Unlike Windows, you can’t create a new blank text file on your Mac. However, with a quick Apple Script or Terminal command, all of that changes.
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Did you know that Automator on Mac is a great way to automate your workflow? You can even use it to back up contacts in OS X. Here’s how.
Did you know that you can use the built-in Automator app on your Mac to create a service to resize images to specified values? Resized images are available instantly!
You can’t schedule emails in the Mac Mail app natively, but with a little trick and an Automator script, scheduling emails is a snap. Here’s how it’s done.
Ever wished that you could download all images from Web pages at once? In this article we show you a simple three-part Automator script on Mac that does that.
Finding the path of a file on your Mac isn’t always so easy. If you are looking for a way to review a file’s path, we list 3 ways in this article.
If you love music and want your Mac to play your favorite track every time you boot up, you can do that using the Automator app to add a startup sound. Here’s how.
Few people use the powerful OS X batch processing and automation app Automator. In this article we show you four cool things you can do with Automator.
For those who need to access the hidden files frequently in OS X, here is a way to add a keyboard shortcut to quickly reveal hidden files in OS X.
If you need to quickly launch a program in OS X, one useful option is to bind it to a keyboard shortcut. Here is how you can create hot keys for apps in OSX.
Few people make use of the Automator for Mac, either because they think it is too difficult to use, or they feel that the program doesn’t provide a benefit for them. Today, we will show you 4 useful workflow that you can do with Automator for OS X.
One feature that’s always handy to have, but missing in many applications is a character and word count function. Here is how you can access word counts at your beck and call with just a right click. Mac only.
We all have ideas that come to us in the spur of the moment and then they are gone. If you want to keep them, you could write it down, but then, you either have to go through the annoyance of getting out a pen and paper to write it down, or you will have […]
How many of the Mac users out there need to use a Windows machine for work? One of the applications I really like on my Mac, is Automator. Action(s) is a similar Java based application offering this same functionality on bot Mac and Windows machines. If you are unfamiliar with the possibilities of an automation […]
We’ve written about Automator multiple times here at Make Tech Easier not only because we think it is an easy and fun tool to work with, but also because we believe that it helps in saving a lot of time for the average computer user. Apple has spent a lot of time in making this […]
Before Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6, was released, how many of you actually remember using the services menu for anything ? I don’t. Services is a little used but extremely useful feature of Mac OS X that has been around since a long time but only recently with the release of 10.6 became useful enough […]
If you are one of the growing number of Apple users, you have likely come across a strange looking robot guy in your Applications folder. For a long time I ignored this application. It looks pretty confusing when you open it up. All that is on the screen 3 columns; one with application names, one […]
Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.