Interact with Slack via Alfred
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I'm no longer actively working on this Workflow. If there any bugs or updates, please feel free to create a pull request to fix them and I'll merge it in.


Alfred workflow to interact, and perform various functions with the service Slack. Now with multi-team support!

I'm currently in the process of getting this updated to work with multiple organizations where possible, as well as adding some extra workflow options like private groups, stars and a few more things. Stay tuned!

Getting started

  1. Install slackfred by visiting the download page in Github or via the Packal page
  2. Open alfred and type slt, then hold cmd (apple key) and press enter. This will open up the Slack Web API page. Scroll down to the Authentication section and click on Generate test tokens. You will see the option to create a token for each of your logged in teams. If a team is not there make sure you have logged in as that team.
  3. Launch alfred and type slt, this time followed by your token. Press enter to save your token.
Multi-team use instructions

In order to use the workflow with multiple organizations you will need to enter all of your keys as comma seperated strings with no spaces.
Example: team-org-api-token-1,team-org-api-token-2

Currently Available Functionality:

  • slk: Let's you switch easily between channels, groups and IMs. Thanks to buzali for getting this working with Slack's URL scheme.
  • slt: Set your API Token
    • Open alfred and type slt, then paste your token. If you don't have a token, then hold cmd to open the API page to get one (look for your team near the bottom of the page).
  • slm: Send messages to a channel
    • Open alfred and type slm to populate channels. Use your arrow keys to select a channel and hit TAB. Then you can enter your message and hit ENTER.
  • slf: Search files
    • Open alfred and type slf to search files. Selecting a file opens it in your browser
  • slp: Set your presence
    • Open alfred and type slp active or slp away
  • slc: View, leave and join channels or private groups
    • Open alfred and type slc to display a searchable list of channels. Selecting a channel with alt leaves and ctrl lets you join. Currently only alt is functional with groups.
  • slclr: Clear unread messages
    • This currently only marks Channels as read and not groups. Depending on the size of your organizations this can also take a few seconds to run.
  • slim: Enter a user's name to search for most recent DM messages
  • slr: Search your starred items
    • Highlight a result and hitting enter opens the web client to that result
  • sls: Perform a query across all your channels in your organizations
    • Highlight a result and hitting enter opens the web client to that result
    • Depending on the size of your organization this can take a few seconds to run
  • slz: Snooze a team:
    • Open alfred and type slz to populate teams. Find your team and hit TAB, then enter the amount of time to snooze in minutes -- this allows type ahead searching if you're in a lot of teams.
    • To disable snooze for a team, perform the above steps and enter 0 for the time.


  • Create a smoother API key/token process
  • Improve speed and performance

This workflow was created in Python with the help of Dean Jackson's Alfred library and the Requests library.