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Alias Homebrew Apps

Create shortcuts to Homebrew formula app bundles

Version 2024.2 by Alfred Team


Set the formulae you want linked in the Workflow’s Configuration.


Alias your Homebrew Cellar apps to the Applications Folder via the brewalias keyword. This will allow them to be indexed by macOS and found.

Alfred search for brewalias

Alfred search for macvim

To trigger the workflow from a terminal, define a brewalias command in your shell’s startup files:

alias brewalias='/usr/bin/osascript -e "tell application id \"com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred\" to run trigger \"build\" in workflow \"com.alfredapp.vitor.aliashomebrewapps\""'