Wish you didn’t have a million apps in your dock? (ok, well not a million but a lot…)
Want a really fast way of opening any app (or files) that aren’t in your dock?
Have trouble finding stuff on your Mac?
Well a little app called Alfred might just be the answer.
It can do all the above and so much more.
Watch Alfred in action and see just how great it is:
You open Alfred using a keyboard shortcut (I use crtl+space, but you can change this) and when the box appears, start typing!
Type to find and open apps, start a web search (on Google, Wikipedia, Amazon and many more) or type in some math or spelling and Alfred will tell you the answer. Alfred can even shut your Mac down for you (I can’t remember the last time I used the Apple menu to shut down!)
Alfred App is free, but there’s also an add-on Power Pack (£12) which adds lots more goodies including file system navigation, an iTunes mini player (which is very cool), clipboard history, address book integration, recent documents (when opening an app you can choose what recent doc to open, this saves me so much time!) and ability to create terminal shell and applescripts to extend Alfred even more!
You can also create your own themes (and even use the theme I created to match ‘smoke theme’ on Growl.)