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Alfred is described as 'productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac using custom actions with the Powerpack' and is a very popular application launcher in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Alfred for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Microsoft Edge. The best alternative is Wox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alfred are Listary, Keypirinha, Cerebro and Microsoft PowerToys.

Alfred alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Alfred.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • iPhone
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Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion....

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    Wox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Wox is a full-featured plugin-powered launcher that supports file and web searching.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in February 2018.

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    Wox vs Alfred opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Wox is a great alternative to Alfred.

    Windows exclusively. Alfred is a Mac-only program.

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    The polish isn't there, looks like it was made 10 years ago. Kinda slow.

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  2. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

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    Almost everyone thinks Listary is a great alternative to Alfred.
    ProfessionalGeek

    Missing lots of critical features.

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    Support for app switching via switcheroo is terrible.

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    Fast and extensive configuration making it easy to find and use it everywhere.

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  3. A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

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    Most users think Keypirinha is a great alternative to Alfred.
  4. Cerebro is an open source and free electron-based productivity software alternative to Alfred and Spotlight. It is focused on speed and good UI and UX.

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    Almost everyone thinks Cerebro is a great alternative to Alfred.
    jtflynnz

    Customizable, nice collection of plugins, and cross platform. Some rough edges, but has advanced nicely onward.

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  5. Windows system utilities to maximize productivity.

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  6. Access everything with virtually zero effort. Run applications, open files or their paths, open bookmarks in your browser, search the web, calculate things and a lot more. See wiki for more information.

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    Almost everyone thinks Albert is a great alternative to Alfred.
  7. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.

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    Almost everyone thinks ueli is a great alternative to Alfred.
  8. Station is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications.

    Discontinued

    From the GitHub repository: “This project is not actively maintained.”

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    espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open source, cross-platform text expander written in Rust.

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    espanso is a text expander. While Alfred is a launcher with workflow automation

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    • Ulauncher provides instant search results. It also remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you.
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    Ulauncher vs Alfred opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ulauncher is a great alternative to Alfred.

    Nice tool, love it! Perfect for Fedora users.

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