automating a rather complex activity (visiting a website, downloading something etc)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toypadlock, May 20, 2010.

  1. toypadlock macrumors member

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    #1
    hi all,

    i've used automator for very simple projects, like batch resizing, batch renaming and the like.

    however, what i'd really like to do is set up system where at a pre-appointed time every day, my computer visits a newspaper website, downloads the digital edition as a pdf (there is a clickable link to do this), then uploads said pdf onto my idisk.

    then all i need to do is download it on my iPad. that i can manage!

    am i able to do this with automator? am i able to do this at all?

    many thanks in advance.
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

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    #2
    This is the workflow you need:

    Get Specified URLs
    Download URLs (choose your iDisk).

    Nice and simple :)
     
  3. toypadlock thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    you're a champ! now i'll have the guardian on the bus every morning.

    thanks!
     

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