There is one app that is the backbone for everything that I do on my Mac. That app is Alfred!
Most folks refer to Alfred as a launcher, but it is so much more. I use it for text expansion, finding files, launching apps, clipboard history, and more. No bullshit, this is the app that I use most on my Mac every single day.
The core of Alfred is free to download and use forever, with no strings attached, but if you end up liking it, you’ll want to check out the advanced features of the optional Powerpack.
New to Alfred? Check out Getting Started with Alfred 5.
These are the features that I use to unlock the full power of my Mac. Each feature listed below is a link to the documentation for that feature. To get the most out of Alfred, I highly recommend that you take the time to read about each feature.
- File Search, Navigation, and Launch,
- Web Search, Custom Search & URLs History
- Browser Bookmarks
- Clipboard History
- Snippets and Text Expansion
- System Commands
- Universal Actions
Tip: You can click the question mark icon in any preference to get to the relevant help page!
I hope this post gave you some insight to what’s possible with Alfred.
If you’ve tried Alfred in the past and felt, that it’s the same as Spotlight, I hope this post has changed that view.
If you’ve never heard of Alfred and are now eager to try it out, give it a go and download it for free.
If you have questions about my setup, please feel free to contact me.