Launching Citrix Receiver subscribed apps using OS X Spotlight

If you are using a Mac and Citrix Receiver with Citrix CloudGateway Express/Enterprise and have subscribed to applications you will notice that these applications have a file placeholder in the directory ~/Users/username/Applications/

What this does is it allows Spotlight to index the files and then make them available to Spotlight or any other quick launch app that uses the index that Spotlight created. So now I can launch my Citrix applications without first launching Citrix Receiver. The subscribed applications also show up in LaunchPad.

The folder with my subscribed applications:

Citrix Receiver subscribed apps on filesystem

Citrix Receiver showing my subscribed applications:

Citrix Receiver subscribed applications

Below is a video showing me using Spotlight to launch subscribed applications, in this case I’m using it to launch both CloudGateway Enterprise web applications such as MyCitrix and Linkedin as well as published desktops, in this case a physical PC delivered via Citrix RemotePC.

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