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Pages Automation

Date: 29th December 2017

Duration: 33:01

Show ref: SCOM0695

As 2017 comes to a close, the newest version of Pages still does not support basic mail merge.

However, all is not lost as Sal Soghoian and the macosxautomation.com website has it covered.

This episode takes a look at some of the scripts and utilities available from this tremendous resource, and demonstrates how to:

  • Generate a template form letter and populate it with data from a Numbers spreadsheet using a special app.

  • Use the Contacts App, Pages and Mail to generate a personalised letter to a single group within your Contacts.

Tip - Automator - Re-scale Action

Date: 16th May 2017

Duration: 04:02

Show ref: SCOM0630

The Mac is extremely customisable and it's really easy to extend its functionality by harnessing the power of Automator.

In this short and handy tip, we demonstrate just how easy it is to create an Automator action to rescale images, and install it as a service, right in the contextual menu in the Finder. So now you can re-scale any image with a few clicks.

IOS Automation - Part 2

Date: 28th April 2017

Duration: 49:05

Show ref: SCOM0625

iOS offers less options for automation than the Mac due to sandboxing, which limits what apps can do. But there are still some powerful automation tools available if you understand how the basic building blocks work.

In Part 2 of this iOS automation series, we dive deeper into automation workflows for iOS and give you several specific examples of how to implement these yourself. We walk you through some important concepts (like setting/calling variables and using prompts for text entry), and show you step-by-step how to construct these workflows for yourself.

In this tutorial we demonstrate:

How to get around the lack of a share sheet in Mail

How to append Amazon links to an Evernote note

How to create multi-step workflows like using AirDrop to send screenshots to your Mac and then automatically delete them from your iOS device

How to integrate prompts and set variables for use in iOS automation workflows in Workflow and Launch Center Pro

How to send multiple tasks to OmniFocus from Drafts and create OmniFocus project templates in Workflow

How to use Editorial to automate writing tasks and use Python scripts inside of Editorial workflows

iOS Automation - Part 1

Date: 31st March 2017

Duration: 62:00

Show ref: SCOM0617

Automation is key to productivity but iOS offers less options for automation than the Mac. This is mainly due to sandboxing, which limits what apps can do, and how they can interoperate. However, there are still some powerful automation tools available if you take time to understand how the basic building blocks of automation on iOS work.

In Part 1 of this iOS automation series, we introduce you to iOS automation via app extensions, and explain how URL schemes work. We also show you how to use URL schemes in some common iOS automation applications, to give you a solid knowledge base for automating your own iOS workflows.

In this tutorial we demonstrate:

  • Examples of app extensions like the 1Password Touch ID extension and the TextExpander third-party keyboard

  • How URL schemes are constructed on iOS

  • How x-callback-url allows you to string actions together

  • Adding actions to Drafts via the actions directory and carpeting them from scratch

  • Creating Launch Center Pro actions using the Action Composer

  • Building and launching workflows via the Workflow app, Notification Center widget, and app extension

Since the tutorial was recorded, Apple have now acquired the Workflow app and made it available for free on the App Store. Perhaps we'll see more Workflow like features built into future releases of iOS!

Mac Automation - Part 2

Date: 24th February 2017

Duration: 46:26

Show ref: SCOM0607

The Mac offers some really powerful automation options, especially when you apply a systems mindset to your work and learn to string automations together to automate common tasks.

In Part 2 of this Mac automation series, we dive deep with several more powerful automation workflows. We show you what typical automation chains look like, and explain how to use the building blocks of Mac automation to solve complex problems on your Mac.

Mac Automation - Part 1

Date: 20th January 2017

Duration: 53:21

Show ref: SCOM0597

There are some really powerful Mac automation tools out there, but it can be difficult to know where to start. In Part 1 of this Mac automation series, we introduce some basic automation principles and some key ideas for developing a systems thinking mindset.

We also take a look at five common automation tools for the Mac (TextExpander, Hazel, Keyboard Maestro, Automator, and AppleScript). For each tool, we go through its strengths and weaknesses and explain what situations they are best suited for, so you can start to recognize opportunities for automation in your own everyday use.

Automator

Date: 25th April 2008

Duration: 24:14

Show ref: SCOM0146

We revisit one of OSXs most misunderstood features this week and that's the latest version of Automator in Leopard.