I am running all of them (Spotlight, Hazel, LaunchBar, Keyboard Maestro, KeyCue, Typinator) and have not noticed a hit on performance. I can’t say how much of a hit Alfred imposes because I am not using it.
With regards to workflow richness. Have you read the documentation or watched any video on LaunchBar?
Alfred is all about interface and that’s certainly nice but LaunchBar gets extremely deep and it’s not obvious if you don’t dig deeper. It’s also got an small footprint with regards to GUI.
Actually they can when I am recommending videos by authors whom I am familiar with and most of the time create great content. So there you have it. And by the way I have now watched all of them and again recommend them highly.
p.s. I was clear on what curated means.
p.s.s. You might want to google the authors of those videos. That ought to give you a measuring stick of the level of my curation.
For the first time, I now understand how KM and LB can work together: more than just additive, can be synergistic.
I’m downloading Launch Bar now.
I’ve been using another program from Objective Development, Little Snitch, for four years.
If Launch Bar is similar quality of design and reliability to Little Snitch it will be excellent.
My thanks to “JMichaelTX” for asking for “curated”.
I, too, seek “curated” … everything.
Even semi-curated (“haven’t watched yet”) is far superior to a random walk on YouTube.
Thank you, “Tunes”.
My curated contribution to this topic:
I watched all 6 videos on the Launch Bar web site.
The videos offer a quick introduction to the capabilities.
Good production values with concentrated information at a quick pace.
(The high-pitched, squeaky voice of the female narrator is grating, but worth tolerating to gain the information.)
Here’s the link: 6 Launchbar videos
That depends what you define as Main Functions. App launching, web search, clipboard history can certainly be done with KM. What about file system browsing/listing, instant send, drop actions, snippets, Terminal interaction, auto-adapting abbreviations etc.?
To see it the other way round: Many KM macros you can also realize in LB as custom plugins (AppleScript, JXA).
I always found that KM and LB complement each other very well. (With some overlap, of course.)