Alfred 1.0 is here: Pop the champagne!

It’s with immense pride and excitement that we released version 1.0 of Alfred today. A major milestone for us, having spent the past two years creating this app and getting to know the awesome Mac community that surrounds us.

Check for updates in Alfred’s preferences to download it now. You may notice that your update arrives even quicker than usual, as we now use Cachefly‘s content delivery network to distribute Alfred at dizzying speeds.

New features

In this release, the Powerpack gets a few new features. We’ve vastly improved Global Hotkeys, allowing you to launch apps, extensions, files and more quicker than ever with a key combo!

URL History is a new and incredibly handy feature; Type a URL once in Alfred and he’ll remember it for next time. Save these URLs for as long as you need and manage which ones Alfred remembers within the preferences. As with Clipboard History, you’ll need to activate it to start using it, as Alfred respects your privacy.

There’s much more too: Snippets now allow you to sort and search your collection of clips, preferences have been tidied up and Alfred has been made even faster. Have a look at the change log for the full list of features, improvements and bug fixes.

Grab the Powerpack today

You have a few days left to get the Powerpack at the discounted price of £12 before the 1.0 price of £15 kicks in, so grab it now to get the best value! Don’t forget that if you want a lifetime of Alfred updates, you can also get the Mega Supporter license.

Last month, we set up a new payment process to make it completely fuss-free for you to grab the Powerpack using either debit/credit card or PayPal.

The free version has been submitted to the Mac App Store and will become available as soon as it’s approved by Apple. If you were waiting for the Powerpack to hit the Mac App Store, have a look at this blog post for why you might want to wait no longer and get it from our website.

What’s next?

To everyone who has helped us get this far by spreading the word about Alfred, we thank you. It’s been an exciting ride so far, and we’re loving every moment. We still have some great features up our sleeve for Alfred’s 1.x updates. We are also planning on developing more great Mac apps to make your life easier. *cheeky grin*

Cheers,
Vero

16 thoughts on “Alfred 1.0 is here: Pop the champagne!

  1. Alfred’s the first app I bought when I got my first apple computer. Thanks for all the hard work!

  2. Love this app, nice work guys. Adding delicious bookmarks integration would know me over with excitement!

    Will be watching for what’s next : )

  3. My parents simply refuses to use a Mac without Alfred. FANTASTIC job guys! You don’t know how happy I was when I got my license migration email this morning :)

    –Eric

  4. Thanks for a great release! I’m particularly enjoying the enhanced hotkey support and have set up hotkeys for most of my most used apps. To reduce the possibility of hotkey conflicts I’ve been using Control+Option+ for all the app launching. For example, Control+Option+M for the Mail program and Control+Option+E for Evernote.

    If you’re looking for ideas for the next version – one feature that’s high on my wish list is support for Path Finder. I rarely use Finder as I find Path Finder much more convenient – especially given that it supports tabs and the innovative “Drop Stack” feature.

    • I discovered that I CAN in fact use Path Finder with Alfred by checking “Set Path Finder as the default file viewer” in the Reveal section of the Path Finder Preferences dialog. Works like a charm!

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