Free Alfred Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Alfred for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is CerebroApp, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Alfred and loads of them is available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Alfred are ueli (Free, Open Source), Station (Freemium), espanso (Free, Open Source) and Quicksilver (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      A simple, beautiful hotkey manager. Launch applications, execute scripts, run automator workflows and open files or folders. All of this at the press of a key combination. Apptivate 2.0 introduces hotkey sequences, which are simply a sequence of key combinations.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Productivity tool that allows to launch everything (e.g. switch the next song, connect Bluetooth device, set a timer, etc.) so you can stay focused on your current task.
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    1. Found provides a lightning-fast, intuitive search experience that finds files across your Mac and personal cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive/Docs, and Gmail (attachments).

      Discontinued

      No longer supported actively and not available on Mac app store.

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    2. LaunchPanel is a completely FREE application that allows you to quickly launch applications, open files and folders. The selection panel is activated by a hot key (by default Control Space), by clicking on the icon in the Apple Dock or from Menu bar.
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    3. The Spotlight Search Metadata on your Mac is a truly remarkable thing. Given some text it is able to find all occurrences anywhere on the filesystem in the blink of an eye. At that this point your options are limited however.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Namely is possibly the fastest way to open applications. And unlike some other launchers, it doesn't require any learning.
    4. Inspect the system pasteboards on macOS.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      aLaunch is an application launcher of the types to access from menubar.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Phlo is the quickest way to search your favorite websites. Phlo can be summoned with a global hotkey and in a few keystrokes it lets you jump right to the search results of anything that you need to lookup on any site.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • CerebroApp
      • Wox
      • Alfred
      Command is an advanced search application. Using Command gives you an edge as you are able to set your own commands which helps you search and browse faster.
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