Running iOS Simulator with Alfred.app

Today I realized that I could start the iOS Simulator (that ships with Xcode) via Alfred! I did this by navigating to the path below in Finder, then dragging-and-dropping the folder into Alfred’s “Search Scope”:

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/
Developer/Applications/

Note: You will likely need to right-click Xcode.app and “Show contents” to browse the directories within. 

Alfred’s “Search Scope” settings can be found under Preferences -> Features -> Default Results.

Mike Walker

I am a full-stack web developer with 15 years experience. Recently I have been working with Shopify Plus and WooCommerce eCommerce platforms. I also run The Agency Developer, a blog and newsletter with a mission to inform and educate developers working with digital agencies.

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  1. Thank you for that man !

    To the next one: you’ll need to know the Finder path tricky shortcut: Cmd+Shift+G ;)

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