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What is Alfred? Alfred is a productivity application that allows users to launch apps and search their local computer and the web quickly. It is a keyboard-driven app that learns which apps are frequently used and prioritizes them when searching. Alfred also allows users to search for files, bookmarks, contacts, music, and more on their Mac. Additionally, users can search or launch their favorite websites, calculate and spell, and control their Mac with system commands. Custom searches can also be created for frequently used websites and wikis. Alfred is designed to help users be more productive and reduce the use of a mouse, thus preventing RSI.
1. Alfred is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed.
2. * Search the web: Search or launch your favourite websites: Maps, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia and many more.
3. * Calculate and Spell: Just start typing to do a quick calculation or look up spellings, definitions or synonyms and antonyms.
4. * Search your Windows: Quickly find and open files, bookmarks, contacts, music and more.
5. * Application launcher: Launch any application with a quick shortcut.
6. Empty trash, start the Screen Saver, restart, shut down, eject a drive and more.
7. * System Commands: Control your Windows with speed and efficiency.
8. * Custom Searches: Create your own web searches for frequently used websites and wikis.
9. Ward off RSI - skip using the mouse with this fast and beautiful app.
10. You will never again have to wonder just where you saved that important document.
Download and Install Alfred - PC
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you
Seriously indispensible productivity tool after short learning curve
You are going to totally love Alfred! It takes a short while to get used to how to best Alfred things. But once you're in (after 2 days), you'll never want to miss it ever again. Just discard spotlight and manual browser web searches and calculators and so on …... I use Alfred about 100 times a day.
However, Alfred 3 is actually better and not available in the Windows AppStore yet. It even has user workflows and user keyboard shortcuts including for iTunes or system calls. Very useful! I especially love the flexibility of adding new time-saving workflows.
Hey, Microsoft folks, this App is amazing, please approve Alfred 3 on the Windows AppStore!
Hey, Alfred folks, please don't stop nagging Microsoft to approve Alfred 3!
Just because it took me a while to find it: Font size is configurable if you push all kinds of option buttons on the appearance theme. Would be useful to allow priority hints on file search. If you have multiple versions of files (e.g. backup copies or older versions or svn branches or ….) then you'd love to say "this folder is more important than that one". Maybe just allow priortiy ordering sources? Alfred will ultimately learn which ones you like though. Just would be easier with direct priorization. On some systems, erratic files are shown if you search for them (for example if you search LaTeX files), which is annoying. But beginning the search with a tick ' does the trick. Still silly.
Possibly my favorite app on any platform
I’ve used Alfred for what seems like forever, and it’s arguably the app I’d choose for a desert island. :) It’s what I use to search for things, open things, define things, time things, calculate things, expand text, contact people, manage 1password, manage my clipboard, play music, command the system, and so much more. I’ve tried to find something comparable on my Windows PC that “just works” and there’s nothing (yes, there are a number of launchers that do their best, but nothing just like Alfred).
I’ve also never felt like I was being ripped off or upcharged or anything like that, which is more and more common these days. And both the developers and the community making the “workflows” are active and resposnive.
Alfred is one of those apps that is totally worth it if you use it for nothing but opening files and apps, but becomes more and more valuable with each feature you implement. Love it!
Milestone app; marks a new chapter in search and command
Having owned a computer since 1984, I have been an enthusiastic adopter of new applications. Many come and go and many seem good at the time, and many do add functionality and help me in various ways. But few stand out as game-changers. Alfred is that. Alfred takes the wonderful spirit of the freeware Quicksilver (a powerful application) and makes it easy for all of us. The incredible speed of the app led me to upgrade it and I could not be happier about money spent. So often I have spent money for shareware and utilities only to feel I was not getting value for money. In this case I could not be more delighted.
Alfred's name and description may seem unimpressive. And that is the genius behind it. Alfred is the imagined "gentleman's gentleman," there to ease the difficulties and drudgeries of life, making everything more efficient. In the case of this app, it puts me on steroids.
Most important app on my Windows
I had been a casual Windows user until about two years ago. I tried Alfred and then immediately went to 2.0 and the Powerpack. I am pure Windows now after almost 30 years of PC (DOS Basic anyone?) I am not sure how many times a day that I use Alfred, but if you told me more than one hundred, I would not be surprised. For example: I use workflows to take notes and web clip (Evernote), send IM/SMS, check world time zones, stock updates, launch applications, eject drives and the list goes on and on. Programming workflows did not take a huge learning curve, but you can easily download hundreds of others that are available for free. Want to know if a certain movie is on Netflix? I can find out quicker than typing these two sentences. Want to search just your work files in your Dropbox? Two keystrokes. I cannot give Alfred a more ringing endorsement.
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