Speaking of Alfred, Vero Pepperrell published this today:
In version 2, Alfred will be even more polished and user-friendly than ever. To achieve this, Andrew has rewritten Alfred from the ground up to make every aspect more efficient, more powerful and more flexible, reusing only around 15% of code from v1. Of course, we’ve also taken great care to ensure existing users would still feel at home with v2.
I’m excited. Alfred is one of the most-used apps on my MacBook Pro.