Alfred Alternatives

    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 well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Alfred for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Wox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alfred are Listary (Freemium), Keypirinha (Free), CerebroApp (Free, Open Source) and Albert (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    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. Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some features: Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more...

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.4.4, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. Dedicated to make your workflow flow more seamlessly. Aimed at being more than an app launcher, it searches, integrates and expands on functionalities. Flow will continue to evolve, designed to be open and built with the community at heart.
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    4. 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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    5. Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily.
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    6. Faster access to your favorite files, folders, programs, etc.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.

    7. 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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    8. Clipboard Manager – Time Machine For Your Clipboard.
    9. File/Folder Launcher (FFLauncher) is a simple, very easy to use application specially designed to help you launch files and folders. This utility will also offer you the possibility to launch any item on your computer by simply pressing a previously selected hotkey.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed. Last version, released in August 2016, can be still bought from the official website.

    10. Yal - Yet Another LauncherYet Another LauncherYal can help you speed up the way you interact with your Windows based PC.You can easily access your favorite programs, documents, even browser bookmarks.
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