Alfred
Alfred
4.0.6

4.5

Alfred free download for Mac

Alfred

4.0.6
09 November 2019

Quick launcher for apps and more.

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.

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: 19 pounds (GBP) for single user
  • Family license: 29 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
  • Mega Supporter: 35 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in Alfred

Version 4.0.6:
  • iTunes Mini Player
  • Update Music API Parser in Catalina to include remote music
  • Momentarily hide Mini Player in transition between indexing and player views for first reindex in a session, allowing macOS permission dialog to show if necessary
  • Update Rotten Tomatoes web search to use %20 instead of + for spaces
  • When saving a clipboard entry as a snippet from Alfred's clipboard viewer with ⌘S, select "Auto expansion allowed" by default
  • Internal Search
  • Wider, more flexible word based matching for internal searches
  • If searching for a disabled workflow, and disabled workflows have been hidden in Alfred's workflow preferences, show the hidden workflows so workflow can be selected
  • If searching for a hidden remote page, and hidden remote pages have been hidden in Alfred's remote preferences, show the hidden pages so the page can be selected
  • Show "disabled" or "hidden" in subtext of relevant internal searches
  • Add ?diagnostics as shortcut to Diagnostics... button in Help preferences
  • Fix "Try Searching the Preferences" text in help tab for earlier versions of macOS
  • Tweaks to the "Rebuild macOS Metadata" in Alfred's Advanced preferences
  • Update help text to inform about .Spotlight-V100 folder, and Terminal needing Full Disk Access
  • Fix .Spotlight-V100 folder location in macOS Catalina
  • Work around Catalina bug in popup menu for custom workflow object colour selection
  • Update "Waiting for results..." text to "Waiting for results from macOS..." for the rare occasion when Alfred is waiting on file search results

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139 Alfred Reviews

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tobi-4
05 June 2019

Most helpful

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.
Like (3)
Version 4.0.1
tobi-4
05 June 2019
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.
Like (3)
Version 4.0.1
Gustav-Holm
31 May 2019
Awesome. Best app.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.1
Jef4
31 May 2019
<3
Love the copy paste & snippsets.
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Version 4.0.1
Mrsin
30 May 2019
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.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.1
dscheimberg
12 May 2019
<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>
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Version 3.8.1
Aargl
08 November 2018
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. :-)
Like (2)
Version 3.7
DragonMaster
08 October 2018
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.7
Derekcurrie
31 August 2018
404 link. The correct current link is: https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/Alfred_3.6.2_922.dmg
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Version 3.6.2
david-384
05 July 2018
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.
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Version 3.6.1
3 answer(s)
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
31 August 2018
Well, it's been around for 8 years. I'm on THIS site since it opened, around 1996. I have never heard anyone put forth the proposition that you've described here before.

I guess I'm wondering how this company got along all these years before your critique?
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
07 November 2018
Alfred is not garbage software, and I own the latest version. I do, however, have problems with typing certain letters and having it NOT show the app I want when I first try to train it. Secondly, I can't find a way for you to assign custom letters to open a certain application. So if I want to type "me" to open Microsoft Excel, I can't change it to have those letter even see Excel. I'm currently using LaunchBar which does allow custom letter assignments to individual apps. Hopefully the next major update to Alfred will address this and then I'll be back to using it again.
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Markus-Winter
Markus-Winter
31 May 2019
Well, “david-384” has no downloads and just 2 visits since he registered two years ago - each time to give negative reviews on a products. Sounds very much like a disgruntled “competitor”.
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DrPfaff
14 June 2018
A must have app for OSX. The powerpack is more than worth it.
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Version 3.6.1