What do you think of Alfred?

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  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    I've been using Alfred for a few months now, and it's becoming one of the first apps I install on every computer I get. What do you think of Alfred?
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I can't live without it! Highly recommend it. I have a similar app for my work PC as well. Makes life so much easier.
     
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  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I love it so much that I bought the Mega (lifetime upgrades) license.

    It is hands down the single most used app on my Mac.
     
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    Just installed it. Looks pretty good so far..
     
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    Same here... could not get by without some of my workflows.

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    It seems nice enough with decent features but in all honesty I don't use it. I kept going back to spotlight
     
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  10. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I first started using alfred, I loved it. Then I went to use another computer and tried to go into alfred. Problem is, the computer didn't have alfred installed. I still do that sometimes... :eek:
     
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    It is always the first app I install on a new machine or after a nuke and pave...
     
  12. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    My problem, being old, is that I can never remember shortcuts. Having to look Alfred's up takes more time than just using Spotlight.
     
  13. wnorris macrumors member

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    Same here. I just prefer how Spotlight presents what it finds. Granted I rarely used Alfred's advanced features, but for my usage I prefer Spotlight.
     
  14. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Alfred is so much more than an app launcher. Aside from that aspect, it's hard to seriously compare Spotlight to it.

    Exactly. It's worth it for workflows alone. Then there's the clipboard features, file actions, 1Password integration. The list goes on and on.
     
  15. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    I use it all the time, but I still miss the venerable quicksilver, which was one of first tools I discovered after switching to Mac. Quicksilver had even more awesome tools like the ability to drag and drop, perform more robust actions on items, heck I could even batch resize a bunch of photos super easily.
     
  16. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I could never make it launch apps with a keyboard shortcut.
     
  17. Weaselboy Moderator

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    http://www.alfredforum.com

    You might try asking in their support forums. They have been pretty responsive to any questions I have ever had.
     
  18. Ddyracer, Apr 26, 2014
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    I love the way Spotlight integrates QuickLook. And it's currently still smarter at finding relevant things which results to less typing while still giving more accurate results. It's also less laggy atm with certain themes.

    Launchbar is better than both at that and one of the originals app lauchers, but i use workflows alot so yeah.

    With the powerpack there is the file buffer. it's kind of like a clipboard and you can move files around through it and select multiple items at once. it is rather limited though. No image preview, can't batch resize images (with a workflow you can write a script for that).
     
  19. hfuhruhurr macrumors newbie

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    It took a while to get into the habit of using it but once it became a habit, it became my favorite tool. Granted, I probably under-utilize it because I find myself using it mostly for a quick calculator and a quick way to launch apps. The workflows are awesome and therein lies the power. I modified and used the currency conversion workflow when I lived in Peru and I occasionally use the battery workflow to get a quick status of my battery health.
     
  20. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Same here - it never really added much for my purposes. Maybe I just don't know how to use it.
     
  21. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    Curious as to what PC equivalent you use?
     
  22. Sital macrumors 68000

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    One of my favorite apps. I'm so used to it now, that when I'm on a Mac that doesn't have it, I literally sit there for a few moments trying to remember how to do something.
     
  23. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Launchy
     
  24. jjfactory macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I'll give this a try as well.
     

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