Alfred Remote is your personal command centre for Alfred for Mac. Your iPhone or iPad now becomes the perfect day-long companion to your Mac, giving you instant access to your favourite features, commands and workflows.

Alfred Remote needs to be on the same network as your Mac. Alfred 4 is recommended for the broadest range of features and best experience. Alfred 3.8.6 is the minimum requirement.

Alfred 4 for Mac is available from


With a single touch on your iOS device, you can control many Alfred actions on your Mac, including:
- Show Alfred on your Mac
- System Commands: Lock, restart, shut down, log out or sleep your Mac, eject all devices, quit all apps and empty trash
- Launch Applications and System Preferences on your Mac
- Open files and folders you've defined on your Mac
- Open websites and bookmarks, or pop up Alfred with a custom search filled in
- Replace hard to remember hotkey combinations and keywords with icons on iOS

If you're an Alfred 4 or Alfred 3 Powerpack user, you can control Powerpack features, such as:
- Quickly paste user-defined clipboard snippets into text fields and documents on your Mac
- Run user-defined scripts, AppleScripts and terminal commands
- on your Mac: Play, skip, even start playing random albums
- Connecting Remote to your favourite Alfred workflows gives almost limitless possibilities!


1. Ensure that your Mac and iOS device are on the same network
2. Open Alfred's Remote preferences on Mac and select 'Add iOS Remote'
3. Open Alfred Remote on iOS to the 'Add' screen, "Looking for Alfred"
4. Select your Mac when you see it appear on iOS, then type the passcode on your Mac

Your Mac and iOS device will now be securely connected, and the power of Alfred will be at your fingertips, making you even more productive!


Alfred Remote is a counterpart app which requires Alfred on Mac, and the ability to connect to it from your iPhone/iPad over Wi-Fi.

- Alfred Remote is available for iPhone & iPad on iOS 12+
- Alfred 4 is recommended for the best experience and new features. Minimum requirement is Alfred 3.8.6 on macOS 10.9+ on your Mac
- You'll need the ability to connect both your Mac and your iOS device to the same network through wired or Wi-Fi connection
- To control Alfred's Powerpack actions, you'll need the Powerpack for Alfred on your Mac

Take a look at for more details about Alfred for Mac and Alfred Remote.

What’s New

Version 1.5

We've added bigger grids (up to 6x6), better Split View support and refreshed navigation.

- Updated to take advantage of modern iOS device sizes and layouts
- Rewritten framework for improved performance and future-proofing
- Improved navigation layout for faster page switching
- Additional features available when using Alfred 4.3.3 and above
- Button grids can now be up to 6x6 in size
- Button labels can be hidden for a cleaner look

Ratings and Reviews

Windwaves77 ,

Waste of time and money

The app is misrepresented on the Apple store site. The iOS app is inexpensive but it’s catch bait BEWARE: it’s useless without buying the “power pack” for the MacBook Pro which is in British pounds @ $1.4/lb do >$30. It’s somewhere between childish and dysfunctional. It took about an hour to figure out how to connect the iPhoneX and then the functionality was minimal. Day 2 could not reconnect. Ok so forget about a few $ for an app but the system is constructed in a idiosyncratic way. Just a huge waste of time and money.

_jeremygray ,


Alfred for Mac became my most frequently used app the day I downloaded it because it took my love of shortcuts to a higher level. Now I have a new way to shortcut AND a way to put my iPad Mini to better use while at the desk.

Remote is a great way to use a second screen in an effective way. Remote is fully customizable (choosing and arranging the grid of shortcuts, adding/naming pages, colors/icons), and can be used to shortcut non-app processes. I have an Application page, a URL page, a Folder page, and can’t wait to get a workflow page going.

Well worth the wait. Go get more productive.

Alex_1729 ,

I’ll take it on faith

I’m not sure how much I’ll end up using this, pretty much all my computer work is done sitting in from of it. Maybe this could be a nice means of control without getting out of bed, who knows?

Regardless it doesn’t matter, I’ve saved so much time and had such a better fluid experience using the OS X version that purchasing this too feels like the least I could do, heck I’ll probably start finding a real uses for it within a week.

App Privacy

The developer, Running with Crayons Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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