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Workflow Outputs

The outputs collect the information from the earlier objects in your workflow. These can pop up a Notification Center message, show it in Large Type on your screen, copy the query to clipboard or run a script containing the result of your workflow.

Post Notification

Post Notification uses Notification Center to post a message relating to the workflow you've run. For example, it can show a message to say that your workflow's task has completed successfully.

Large Type

Large Type shows the result of your search in large characters in the middle of your screen. Handy to see a phone number from across the room.

Copy to Clipboard

Copy to Clipboard will copy the result of your workflow to the clipboard and, optionally, paste it to the front most app.

Write File

Use the Write File object to write the output of your workflow to a new file, creating a new file, appending to an existing one or overwriting an existing one.

Play Sound

Use the Play Sound object, to play system or custom sounds throughout your workflow. Useful for notifications, or just for fun!


Speak some fixed text, or the passed-in argument.

Dispatch Key Combo

Use the Dispatch Key Combo object to dispatch a keystroke combination to macOS. This can be useful for automating software on your Mac.

Call External Trigger

Use the Call External Trigger object to call any workflow's External trigger object. The argument, workflow and session variables are passed through.

Find out more about Workflows

Discover workflows and learn how to create your own in the Workflows section.

To find out more about other workflow objects, take a look at each type:

  • Triggers: Activate Alfred from a hotkey, another Alfred feature or an external source.
  • Inputs: Keyword-based objects used to perform an action, on its own or followed by a query.
  • Actions: The objects that do most of the work in your workflows; opening or revealing files and web searches, running scripts and performing commands.
  • Automations: New to Alfred 5, these building blocks let you automate tasks without having to write any code.
  • User Interface: Present results in Alfred in convenient new ways, such as a grid of images and files, an editable and interactive text view and more.
  • Utilities: Utilities give you control over how your objects are connected together and how the arguments output by the previous object is passed on to the next object.

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