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Since Tiger was released it has seemed to me that Automator was one of the unsung heroes that shipped with the operating system. I’m guessing more people use it than we hear about, but just in case, I wanted to show off the use of Automator […]

ottoSince Tiger was released it has seemed to me that Automator was one of the unsung heroes that shipped with the operating system. I’m guessing more people use it than we hear about, but just in case, I wanted to show off the use of Automator when saving workflows as plugins, rather than Automator Workflow Apps.

Automating Free Music (mov)
10 mins / 102mb

The ‘Free Music’ part has to do with the fun weekly mixes found at OutOf5.com, nothing shady, so don’t fear the reaper…

Oh, and if the audio is a wee bit quiet, my apologies – I had to use a different mic last night, in a different space than I normally record these things. Hopefully it’s not too bad, but it was a one time circumstance. But as always, feedback is welcome regardless.

UPDATE
Ali’s getting pushy ;) and wanted the Automator Workflows I’ve already created. And here they are….Do your worst!

  1. video links not working

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  2. scratch that! haha…

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  3. Hey, why not upload the actual workflows for us to use and abuse?

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  4. my favourite Automator is the kill and restart Quicksilver one, comes in handy when mucking about with new Applescripts and they hang QS up :)

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  5. There you go Ali! Have fun.

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  6. The audio is very quiet again, I have to turn my sound all the way up to hear it :(

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  7. Nick, this is fantastic, I always wanted to play with automator and this really helped. Any way to delete the folders left on the desktop as part of the action?

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  8. Ugh, I hate to be the guy that does this (one seems to pop up in the comments of every Mac screencast LOL) but, what is the program that appears to be the CPU monitor in your menu bar? It doesn’t appear to be any type of setting I can mimic in MenuMeters with that grey backdrop?

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  9. @Adam T – iStat Menus. We talked about it the other day, here:
    http://theappleblog.com/2007/06/23/exciting-software-updates/

    main website, here: http://islayer.com/index.php?op=item&id=28

    They FINALLY replaced Menu Meters for me after all these years. good stuff

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