As I have been learning Japanese, I’ve found, an online Japanese-English dictionary, to be a great asset. In order to to make it easier to access Jisho, I created an Alfred workflow. I called it, unsurprisingly, Jisho Alfred Workflow.

It’s an improvement in speed and reliability over the existing Jisho v1.0 workflow that is no longer maintained. Jisho Alfred Workflow conservatively waits for the user to finish typing before making a request to the Jisho API and cancels existing requests if the user starts typing again instead of waiting for every response.

Even cooler, one of’s creators loved it enough to finally purchase an Alfred Powerpack in order to use it.