How to set up a Greplin/Cue search in Alfred with one step (updated Jun 2012)

Here’s the one-step guide to installing a Greplin (now called ‘Cue‘) custom search in Alfred

Update April 2013: Hi – please note that this example only works if you are using Alfred V1.x; if you have upgraded to Alfred V2, this won’t help you.

  1. Click here to grab a Gist snippet and then copy and paste the snippet into your address bar. This tells Alfred to install a custom search. Alfred will ask you to confirm that you want to add the search and you should click on the “Oh Yes!” button.

Now, when you want to search on Greplin for anything, you simple bring open Alfred’s search box and type ‘greplin’ followed by what you want to search for.

If you want to see what’s been set up, open Alfred’s preferences window, go to the ‘Features’ section and select ‘Custom Searches’ from the left-hand menu. You’ll see that a new custom search has been added.

You can enhance the search further, if you want, by editing the custom search to add a Greplin icon and turn on ‘Encode spaces as +’ (though I’ve not noticed any appreciable difference with or with out this latter setting). The screenshot, below, shows my complete settings.

Greplin custom search settings in Alfred

Greplin custom search settings in Alfred

Comments (and ‘like’s) gratefully received.

See also: How to set up a Blekko search in Alfred with one step

Update: 20 June 2012

Greplin is now called Cue, with a new, smart website. This doesn’t affect anything mentioned in this article. If you want, you can update the Search URL to say ‘’, instead of ‘’, but they both work exactly the same.


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4 thoughts on “How to set up a Greplin/Cue search in Alfred with one step (updated Jun 2012)

  1. Reblogged this on Star Tier and commented:

    I thought it was worth bringing the update I’ve made to this blog post. Basically, there’s nothing to worry about and everything still works exactly the same as it did.

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