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Welcome to the forums, @anjak,

 

Though I do not speak for the Alfred team, I’d say there’s a slim chance that is ever going to happen. Alfred’s team is small — two people1 — and only one of them codes. The other takes care of the (often more taxing) administrative work.


Alfred takes advantage of macOS’ native APIs and tools. Porting it to Windows would require a whole different app using learning a whole new world of tools and APIs. It’s unlikely it would be worth the overhead.



1. I think there’s a cat as well.
 

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37 minutes ago, vitor said:

a whole different app

 

In addition to that, the whole workflow system is heavily based on the UNIX APIs and programs underpinning macOS.

 

So it wouldn't just be a whole different app: very few workflows would run on Windows.

 

You could get a few to run by installing the Windows Subsytem for Linux, but it'd be a wasteland.

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i'll have to add my voice to this one. there just isn't a program on Windows that comes close to what Alfred does, especially with the workflows feature. hopefully this is in the pipeline and with PowerShell being on Windows, perhaps Alfred can use it to implement its workflows feature on the there.

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1 hour ago, cuckoo said:

 

i'll have to add my voice to this one. there just isn't a program on Windows that comes close to what Alfred does,

 

 

In no small part because Windows doesn’t offer the APIs that Alfred leans very heavily on.

 

Alfred is about as married to macOS as it’s possible to be. It’s written in a Mac-only language using Mac-only APIs.

 

I cannot imagine Andrew would consider completely rewriting Alfred for Windows, and if he did, it wouldn’t be at all the same application.

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13 minutes ago, cuckoo said:

I hear you. At least we can register our interest for this awesome product on here because who knows what the future may hold? 

 

Either work on Alfred for Windows already started, or it hasn’t. If it has, registering support does nothing because it would happen anyway. If it hasn’t, even if work on it started today it would take so long (with the current team), that by the time it was done there would be no guarantee all the people asking for it today would still be interested.

 

Over years there’s only been a handful of people expressing interest in this, not nearly enough to justify the commitment to support a whole new platform. Alfred Remote for Android would make sense way before Alfred for Windows, and that is unlikely to happen as well (there’s another thread on it).

 

Yes, in theory it could happen. In practice, you shouldn’t get your hopes up in the slightest.

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35 minutes ago, vitor said:

Yes, in theory it could happen. In practice, you shouldn’t get your hopes up in the slightest.

 

If I had to pick some things that are never going to happen, Alfred for Windows wouldn't be much further down the list than my baldness spontaneously curing itself.

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