How To Shorten URLs Anywhere With Automator

It's become common practice to use services such as bit.ly to shorten URLs, but this is usually done using a bookmarklet script, which only works in browsers. This Automator service allows you to select an URL in any application and shorten it using the bit.ly API.…

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How-To: Using Automator to Combine PDFs

OS X includes a great tool called Automator, which makes it really easy to take the sting out of repetitive tasks. Recently, I ran into a situation where I had to combine a bunch of PDF files into one. Luckily, Automator makes it dead simple.…

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Get to the Point: OS X’s Summarize Service

There are a few really handy features in OS X that get very little attention - perhaps because they don't have a snazzy GUI, or maybe it's because they only appeal to certain users. Whatever the case, Summarize (found in the menubar under the Application menu) is one of those handy features that gets little attention, but delivers big by helping you get to the point.…

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