Alfred 1.2

Become more productive while working on your Mac computer.

Alfred is a program that can definitely help you boost up your productivity. With its help, you can immediately make calculations, search documents on your Mac, take control of iTunes, manage your clipboard data, and so much more.

The utility is packed with easy-to-configure settings, so you don't need much computer experience in order to use this tool on your Mac. Still, if needed, you can find on the homepage of the developer plenty of useful instructions regarding the use of this program.

Alfred lives on your Menu Bar from where you can access its Preferences panel. The first thing you need to do is to define a hotkey for immediately revealing Alfred's main window. On this screen, you will be able to enter your commands. For example, you can write "13.5*0.24" and the utility will immediately make the calculation for you and give you access to accurate results. You can also use Alfred to immediately launch programs, open documents, search contacts in Mac's Address Book, etc.

Furthermore, if you're using the full version of the product, you can design your own workflows to complete tasks more efficiently and cut down repetitive manual assignments. The program lets you link various global hotkeys, tasks, and keywords.

The only thing you need to consider is that some of Alfred's features are already available on your Mac. The Spotlight utility has many of Alfred's capabilities.

Hence, I can't find a single bad thing to say about this tool. It works perfectly, provides you with many useful advantages, and comes with a fair price. Give it a try if you're looking for a way to boost up your productivity.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Helps you immediately complete various types of tasks
  • Doesn't slow down other running Mac programs
  • Helps you boost up your productivity
  • Is packed with easy-to-configure settings


  • Some of its features are already available in Mac's Spotlight
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