Alfred for Mac

Alfred for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    7,332
  • Date Added:
    October 22, 2014
  • File Size:
    3.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Alfred for Mac learns your preferences as you use it and lets you create workflows in order to streamline navigation.

Pros

Improving accessibility: Alfred for Mac facilitates your access to the programs you use often. It does this automatically by keeping track of what you use and how you use it, which means that the more you use the program, the more efficient you will be.

Many options: This app includes lots of options to let you determine how it can best serve you. For instance, you can choose to have it run on startup, or you can select a hotkey to initiate the app. The Features tab also includes options for File Search, Web Search, Calculator, Dictionary, Contacts, Clipboard, iTunes, iPassword, and more, so you can quickly see what different areas of your usage can benefit from using this app.

Cons

Redundancy: You can already complete most of these tasks without this app, if you have a little computer knowledge.

Bottom Line

Alfred for Mac is a useful tool for almost effortlessly increasing your efficiency and productivity. While you can already do most things the program does on your own, you still have to do it -- and Alfred spares you from that task.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Improved version seems much more stable"

September 26, 2013  |  By hfdratch

 |  Version: Alfred 2.0.8.212

Pros

a bit slow to appear; then seems to be learning my desires

Cons

The name - "Alfred" the butler. Not James, Bunter; not even Igor but Alfred with a top hat. Oh well, it is a new world. Maybe Hal-only he gets mean. Perhaps they could offer male & female. I'd take an Emma or an Elle.

Summary

I've been going back & forth between QuickSilver & Alfred. QS returned to some problems; Alfred improved. It lives now in my dock.

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5 stars

"Works just as advertised"

May 29, 2013  |  By william.doty

 |  Version: Alfred 2.0.3

Pros

I have tried many different launchers, but this is the best of the lot. I use it so often I tend to forget that it is not part of the OS.

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"Quick and responsive with a low learning curve"

December 17, 2012  |  By william.doty

 |  Version: Alfred 1.3.2

Pros

Does what it says it will do, launches quickly, gives results just as quickly. An excellent untility.

Cons

None discovered so far.

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4 stars

"Seems better than 1.3.1 which replaced Quicksilver"

December 16, 2012  |  By hfdratch

 |  Version: Alfred 1.3.2

Pros

Seems more stable so far.

Cons

I have yet to find any. It is a little slow to start but my old MacBookPro whispered how I should treat myself to a new iMac.

Summary

Works as well or better than the previous version. Is more stable than Quicksilver.

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5 stars

"Excellent and easy to use"

August 06, 2012  |  By jac10--2008

 |  Version: Alfred 1.3

Pros

Simple to use, many features especially like the link with 1Password.

Cons

Not aware of any yet.

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2 stars

"The point?"

May 22, 2011  |  By photojon

 |  Version: Alfred 0.9

Pros

Works as described.

Cons

Doesn't do anything that a user can't already do without it.

Summary

Ho hum.

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5 stars

"Excellent application widget for the Mac User."

February 16, 2011  |  By PowerBizUser

 |  Version: Alfred 0.8.1

Pros

I find it easier to work using an widget to speed my navigation on the MAC. I like the ease of use and can see using this app more as its capabilites expand.

Cons

Would like to have more tailorable capabilities but this is a great start from the dev team. My understanding is more is coming.

Summary

I like the direction that Apple is taking with the "Alfred" app, hopefully more development will make it even better as it evolves. Clean download and install. I am a power Mac user and like more widgets that will be available on all platforms.

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5 stars

"Quicksilver Competitor"

July 03, 2010  |  By Aetnaria

 |  Version: Alfred 0.6.4 beta

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For those that prefer a launcher that pops up a window in the middle of your screen - or anywhere really, just not anchored in fine print to the top-right corner like Spotlight is - give Alfred a try.

It isn't a finished product yet, but already has a lot of polish and some nifty features - like customizable web search engine shortcuts - without the extra complexity of, say, Quicksilver. Hasn't crashed on me yet, and is very clean and quick.

If it's missing a feature you want, double-check the preferences and helpsite just to make sure it isn't already there, check their twitter page just in case, and tell them about it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Alfred
Publisher web site http://www.alfredapp.com/
Release Date October 22, 2014
Date Added October 22, 2014
Version 2.5.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.5MB
File Name Alfred_2.5.1_308.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,332
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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