10 More Alfred Workflows to Send Tweets, Set Reminders & More

Bakari Chavanu 05-02-2014

If you’re a Mac power user, application launcher Alfred is a powerful way to get things done with click-saving workflows and a few swift keystrokes.


Last year, a powerful workflow system was added to Alfred How To Create Your First Workflow System In Alfred 2.0 [Mac] Computers should be about getting things done faster and more efficiently. This is where the award-winning productivity Mac application, Alfred comes in. Using a few keyboard shortcuts, and/or keyword commands, Alfred enables you to quickly,... Read More , and since then some very dedicated and creative minds have added dozens of workflows that can be downloaded used immediately. We have previously covered Alfred workflows 6 Amazing Alfred Workflows to Make You More Productive Now that users and developers are able to extend Alfred's capabilities by adding their own workflows, calling it an 'application launcher' seems a bit limiting. Read More  in a few different articles 9 Awesome Alfred Workflows I'm Loving [Mac OSX] Alfred is a task launcher for Mac OSX - hit a shortcut, start typing the name of a file, folder, contact, application or search term, and bam - there it is. Since version 2, the... Read More , but I’ve since discovered even more that should be highlighted.

The following are my new favorites.

Rdio Player

Alfred has a built-in workflow for searching and navigating iTunes, but there’s also a similar workflow for the streaming the music service, Rdio [Broken URL Removed]. This workflow allows you to search and play songs on the site without having to bring the Rdio website or dedicated player application to the forefront. You do however need to be a Rdio subscriber.

Rdio workflow

Evernote Journal Entries

Evernote is a great application and service, but it can be a pain to open and add notes. This workflow gem allows you to keep a date and time stamped journal as you work throughout the day. You type entries in the Alfred window and your content gets logged into a dedicated note for that particular day. All journal entries are also kept in an assigned folder, automatically created by the workflow.


Alfred journal

Search Keyboard Maestro [No Longer Available]

Even the latest version of the powerful automaton program Keyboard Maestro Automate Everything On Your Mac with Keyboard Maestro [Mac] I've written several articles about Mac automation, including a MUO Automation Guide on how to get started with Apple's Automator and the built-in OS X features for creating smart folders, playlists, albums, and mailboxes. But... Read More  has its own search function, but I find the Alfred workflow more attractive and easier to use. If you have a lot of Keyboard Maestro macros like I do, this workflow comes in handy when you can’t remember the keyboard shortcut to execute a specific macro.

Alfred Keyboard Maestro

The workflow also allows for executing Keyboard Maestro macros that don’t have a keyboard shortcut assigned to the them. The workflow developer, Ian Sinnott, explains some other uses for his workflow.


Google+ Search

If you’re regular Google+ user, this workflow may come in handy for initiating a search of Google+, saving you the steps of launching the site and then typing the search term.

Alfred google

Quick Reminders

Want to add a quick reminder to your Mac’s Reminders application? This workflow allows you do that without having to launch the application. This advanced workflow includes a built-in help list for setting and reviewing your reminders. If you use iCloud and other Apple devices these reminders will be pushed to your iPhone and iPad automatically, too.

Reminder help


Screenshots with Alfred

All Mac power users know how to take screenshots using the universal keyboard shortcuts The Ultimate Guide on How to Take a Screenshot Most people would think taking a screenshot was a simple and straightforward process, and that it would be much the same on every platform they encounter. Well, they'd be wrong. The process of taking screenshots... Read More , but this workflow is especially useful for taking full screen and timed screenshots without having to open the Grab application and using the appropriate keyboard shortcuts.

Alfred screenshots

File Path to Clipboard

There are occasions when you’re working in Terminal or other system applications that you might need the folder path to a file. This Alfred workflow copies the path of a selected file, application, or folder to the system clipboard for pasting.

Alfred paths


Current Calendar Week

I’m not sure how often I will need to know the current calendar week, but I downloaded this workflow just in case I quickly needed to find out. You may find it useful as well.


Keep Computer Awake

I occasionally use a little application called Caffeine Keep Your Mac Awake With A Dose Of Caffeine Read More to keep my computer awake, but with this CoffeeCoffee workflow I don’t have to launch Caffeine in order to keep my computer awake. Try it out, you’ll like it. The keyword is “coffee” followed by the number of minutes you want to keep your Mac awake.


AlfredTweet 2

While it’s fairly easy to send tweets using Notifications in Mavericks A Complete Beginner's Guide to macOS: Get Started in Just 1 Hour Our complete guide to macOS will show you everything you need to get started and comfortable with a brand new MacBook or iMac. Read More , David Ferguson’s AlfredTweet 2 is even faster. You will need to follow the instructions on the webpage to set this one up, but it’s well worth the effort.


In addition to posting tweets, this workflow can present a list of your current Twitter mentions right inside the Alfred window. It also enables users to post the currently playing song to their Twitter stream. The workflow includes 13 different keyword commands that will put your Twitter account at your finger tips.

Alfred twitter workflow

Share Yours

Do you have any favourite Alfred workflows you absolutely rely on? We’d love some input on this fantastic piece of software, so let us know by posting your favourites in the comments.

Visit: Alfred “Share Your Workflows” Forum

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  1. Stef Gonzaga
    February 7, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Great roundup, Bakari!

    Workflows are a godsend for me. I recently downloaded the Alfred to Wunderlist workflow and it's been quite handy for task management. Check it out:

    • Bakari Chavanu
      February 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Hey Stef, thanks for letting us know about the Alfred to Wunderlist workflow. Are you also using Keyboard Maestro? It's very useful for workflows as well.

  2. Karan
    February 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks Bakari! Will do :)

  3. Karan
    February 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The screenshot and caffeine workflows are real handy! :) Thanks for sharing these awesome workflows!

    • Bakari Chavanu
      February 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Great, Karan, glad you find them useful. There's dozens more on the Alfred twitter forum site, so be sure to check them out.