Alfred is a launch manager. Never again will you need to dig through your applications folder after you install Alfred on your Mac. Just hit alt + space (the default shortcut key) and a beautiful search box pops up in the center of the screen.Type in the first letter, and Alfred will show you the most likely applications.
Type in the second letter, and Alfred will nail the application precisely 95 percent of the time. The most commonly used applications will pop up with a single key stroke; for applications used less frequently, you might need to type in a few more keystrokes.
Growl is another application that you can install and forget. Growl enhances the way