Gazman
Mar 22 2020
4.0.9
5.0
Mar 22 2020
5.0
Version: 4.0.9
Like Spotlight on steroids, especially if you have the PowerPack. One of the first apps I install on a new Mac.
DRNash
DRNash
Dec 19 2019
4.0.7
0.0
Dec 19 2019
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
As all too ofetn recently on MacUpdate, today's update to v 4.0.7 leads to a wrongly labelled v 4.0.6 download ("Alfred_4.0.6_1124_4.0.7.dmg"), while the real 4.0.7 is available from Running With Crayons' own page - Get your act together MacUpdate!!!
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Dec 16 2019
4.0.6
5.0
Dec 16 2019
5.0
Version: 4.0.6
I use it alongside LaunchBar just to have a couple of features that works better for me. I prefer LaunchBar, but Alfred is the close second to me. Extremely versatile and useful in many ways. I would use it as my primary tool if LaunchBar goes belly up. For that, I already bought a Power Pack license.
tobi-4
tobi-4
Jun 5 2019
4.0.1
3.0
Jun 5 2019
3.0
Version: 4.0.1
Slight improvement over Spotlight. Has a powerful automation system, but it's too confusing to learn how to use, and there's no place to share your scripts with other people. Keeps releasing new major versions to make the expensive powerpack upgrade obsolete.
Gustav-Holm
Gustav-Holm
May 31 2019
4.0.1
5.0
May 31 2019
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
Awesome. Best app.
Jef4
Jef4
May 31 2019
4.0.1
5.0
May 31 2019
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
<3
Love the copy paste & snippsets.
Mrsin
Mrsin
May 30 2019
4.0.1
5.0
May 30 2019
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
Alfred is not just another Quick launcher, it does that but so much more. It is your Mac executive assistant. If you only choose one utility, this is it.
dscheimberg
dscheimberg
May 12 2019
3.8.1
5.0
May 12 2019
5.0
Version: 3.8.1
<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"><font style="vertical-align: inherit;">Me asombró apenas the utilicé, desmerescer a spotlight, auqnue todavía no la he estudiado mucho, la entrada se ve que va un paso más allá ....</font></font>
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 8 2018
3.7
5.0
Nov 8 2018
5.0
Version: 3.7
There's an area in which I definitely find Alfred easier than LaunchBar, it's the Web Search (that LaunchBar calls Search Template). With a single move you define the search query AND the shortcut, while with LaunchBar, you have to switch to another app, call LaunchBar, search for your Search Template, right-clic to assign the shortcut... Until now, I've run both apps in parallel, despite an attempt to switch totally to LaunchBar a few years ago... Now I'm thinking the other way around. I still have to figure how to do a few other things in Alfred, as I've just made up my mind right now, but I'm pretty confident. :-)
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Oct 8 2018
3.7
5.0
Oct 8 2018
5.0
Version: 3.7
All I can say is that this is the most impressive search tool I have ever used. With this tool I can find anything I want using any search engine. Just type in what I am looking for and choose the search engine and Alfred is up and running to help you. Simple to use. A very smart app.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 31 2018
3.6.2
0.0
Aug 31 2018
0.0
Version: 3.6.2
404 link. The correct current link is: https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/Alfred_3.6.2_922.dmg
david-384
david-384
Jul 5 2018
3.6.1
0.5
Jul 5 2018
0.5
Version: 3.6.1
Alfred has a fatal flaw. Alfred indexes items from a variety of sources: applications, messages, files, scripts, etc. When a user submits a query, it uses an adaptive algorithm to rank the items in terms of the likelihood that the user wanted this item. However, Alfred's matching algorithm is awful. If you execute the same query repeatedly in series, the adaptive algorithm reaches different conclusions about which items you wanted. Even if you TELL it: "When I enter the query 'f,' I mean that want THIS SPECIFIC ITEM," Alfred will ignore your instruction and give you other results that happen to include the term "f". The item you specifically requested *might* be the first result - or it might be the second result, or the *last* result, or nowhere in the list. This bug has been brought to the developers' attention. They are enamored with their adaptive algorithm, so they do not care and will not fix it. Don't use this garbage software. Use another package that respects users' instructions more than its own haphazard guesses.
DrPfaff
DrPfaff
Jun 14 2018
3.6.1
5.0
Jun 14 2018
5.0
Version: 3.6.1
A must have app for OSX. The powerpack is more than worth it.
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