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Alfred Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Alfred for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Cerebro, 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 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Alfred are ueli, Station, espanso and Quicksilver.

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.
This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
Alfred
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion....

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  1. 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.

    Cerebro vs Alfred opinions
    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.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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  2. Developed with the Electron framework, ueli is the type of tool that adopts simplicity, leaving out any unnecessary options and configuration settings.

    Almost everyone thinks ueli is a great alternative to Alfred.


  3. 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.”

  4. espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    espanso vs Alfred opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments

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

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  5. Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

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

    Because it's opensource, therefore more likely to be supported in the future if it's popular

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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  6. Clipy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Clipy is a clipboard extension for macOS.

  7. Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

  8. LaunchBar

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    LaunchBar is a smart and powerful, keyboard driven productivity utility that lets you access and control every aspect of your digital life. Whatever you want to get done on your Mac – with LaunchBar it’s only a few keystrokes away.

  9. Pastebot is a versatile clipboard manager for your Mac that stores what you recently copied so you can quickly retrieve them later. Create custom pasteboards for frequently used clippings. Build powerful filters that you can apply as you paste.

  10. Zazu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Zazu is a new open source productivity app, that allows developers to be in the drivers seat. Unlike other solutions, there is no built-in integrations, so every plugin has the full scope of what Zazu has to offer.

    Discontinued

    Repo archived by authors. No updates or releases, and no recent commits. Based on obsolete versions of underlying tools/platform.

    Zazu vs Alfred opinions
    Most users think Zazu is a great alternative to Alfred.
    jenstrio

    It's works on Windows, Mac and Linux, has a lot of plugins and is fully extensible.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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