What is automator and what does it do?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farqueue, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    As a recent switcher, can u guys and gurls provide me with some details on this mac exclusive programme
     
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

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    It's a program that lets you string together common computer actions in order to perform routine or time-consuming tasks more easily.

    There's a lot of good information about it on Apple's Automator page.

    There's another good Automator site at Automator.us.

    Automator is based on AppleScript.

    You can see a few Automator demonstrations on the MacBreak Video Podcast: Episode 3, Episode 8, Episode 14.

    Now you're an expert.
     
  3. Jimmieboy macrumors 6502

    Jimmieboy

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    You can make really cool scripts with automator. I have a really simple one that brings up a box, you select a file or files then it backs it up to my email.
     
  4. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

    Lollypop

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    I use automator to batch convert images for uploading to forums or as backgrounds to my phone.:p

    Thanks for the links Flowbee.... definately going to visit some of those sites!:D
     

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