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Alfred
Alfred
4.6
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Quick launcher for apps and more.

4.6
Based on 216 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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Absolutely Free

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 5.0.2

Updated on Aug 30 2022

  • Prepare for updated v5 Corporate Powerpack activation
  • Hide folder's Icon file from navigation to match Finder behaviour
    • If required, this can be brought back using defaults write com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred fsShowFolderIconFiles 1
  • Palette improvements
    • Favourited Workflow palette items are now prioritised above non-favourited items in the palette search
    • Add "Filter" to "Running Apps" object in palette for consistency
  • Write File Workflow output object improvements
    • Add "Prepend" option to file writing
    • Add option to write relative file to workflow's cache folder
    • Improve accessibility descriptions and tabbing order
  • Remove /System/Volumes/Data/ from path subtext for file searches (default search and custom workflow file filters)
  • Warn in workflow User Configuration when there are duplicate Environment Variable keys
  • Add "Open Editor Shortcuts Help" to Workflow canvas popup menu
    • Opens useful guide and cheatsheet for operating the canvas effectively using the keyboard
  • Add ⇧⌥arrows shortcut to Workflow editor to match ⇧⌥click behaviour of connecting but not moving the selection
  • Update Custom Search configuration test button to match encoding behaviour of resulting Custom Search
  • Update {clipboard} placeholder to better conform to {placeholder:variation.modifiers}
    • {clipboard.lowercase} and {clipboard:2.lowercase} is now the recommended syntax
    • {clipboard:lowercase} still works for backwards compatibility
  • Fix the help link on the Workflow Dialog Conditional object
  • Improve URL syntax parsing for Workflow markdown
    • Now also makes plain URLs clickable
  • Workflow Export dialog
    • Improve accessibility of fields and responder order
    • Tweak help subtext on Workflow export dialog
  • Update Workflow Replace utility to pre-process newlines and tabs in RegEx replacement template
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Information

License

Free

Size

6.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.alfredapp.com/

Downloads

204153

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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GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Jul 30 2022
5.0.1
0.0
Jul 30 2022
0.0
Version: 5.0.1
I must say, I do appreciate the never stopped intensity of the effort to update under any aspect this great gem!
GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Jul 27 2022
5.0
0.0
Jul 27 2022
0.0
Version: 5.0
I'm a bit scared by the warning I had that High Sierra is almost no more supported and I wonder if I should or not upgrade (if this update is LESS effective than the one I have)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Jul 14 2022
5.0
0.0
Jul 14 2022
0.0
Version: 5.0
Does version 5 *finally* let you assign custom letters to an app to launch?
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.
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