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alfred-workflow-elastic-docs v0.1.0

An alfred workflow to easily search the elastic documentation

Install & Use

Add the following code to your project's shard.yml under:

dependencies to use in production
- OR -
development_dependencies to use in development

  github: spinscale/


Elasticsearch documentation alfred workflow

An alfred workflow, that queries the Elastic documentation and allows you to open the documentation in a browser directly from Alfred.


Note: You will need the Alfred Powerpack to use this workflow - which is commercial software. Check out the Alfred app website.

Note 2: This is a rewrite of my earlier elastic documentation workflow in Crystal, mainly to reduce the maintenance overhead of updating security relevant dependencies. This package does not have any production dependencies, as everything can be done with the core language.


You can download the workflow from the packal alfred workflow repository, if you don't want to build it yourself.


The keyword to trigger the search in Alfred is elastic by default.

You can search across the whole documentation, or you can limit by a product by using something like elastic b beat. These are the available product abbreviations:

Letter Product
b libbeat
mb Metricbeat
pb Packetbeat
wb Winlogbeat
fb Filebeat
jb Journalbeat
fb Functionbeat
e Elasticsearch
es Elasticsearch
l Logstash
ls Logstash
k Kibana
c Cloud
ece Elastic Cloud Enterprise
i Infrastructure
cs Clients
sw App Search/Site Search
apm APM

In addition when specifying a product, you can also specify a version like elastic w 2.3 execute watch


You need the zip binary installed. Run make package and you will end up with a elastic.alfredworkflow that you can open (doubleclick or call open on the command line) and import. Again, if you just want to use this workflow, download it from the packal repository linked above.


In order to run your tests, execute crystal spec.


This is licensed under Apache2 license, because open source...!


  • Colin for testing, feedback, fixes and documentation improvements.
  • Sindre Sorhus for code improvements of the earlier node.js version