An Alfred Workflow

Short Description

Retrieves iCloud tabs for all connected devices.

Last Updated

11 Nov 2017


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iCloudTabs AlfredWorkflow

This workflow retrieves iCloud tabs from the local ~/Library/Safari/CloudTabs.db database for all connected iCloud devices and displays the links. Tabs from current device are excluded.

NOTE: For support in macOS 10.12 Sierra or newer, ~/Library/Safari/CloudTabs.db is used rather than the previous method of using ~/Library/SyncedPreferences/com.apple.Safari.plist since that plist is now encrypted. I only tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra and have limited resource for testing on any other version of macOS.


  • tabs keyword for showing list of tabs with device indicated.
  • alltabs keyword to open all tabs at once
  • tabdump keyword to dump all tabs as date-stamped markdown file to desktop.


  • 2013-09-05: Updated to work when devices in the plist file don't have any tabs.
  • 2013-10-25: Added alltabs for opening all links from all devices at once.
  • 2014-02-02: Added tabdump to export a markdown file on the desktop with all tabs from all devices.
  • 2014-03-06: Added filtering with optional keyword (thanks Felipe Manoeli!).
  • 2014-03-07: Tabdump no longer requires the non-default mechanize library to fetch page titles.
  • 2017-11-11: Updated to use CloudTabs.db rather than com.apple.Safari.plist for support in macOS 10.12 and later. Also no longer fetching page titles for tabdump since already available locally, so much faster Markdown export.