Hazel version 5 has the same core features as version 4, but adds new capabilities and makes significant changes to the user interface.
Whereas earlier versions of Hazel were packaged as a System Preferences pane, Hazel 5 is a standalone app, which is normally stored in your Applications folder. However, Hazel’s helper process runs all the time, even when the app itself is not open, which means Hazel can continue monitoring your folders and acting on them when you close the app.
Because a standalone app has fewer constraints than a preference pane, the window layout is improved, and the rule editor is part of the main window that can be visible all the time, rather than appearing only in a sheet.
Detachable Rule Editor
More Flexible Status Window
Custom List Item Attributes
Custom Table Attributes
Like the custom list item attribute, but more sophisticated, is the custom table attribute. You can create your own table of terms, and Hazel can use the relationship between terms in the same row for matching, renaming, and more. See .