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How to supplement Spotlight with third party apps

Added 02-24-21 03:11:02pm EST - “If the regular macOS Spotlight is great and powerful, third-party alternatives are even greater, even more powerful and just even more useful for speeding up your Mac.” - Appleinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Appleinsider.com: “How to supplement Spotlight with third party apps | AppleInsider”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

If the regular macOS Spotlight is great and powerful, third-party alternatives are even greater, even more powerful and just even more useful for speeding up your Mac.

Considering that Spotlight is this hugely underused feature of the Mac, just using that to find files and launch apps will speed up your work. But you can go further with a whole class of third-party alternatives that bring ever more fast and powerful features.

We say class. There are really only two third-party apps of this type. And we say they're alternatives to Spotlight, but really they're an extra.

Alfred 4 and LaunchBar 6.1 can all be used as a replacement for Spotlight in practically everything you do. It's just that over time, you find you come back to Spotlight for certain things that it just seems to do better.

Keep Spotlight, though, and get one of these extras. They're generally known as app launchers, but that is a preposterously small name for the kind of software that should come with the Mac.

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