Since Alfred 5's release, we've busily been developing the Alfred Gallery platform, a new and official way to discover, install and update the fantastic range of workflows our community has been creating over the years.
Today, we're opening up the Alfred Gallery for early access for everyone to use! Simply update to Alfred 5.0.6 and navigate to alfred.app to get started.
What does Early Access mean?
We've already added almost 100 excellent workflows to the Gallery, with hundreds more already in review for adding over the coming months.
By opening up the Alfred Gallery early, it simplifies the process for our community to transition their workflows, adding pretty markdown intros, adding workflow user configuration, removing auto-updaters; All with the aim of bringing a consistent user experience for anyone using the Gallery.
Making Dependencies Easier
A small number of workflows require additional software or tools to operate; These will be highlighted as you browse the gallery.
Alfred 5.0.6 has made managing Homebrew dependencies simple with a new "Resolve Dependencies" process. If not already installed, this will guide you through the process of installing Apple's Dev Tools and Homebrew, then show you which Homebrew formulae need to be installed or updated for the Gallery workflows you have installed.
This also automates the process of installing missing languages such as php.
A Big Thanks to Workflow Developers
Alfred wouldn't be as amazing as he is without our incredible community of workflow developers; Alfred Gallery was created for you!
If you'd like your workflow to be included in the gallery, take a look at our submission page.
Alfred 4.8 is now available and brings improvements to support the changes in macOS Ventura, which was released recently.
Open Alfred 4's preferences to the Update tab to get the latest update.
Take a look at the Alfred 4 change log for all the details.
Last week, Apple released macOS Ventura to the general public and, so far, it is proving to be a fairly stable new OS.
One minor hiccup in Ventura is that the new System Settings feature appears to be unfinished; Many of the preferences are not currently searchable in the way they were in previous macOS versions. Apple may improve this in an upcoming update, otherwise we'll look at tweaking Alfred's search to add these results.
In the meantime, we've created a workflow to open System Settings panes via all of the usual keywords, such as
wallet and so on.
You can Install the System Settings workflow from the Alfred Gallery and view the many keywords you can use.
If you have any questions about the workflow, you can pop by the forum thread.
We'd also like to tip our bowler hat to community member Stephen C who created a first workflow to open System Preferences in macOS 12, helping establish many of the valid URL schemes. We truly have the best community members! :)
Apple have announced that macOS 13 Ventura will be generally available early next week.
We've been actively using macOS Ventura beta builds for the past few months, both internally and in the Alfred community, and we're happy to say that Alfred has been stable and running smoothly.
As such, if you need to upgrade to Ventura early on, you can do so with the confidence that you'll be able to use Alfred 5 with it right away. Be sure to check for updates in Alfred, and grab 5.0.3 for the best Ventura support if you haven't done so already.
Alfred 5 has now been available for just under three months, and it's been brilliant to see both new and experienced users create excellent workflows which use many of the new workflow objects and Automation Tasks.
To help you discover, install and update all the amazing Workflows community members have been creating, we will be launching the Alfred Gallery next month.
You'll be able to submit workflows to the Gallery for inclusion, making it the ultimate resource for Alfred workflows!
At this stage, we're seeking your contributions; We’d love to hear about your favourite or most-used workflows. You can suggest your own workflows, or those created by other community members.
We're looking for all types of workflows, from simple, focused ones with little to no code to the more advanced ones out there.
How To Submit Your Workflows
Take a look at the Alfred Gallery Workflow submission forum where you'll be able to share workflows you'd like to suggest, as well as find tips on preparing your workflows for sharing.
If you have any questions about the submission process, don't hesitate to ask on the forum. We're excited to see this Gallery grow!