Alfred is, for me, Just Right. It can do a lot more than Spotlight, but it doesn’t overwhelm you with options or intimidate you with complexity.

Dan Miller , Macworld

Alfred is one of the apps I immediately install on any Mac I'll use for a length of time. It's a huge time saver with a very devoted team behind it. I recommend Alfred highly.

Dave Caolo , TUAW

Alfred is a powerful tool to have at your disposal on the Mac. Like OS X’s Spotlight search on particularly powerful steroids, it allows you to do all sorts of things from a simple command line.


Alfred now has an awesome extension system that is driving its ever expanding usefulness and numerous improvements to other features. There are only two types of Mac users: those that use Alfred and those that should use Alfred.

Mac AppStorm

I use Alfred every day. It gives me a warm feeling to see the little bowler hat in the menu bar. The developer seems to be putting his heart and soul into this; It's definitely earned my Macbreak Weekly Pick of the Week!

Leo Laporte , This Week in Tech

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Terms of Use

  1. 1. Liability

    This software is provided by Running with Crayons Ltd on an "as is" basis. In no event shall the copyright holder be liable for any direct or indirect damages, including but not limited to any loss of data or computer failure, arising out of the use or inability to use the software.

    To put it simply, we do our best to make Alfred a great application to use, but cannot guarantee that it will always be entirely without its quirks, as is the case with any software.

  2. 2. License key

    You may not redistribute or modify the software without permission from Running with Crayons Ltd. The copyright holder retains all rights over the software, and no third-party or agency is entitled to sell, modify or repackage the software without prior consent and written permission from the copyright holder.

    The license you purchase for the software is non-transferable and Running with Crayons Ltd reserves the right to terminate licenses which are abused; We ask you to respect the terms of the license by not sharing the key that was issued for you and to contact us on with any license-related issues you encounter.

  3. 3. Purchasing the Powerpack

    As the Alfred core is freely available to trial ahead of purchase, we cannot offer a refund on the basis of non-compatibility with either your Mac or yourself. Alfred offers support for 10.6+ Intel Macs and we strongly recommend checking for compatibility ahead of purchase.

  4. 4. About the Terms of Use

    These terms and conditions may be altered and amended within reason from time to time to reflect the evolving nature of the software.

    By using the software, you agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with these terms and conditions.

    Alfred is a product developed and sold by Running with Crayons Ltd, registered as a company in England and Wales (company registration number 07211061).

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  3. Publication of comments

    When we receive positive feedback from our users, we like to share it with others, and may use comments we've received by email, Twitter or other communication medium for the promotion of the software. We'll never show your email address, will never use your comments out of context, and will respect your privacy if you ask us not to disclose your name in association with the feedback.

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