Alfred v2 – Debuting Soon On A Mac Near You

To most of our readers, our love of Alfred should be immediately apparent. It is one of those apps that is an integral part in so many of our workflows. I for one feel naked and lost working on a Mac without it. Therefore, it should come as no surprise to hear that I was giddy with the news that version 2 will soon be knocking on our eager doors.

In a recent blog post, Vero goes into a little detail, stating that version 2 has been secretly in the making for the past six months. The app has been rewritten from the ground up keeping very little of the original codebase and promises to be even more powerful, flexible and efficient. Vero also reassures Veteran users that they will still feel right at home in the new iteration of Alfred. Developers on the other hand, will have to tweak most of their existing extensions for them to work in the new version.

Details are still a little sketchy at this time but the team behind Alfred has promised to tantalise our senses in the coming weeks with sneak peaks of the new features. A beta of the new version is slated to be available sometime in January 2013, but it will only be available to Mega Supporters. If you haven’t yet bought a license then this would be the perfect time to do so, or alternatively you can upgrade your existing license and be part of all the fun when beta testing begins.

In the mean time, why not peruse some of our previous coverage of Alfred, where we delve into ways of making the best of it, or turning it into a top notch Notes Manager.


  • http://www.bryanbuchs.com Bryan Buchs

    Excellent! I knew that the extra couple of bucks for the Lifetime License would be worth it.

    • Techslacker

      If I read the license/upgrade terms correctly, the lifetime license doesn’t really mean anything for the v2 upgrade. It looks like the powerpack license will get people the v2 upgrade. Anything after that though and the lifetime license kicks in.

      • http://palobo.tumblr.com Pedro Lobo

        The Mega Supporter license guarantees you have access to all future upgrades, it is not necessary however to have access to v1 and v2.

        The other advantage of the Mega Supporter license is early access to the v2 Beta, if you’re the beta sort of person, which I am!! ;)

  • http://stefgonzaga.com/ Stef Gonzaga

    I’m still arguing with myself over whether to invest in the Mega Supporter upgrade or not. I love Alfred to bits, but I’d want to see sneak peeks of v2 before paying for the upgrade.

    I’m really excited over its release though! :)

    • http://palobo.tumblr.com Pedro Lobo

      Hopefully we’ll have some nice sneak peeks to share here with our readers. ;)

    • http://www.albertkinng.com Albert Kinng

      Yep. I’m in the same page. I want to see soemthing first. I die for Alfred but I had the experience in the past of upgrading a great app to have the worst experience because of that. so, let see.

      • http://palobo.tumblr.com Pedro Lobo

        I can totally understand where you’re coming from, but on the other hand, the team behind Alfred has consistently shown that they are in tune with their users and take Alfred seriously. I guess I’ve just become accustomed to receiving quality from Alfred that I can’t imagine v2 delivering anything less.

  • AK

    QuickSilver is great. With all those plug-ins. Use what you need. And is actively developed now.

    Anyone used both, actively? Both newer QS (updated one) and Alfred. Some comparison details will be appreciated.

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