This week’s mac application that we are review is a free productivity app called “Alfred”.
Firstly lets talk about what Alfred is…
“Alfred is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed.” – Running with Crayons
I could not have come up with a better description for this application.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed Alfred from the Mac App Store, you will be asked to register your email with the developers of this application, then you will be greeted with this screen:
From this screen you can customise what shortcut you use to activate the app, where it searches and what theme you want.
How it Works
The way that this app works is by using a keyboard shortcut to activate a large search bar, which will appear on your screen like this:
From here it is pretty obvious what you have to do next, and that is to start searching.
The features that Alfred provide are similar to Spotlight, which comes preinstalled on every single Mac, but Alfred is much more visually appealing and also runs smoothly.
One of the best features, other than it being 100% FREE, is that the developers are constantly working on this Application to provide updates, which give more support and also fixes any bugs, so it’s probably one of the most maintained Applications on the whole Mac App Store.