If you're like me, you happily handed over $10 to upgrade to Hazel 3. It’s packed with new features, one of which caught my eye immediately: nested conditions.

Unfortunately, it took me a while to figure out how to create these nests of compulsive automation. I just couldn't figure out how to make new "if" lines. But after some digging, I found what I was looking for in a help file:

To create a nested condition:

  1. Hold down the alt/option key. The plus (+) button will change to show ellipses (…).
  2. Click on the ellipses button above where you want to create the nested condition.


  1. Hold down the plus button for the condition above hwere [sic] you want to create the nested condition. While holding the button down, you will see an indicator and then a menu with extra options.
  2. Select “Add nested condition”.

If this saves you a few minutes on your way to saving even more time with Hazel, great.