Open PDFs Automatically Using Hazel

I’ll be sharing numerous tips with one of my favorite automation programs, Hazel. This application makes creating folder actions easy, and it’s a huge time saver. This tip is not an introduction to the program; it assumes you know about how to use it.


Whenever you download PDFs or save documents as PDFs to your computer, they no doubt appear on your desktop or in your download folder. You probably also open PDFs once you download or save them. Well, why not have Hazel automatically open PDF files for you, a few clicks. Here are the Hazel rules I use.