Create & Edit Rules

Rules are Hazel’s central and most important feature. These topics describe how to work with rules in various ways: 

  • Understand the Logic of Rules : Learn about the internal logic Hazel employs when evaluating rules (and how to alter its default behavior when needed).

  • Create a Rule : Set up a simple rule consisting of one or more conditions and one or more actions.

  • Copy or Move a Rule : Copy or move a rule to a different folder, where you can then customize it further if needed.

  • Edit or Remove a Rule : Alter an existing rule, or delete a rule you no longer need.

  • Use Sample Rules : Add Hazel’s built-in sample rules to any folder, learn what they do, and enable or edit them.

  • Search Rules : Look for rules matching any text string, and filter the display to show only those rules.