Alfred
Alfred
4.0.3

4.5

Alfred free download for Mac

Alfred

4.0.3
05 July 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 4.0.3:
Theming
  • Ensure Alfred's main window is correctly reconfigured the first time showing after a theme edit
  • Redraw theme position control on showing theme options to ensure correctly selected theme is shown
  • Refine Alfred's window snap repositioning calculation when dragging Alfred to a new position
  • Ensure the dark mode set theme is correctly pre-selected when launching preferences into the Appearance tab when in dark mode
  • Add option to use native macOS Dark Mode window rendering (for dark borders, and dark language popovers)
Switch to localised standard compare when sorting files in Alfred's file system navigation
  • Gives Finder like sort order, e.g. 1, 2, 10, 20

Full release notes for this new major release are available here

Requirements for Alfred

  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

139 Alfred Reviews

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Jim-Leff
02 April 2013

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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 update of an application on any platform I have ever seen, from a user flow/interface perspective. It's so awful it actually makes me angry. Its wretchedness is vast, but let me offer just one particularly breathtaking example. Here's how you created a shortcut in V.1 to launch "Bbedit" with a "command-B": Drag the app into the window. Define the shortcut. Done. The shortcut is titled, logically enough, "Bbedit". Here's how you do it in V.2: Click the little "+" icon Navigate through three(!!) levels of pop-up menus, none coherently titled, to choose "launch file group from hotkey". Yes. Filegroup. That's what Bbedit is: a filegroup. What, you didn't know that? Double click the newly-appeared "Launch apps/files" icon Drag Bbedit onto an inexplicable blank field Click save Double click the "hotkey" icon" Define the hotkey Choose an "Action" (in this case, "pass through to workflow"....and there is no other option, because you've already chosen this when navigating the three-levels of pop-up menus) Choose an "argument" (in this case "none", though at this point I am undeniably feeling argumentative) Add, if you'd like, an "optional argument" ("An optional argument to be used. If text is input, this will be prefixed onto the dynamic argument types"). I swear I didn't just make that last one up. Click "save" Congrats! You've created a shortcut, helpfully titled, like all other shortcut actions, "Launch file group from hotkey by Unknown". Unless you painstakingly name each one, that's all you'll see in your list of shortcuts. A long list of objects titled "Launch file group from hotkey by Unknown". You'll have no idea which is which. But good news! You can custom name them! Just control click each one, choose "edit details", give it a name, and hit save. What could be simpler? The kicker is there's no way to migrate shortcuts from v.1 to v.2. So you need to recreate them, one painstaking shortcut at a time. And every single step must be done every single time. You'll come to LOVE those triple level pop-up menus. I know I did! Y'know, I have the strangest attitude about computers. I feel like their purpose is to do work to make my life easier. Use Alfred 2 if your intention is to do lots of work to make life for Alfred 2 easier.
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Version 2.0.2
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.
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Version 4.0.1
Gustav-Holm
31 May 2019
Awesome. Best app.
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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.
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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. :-)
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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.
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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
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4.5

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