Alfred is a productivity application for macOS, which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords and text expansion. Search your Mac and the web, and control your Mac...
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- Application Launcher
- File Search Utility
- Clipboard Manager
What is Alfred?
Alfred is an award-winning app for macOS which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.
Search and Browse
Launch applications and find files on your Mac or on the web. Alfred learns how you use your Mac and prioritises results. Save countless hours by using hotkeys, keywords and customising how you want to search your Mac and activity history. Jump in and browse, preview files and take action on them without lifting your fingers off the keyboard.
Type Less, Say More
With Alfred's Clipboard History and Snippets features, there's no need to type the same URLs or responses over and over. Use the Clipboard History to locate any text, image or file you copied earlier and paste it again. Create your own snippets and type a short abbreviation to auto-expand them into a full text snippet, saving yourself hours of typing in the long run!
Extend and Automate
With Alfred's Powerpack, use immensely powerful workflows to perform tasks more efficiently and cut down on repetitive manual tasks. Link hotkeys, keywords and actions together to create your own workflows; There's no need to write a single line of code to create a workflow. Import workflows from the thousands our community of creators have shared.
Control Your Music
You're the boss. Boost your productivity by controlling your Mac using Alfred's deep integration with macOS. Swiftly take action on files and contacts, control your music player and dispatch System commands. Add some fun to your day; Turn your iPhone or iPad into a command centre for your Mac with Alfred Remote for iOS. Alternatively, take a look at the many workflows for other music services like Spotify.
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Comments and Reviews
- Clipboard Manager
- Clipboard History
Indispensable command-line launcher and all-around productivity booster for macOS.
Alfred is very good but relies on Spotlight index and suffers therefore the same limitations, i.e. no indexing of network or Cryptomator (FUSE) volumes
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.
Alfred is an essential app for me. I wouldn't know what to do if I sat down in front of a computer without it. I have been a user for years. It is simple, but very extensible.
Alfred is a much better version of Spotlight with much more functionality and customization. Highly recommended.
Alfred+powerpack is the REALLY AWESOME app on Mac that beat the shit out of Windows!
This app is the single reason why I still use MacOS as my daily driver for work.