What is Automator and how can I use it?

Amir Ghorbani April 8, 2011
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I like to know what Automator is and how I can use it.

  1. Tina
    April 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm
  2. Mike
    April 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Basically, Automator is a tool to create automated workflows.
    Whenever you do a batch of tasks via the menus and your mouse you could use Automator to automate it, make it a single mouse click (sort of).

    Talking about Automator you will also face AppleScript sooner or later.
    While Automator offers you predefined tasks you can put together like LEGO bricks, AppleScript offers an easy to use yet very powerful scripting language to further automate and script workflows.

    Your best source for information is the Mac OS X Automation page.
    http://www.macosxautomation.com/

    Sources for Scripts:
    http://automatorworld.com/
    http://www.automator-actions.com/
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator/