Search Apple’s Support site with Alfred 

Alfred is my go-to app launcher on my Macs. Anything task I do or workflow I need more than about 3 times a week, I try to automate using it.

With my newest series here on 512, I’m searching Apple’s support site more than ever. With Alfred’s custom search functionality, this can be done very quickly.

In the app’s preferences, under Features, you can add a new Web Search. You can add a keyword, label and — most importantly — the URL Alfred will need to pass to the browser to fire your search results:

Here’s what you will need to paste into the “Search URL” field:

https://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=supportsite.globalheader.search&locale=enUS&q={query}

Now, I can hit CMD+Space, type kbase and my term and I’m off to the races. It’s niche and fast, as most good workflows are, but I’m liking it.