I have created a simple workflow for Alfred 2 which makes it easy to create a new text file in the frontmost finder window. Update – at the suggestion of a visitor – James Kachan – I have updated the workflow to automatically open the new file in a text editor. An alternative, more advanced workflow for Alfred 2 has also been created by Ian Isted.


Open Alfred 2, and type new followed by the name of the file. If you just type new, a file called ‘untitled.txt’ will be created.