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Universal Actions

The following sections cover the Alfred universal actions that are provided by the Doctor Drafts Alfred workflow.

Universal actions (introduced with Alfred 4.5) can be triggered from within Alfred results lists (including file navigation and clipboard history), from anywhere on the Mac via Alfred’s actions hot key, or even from within Alfred using the Action in Alfred action.


  1. Since Drafts is not a URL focused application, and Doctor Drafts already has an array of File Actions options, the focus of the Universal Actions in Drafts is on text selections.
  2. You may see more Doctor Drafts Universal Actions than are defined for the workflow. This is down to some Alfred Universal Workflow settings, as covered in this blog post from the Alfred app team. It is up to you what options you set. But if you opt for fine grain control, that is where these definitions come into play. If we didn’t add them and you enable the fine control, then you would not see any Doctor Drafts controls by default.
    • Hopefully all of the reasonably useful universal action options are covered, but if you think we have missed one and would like one added in to the core workflow, please just let us know and it may just make the next update.

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