So Alfred 1.0 is finally out today.

For those who haven’t heard of it, Alfred is a Mac app that lets you use powerful keyboard shortcuts to get your work done faster. It’s kind of like a much-improved version of Apple’s Spotlight utility. But it does a lot more.

I’ve been using it for months now, and even purchased the full version a while back, making a rare exception to my policy of not paying for software until it hits a 1.0 version. It’s that good.

However, you can download a free version and use it right now. It’s great even if you don’t pay for it, but you might find yourself wanting some of the more powerful features, which is fine, since it’s also very affordable.