Using the Powerpack

The Powerpack contains a huge range of features to help you be more productive on your Mac.

To get started, download the free version of Alfred 3 from our website, and buy a new Powerpack license or upgrade an existing v1 or v2 license.

If you've already installed Alfred, there's no need to install anything new! Activate your license in the preferences to unlock Alfred's Powerpack features! :)

Once you're ready to go, take a look at the Getting Started with Powerpack features section below.

Find out how to get started with the Powerpack in more details:

How do I activate the Powerpack in Alfred 3?

If you've purchased a Powerpack license, you'll need to enter your code to unlock the Powerpack features. When you complete your purchase, your license is emailed to you so if it hasn't arrived after a few minutes, please check your spam folder and filtered folders.

If you're already using the latest build of Alfred 3, which is free from, you don't need to download a new different version of the app.

Upgrading from Alfred 2? As soon as you launch it, Alfred 3 will offer to migrate your v2 settings, and your license if you get a free upgrade. Find more about migrating from Alfred 2.

Once you've installed Alfred 3 or purchased a license, launch Alfred's preferences to the Powerpack tab. Paste in your email address in the top field, and your license code in the field below.

Powerpack tab in the Preferences

Need to buy a license? You can purchase a new Powerpack license or upgrade your existing Powerpack license.

Getting started with the Powerpack features

Congratulations, you're now a Powerpack user! To learn how to make the most of the advanced functionality you've unlocked, take a look at the Features section of the website. :)

There, you'll discover how you can use the many Powerpack-only features like File Navigation, Clipboard History, Contacts Viewer, iTunes Mini Player, custom Theming and, most exciting of all, Workflows.

You'll also find Guides and Tutorials on searching more efficiently, setting up workflows and being more productive at your Mac.

Powerpack License FAQ

How can I recover my license?

It's easy, just contact us to recover your license and we'll reissue your details by email as quickly as we can.

Do I have an up-to-date Powerpack license code? Can I upgrade?

Alfred 3 was released on 18 May 2016, and all users who purchased in 2016 were also sent free v3 upgrade licenses. Check your inbox and filtered folders for emails from

If you have a Single User or Family license purchased before 1 January 2016, you can upgrade it to an Alfred 3 license at a discount.

If you're a Mega Supporter, you are eligible for a free upgrade and should be able to activate in Alfred 3 smoothly. Be sure to use the latest version of your license (as long-time users may have an old Alfred 1 style license hanging around).

If you can't find your license, contact us on from your registered Powerpack email address.

Alfred tells me my license is invalid, incomplete or it can't connect to the activation server

Ensure that you are using your valid Alfred 3 license and not an older license. You need to use the email address associated with your Powerpack license, as well as all four lines of your license code.

Take a look at the Powerpack Activation Troubleshooting page for solutions for specific error messages.

If you continue to have difficulties, contact us on from your registered Powerpack email address and we'll be happy to help you.

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