What is the difference between Alfred and Spotlight?

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  1. Tomato148 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I was just testing Alfred and i can't find anything that it does considorably better than Spotlight. What features does it do that Spotlight don't do? I have seen many people applaud it, but i can't see any difference in features.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  4. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    I much prefer Alfred's user interface, but that could just be me.
     
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Does Alfred file name search include Library, user Library and other such hidden places?
    Can it be made to do so easily?
    I'm using Find Any File and FastScripts now, along w Spotlight to launch the occasional App, and don't see how Alfred can beat that combination.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It does not search those areas by default, but you can make a Workflow that will do what you want. See this.
     

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