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Welcome to the Alfred Folderify repository: An Alfred Workflow ✨

βœ… Prerequisites

⬇️ Installation

  1. Download the workflow
  2. Double click the .alfredworkflow file to install

🏎️ Folderify

Under the hood, the icon generation is made with folderify made by Lucas Garron.

🧰 Setup the workflow

Install dependencies

Open the Terminal of you Mac and run the following commands

Install folderify (using Homebrew) :

brew install folderify

Note that you have other installation options for folderify

πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ Invoke the workflow

There are 2 flows in this workflow :

  1. The first one allows you to assign an generated icon to one or multiple folder(s). It can be triggered by writing foldicon keyword.
  2. The second allows you to generate mask.icns and mask.iconset files from one or multiple mask(s). You can invoke this flow with the imgicon keyword.

You can edit these triggers (flagged with a πŸ•ΉοΈ symbol) in the user configuration panel.

πŸ€– Usage of the workflow

Setup variables

  1. πŸ“‚ Data Folder. Set the folder path that will host output logs generated by folderify.

Note that if you change the Data folder location after generating logs, you should probably move the file created along in the new folder.

  1. 🎨 Color scheme corresponds to the --color-scheme COLOR_SCHEME folderify argument and allows you to change the color of the icon folder (slight difference).

πŸŒ“ Auto : will match current system settings.

πŸŒ‘ Dark : --color-scheme dark will force dark mode.


πŸŒ• Light : --color-scheme light will force light mode.


  1. βœ‚οΈ Trim margins corresponds to the --no-trim folderify argument.

Yes πŸ‘ : checkbox is ticked, transparent margins are trimmed from all 4 sides.


No πŸ‘Ž : checkbox is unticked, --no-trim. Keeps transparent margins from the mask.


Here is a small schema to explain the principle :


  1. πŸ“ƒ Detailed Logs : corresponds to the --verbose folderify argument.

Yes πŸ‘ : checkbox is ticked, --verbose, detailed output.


No πŸ‘Ž : checkbox is unticked, simple output.


  1. πŸ”« Workflow action. Open/Reveal in finder the log file, display a post notification or do nothing.

  2. 🎷 Notification sound. Set notification sound for this workflow.

As of version 1.4.0, this is no longer possible to generate old folder style (leopard / yosemite). You can still download v2 of folderify here.

Modify icons folders

Use foldicon to trigger this flow.


Choose the mask that will be used for generating the new icon and press ⏎.


Reset icon folder

To reset a folder’s icon, open its Get Info panel then click the icon and press ⌫.

Generate icns and iconset files

Use imgicon to trigger this flow.


Alfred Buffer and Universal Actions

For both flows, you can use the Alfred Buffer to select multiple folder(s) (flow 1) or mask(s) (flow 2).

Alfred Buffer basic commands are :

  • βŒ₯↑ to add a file to the buffer from Alfred's results.
  • βŒ₯↓ to add a file and move to the next item in your list of results.
  • βŒ₯← to remove the last item from the buffer.
  • βŒ₯β†’ to action all items in the buffer.
  • βŒ₯⌫ to remove all items from the buffer.

To know more on how to use Alfred Buffer, follow this link.

Note that Alfred Buffer is preferred compared to the {query}, meaning that if you select a folder/image (by clicking on it or by pressing enter ⏎) that is not included in the buffer, it will not be compressed.



For both flows you can use the corresponding Alfred Universal Actions :

  1. If you want to start the first flow, select one or multiple folders and select Modify folder icon.


  1. If you want to start the second flow, select one or multiple folders and select Create folder icon from mask.


Logs output

Check the logs of the folderify command under the πŸ“‚ Data folder. The log file contains the 3 parts :

  1. Date and time of the workflow launch.
  2. Workflow options.
  3. Folderify command detailed.
  4. Folderify output.

Note that each workflow run is separated by an horizontal rule.


βš–οΈ License

MIT License Β© Benjamin Oddou