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Old May 3, 2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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What do you use Automator for?

I've never really found a use for this app on my iMac, but i am sure I'm missing out.
What do you use this app for?
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Old May 3, 2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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To automate things.
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Old May 3, 2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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To grab music I download and add it to iTunes.
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Old May 4, 2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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Splitting multi-page PDF files into single-page files.
Combining multiple PDF files into a single PDF file.
Saving each page of a PDF as an image (PNG, JPG, etc.)
Creating a new multi-page PDF from a folder of images (web-comics).
Recursively changing the icon size and view settings for a directory and all its subdirectories.
Converting a folder of images to a different format (PNG to JPG, etc.)
Batch renaming files.
Batch resizing images.
Batch downloading (with AppleScript).

Probably a few other things Im forgetting too.
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Old May 4, 2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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To automate things.
its a scripting tool. I use this on the Mac, VBscript on windows to automate tasks that I repeat. Saves time and its a fun thing to do.
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Old May 4, 2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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its a scripting tool. I use this on the Mac, VBscript on windows to automate tasks that I repeat. Saves time and its a fun thing to do.
... which automates things. More specifically, I use it to automate my in/out email for specific tasks. For ex. if a co-worker from the field were to send some new data with a specific subject, I use Automator to automatically recognize this and then run a bunch of tasks so I don't have to manually.
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I used it to make a service that will mount a virtual disk image to /Volumes/ when I type in a certain key combination. Pretty handy.
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