Creating an Automator application


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Creating an Automator application

So, we've seen how to create a simple Workflow. Let's do something else with Automator. I'll launch it one more time, and here again is our template chooser. This time we're going to create an Application. And what an Application does, it allows you to trigger the Workflow just by double-clicking on the Application, or if the Application is configured this way, you can drop things on it and then the Application will kick in and run. The obvious advantage is you don't have to open up Automator every time you want to run an Automation and then click on Run.

Instead you can simply launch the Application. So I've chosen the Application, I'll click on Choose. So, let's string together something we can do with an Application. I'll start with Calendar, and let's say we're going to Get Specified Calendar Items. I'll click on Add, and I'm going to look for a particular calendar I can do something with, and we'll make that our Fun Times! Calend...

Creating an Automator application
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Creating an Automator application provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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