Alter works right away, has a generous free plan and works with files and folders.

macOS Ventura 13 or higher is recommended

How does Alter compare with FridayGPT?

TLDR: Alter provides a generous free plan with access to a wide range of models and features, while FridayGPT requires upfront payment and your own API keys. Alter works with files and folders; FridayGPT is limited to text selections.

Alter FridayGPT
Free plan
  • about 100 messages* with GPT-4o
  • unlimited with local models or an OpenAI compatible endpoint
  • all features
  • No free plan
Most popular
pricing plan
$240/year, perpetual license $49/year, lifetime updates, AI consumption is excluded from the price
Max consumption
per month with
a paid plan
  • about 875 messages with GPT-4o
  • unlimited with smaller or local models
  • no limits per hour
  • can purchase one-time credits for heavy use
  • pay about $20 for 875 messages with GPT-4o
  • no limits on message
  • all features available
Support for local models (Ollama, LM Studio)
Keyboard shortcuts
Automatic, Mnemonic
Open menu with search, setup manually for quick actions
Ready-to-use AI models
Multi-providers: OpenAI, Claude, Gemini, Groq, Together
Bring your own API keys
Support for OpenAI compatible endpoints
Act on screenshot capture
Act on text-selections
Act on files and folders
From Finder selections
Ready-to-use AI actions
Reuse AI output with other actions
Voice mode
Web search, Perplexity like
Native app
*A message has 4296 tokens, which is roughly 3 200 words.

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