David Ferguson

Dec 6

Extension Updater for Alfred

Extension Updater for Alfred


Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web. The Powerpack is a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred. Deeply integrated with OS X, it will make you more productive that ever!


Extension Updater for Alfred is a simple extension that does what the name implies, it allows you to easily update your Alfred extensions. The extensions you have installed must be compatible with this extension to work properly. I will be adding another post on my tumblr soon on details of how to add support into your extensions. Currently, this extension will only update shell script extensions. Maybe I’ll add support for Applescripts later. This extension also, cannot currently update itself because the script can’t download and overwrite itself while its running. I’m looking into a workaround for that.

I have tested this extension, but there still may be a few bugs (none that I know of), so if you find something, please report it.

How to use

Extension Updater for Alfred’s commands are pretty simple and self explanatory. Here they are:

  • update check - Check for new updates
  • update - Check for updates, download and install updates found
  • update help - Display the help menu
  • update version - Display the current version of this extension
  • update changelog - View extension changelog
  • update about - View about info for this extension


Download Extension Updater for Alfred

More Extensions

For more of my extensions and many others, check out the new Alfred Support site.