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by Tom Nelson

Alfred, from Running with Crayons Ltd, is a search system and app launcher that goes well beyond whatApple’s built-in Spotlight utility can do. Besides being able to launch apps based on just a letter or two of the app’s name, Alfred allows you to assign keyboard shortcuts, for launching apps, opening files, performing web searches, or running AppleScripts. You can even use Alfred to perform complex workflows that Automator may not quite be able to do.

Alfred

Image courtesy of Running with Crayons Ltd

Alfred is just like a typical butler, never seen until needed. With the invocation of a keyboard shortcut that you create when the app is first installed, Alfred appears as a large search field nearly dead center on your Mac’s display.

Once Alfred pops up, you can start typing what you need. Alfred will display matches to what you’re typing with each keystroke.

Read more on About: Macs.

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