Alfred 4.0.4 Build 1111 – Quick launcher for apps and more

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips. Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

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Version 4.0.4 Build 1111:

  • Add warning at startup when a sync folder is set but the preferences are missing from that folder (e.g. a Volume not currently mounted)
  • Fix Snippet ‘snip’ keyword to correctly use rich text snippets
  • Fix “Email To…” file action in macOS Catalina (Thanks to Alfred user Vitor from our Forum)
  • Switch default ordering of the clipboard history ‘clear’ keyword results to be chronological
  • Tweak some workflow debug messaging
  • Increase arbitrary URL recognition limit from 500 to 4096 characters
  • Fix text in welcome message from “to to” to “to do”
  • Recognise .alfred4workflow file type for importing workflows

File Search:

  • Force default sort order to file metadata query to ensure most relevant results before Alfred has accumulated internal knowledge
  • You should see a significant improvement to Alfred’s default ranking of results, and more relevant file search results presented
  • This resolution has been needed in the past due to changes in the underlying macOS metadata, and has now been added permanently
  • Tweak to File Filter to allow * as the Metadata field. Allows for wide arbitrary matching of multiple metadata fields if used with Words and Split options selected
  • Fix regression where application alt names words were not being matched, important for non-English app searching in English from mid string e.g. “monitor” to match “Activity Monitor”
  • Split /Applications (and /System/Applications) from Default Results search scope into separate checkbox to prevent accidental, confusing removal, and to future-proof for Catalina
  • Add Catalina iCloud Drive location to default search scope (select ‘reset’ to get default scope paths if they have been customised)
  • Note: This location seems to be changing throughout the Catalina Beta, so further changes may be needed
  • Correctly abbreviate files in home folder and iCloud in Catalina instead of showing full System Volume path
  • Only show iCloud Drive once in file search result subtext for files in the top level iCloud Drive folder


  • Recognise x as multiplication
  • Update calculator to ignore basic calculations if prefixed with a permissible character but an unrecognised character sequence

File Actions:

  • Ensure that scope folders (e.g. Desktop) are correctly found when searching for a folder in Actions such as “copy to” and “move to”
  • Prevent hang when prefixing a search term with ~ in the “copy to” and “move to” actions

iTunes Mini Player:

  • Close Mini Player database before moving newly indexed database into position
  • Ensure that top level results divider line is only drawn in the Mini Player when needed
  • Improve artist / album counting during indexing

Catalina improvements:

  • Fix Alfred Mini Player to work with macOS Catalina
  • Update music data importing to use macOS API (in place of XML)
  • Show “Music” in place of “iTunes” for Alfred feature preferences and default results


  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later

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