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Automation makes your life easier and everyone can do it. We tell you how. Hosted by David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard.
79 Episodes
Hooray! Apple has made Shortcuts for the Mac. In this episode Rose and David dive deep on their initial impressions with the Mac version of Shortcuts and how well it plays with traditional Mac Automation.
David and Rosemary are joined by The Unicorn Sidekick, Kathy Campbell, to talk automation. From Lightroom and handling thousands of photos, to Shortcuts for launching music playback, there's plenty of automation to discover!
76: Automating with Alfred

76: Automating with Alfred


Rose and David dig in with ways they are using the Mac utility Alfred to automate using their Macs. This episode starts with the basics and then starts digging down.
In this episode, Rosemary and David chat to Jay Miller about how he automates, using Keyboard Maestro, Alfred, Bunch, and more.
Rose and David have gone all-in with Elgato's Stream Deck as an automation tool. In this episode, they go deep into all the tricks and workflows to turn your Stream Deck into an automation robot.
In this episode, David and Rosemary get Tim back on the show to talk about recent updates to Drafts and how he's using it to customize his workflow and how other people can take advantage of them too!
Rose and David explain many little automations that can improve your quality of life on your Mac.
71: Automated Capture

71: Automated Capture


In this episode, David and Rosemary tackle the sticky subject of automated capture. In places where no post-it has gone before, learn how they use Drafts, Obsidian, and task management and reference systems to handle their capture!
In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Matthew Cassinelli to talk about how his Shortcuts use has evolved with the changes to Shortcuts.
The Omni Group has released a remarkable automation platform for their apps, including OmniFocus. In this episode, automator Joe Buhlig joins to talk about his automation journey and working with the Omni Group's new platform.
Stephen Millard from Thought Asylum joins in to share his automation journey and his extraordinary ecosystem of plugins Drafts.
In this episode, David and Rosemary attempt to automate as much communication as possible, from email to messages and TextExpander to Shortcuts and Drafts, there's plenty of ways to get stuck in!
66: MFC Deck with Adam Tow

66: MFC Deck with Adam Tow


Automation wizard Adam Tow joins in this week to share the details of his new automation app, MFC Deck, and how Adam is automating his life.
65: 12 Days of Automation

65: 12 Days of Automation


The holidays are here so let's Automate! Rose and David cover 12 days of automation with cool ideas, tricks, and automation products to up your game this holiday season.
In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by the magical Merlin Mann to talk about his automation journey and problems. From the Simpsons to Synology, and Shortcuts, there's plenty to hear about.
In this episode, David and Rosemary dive back into the wonderful world of home automation and look at Rosemary's new setup. From "You've Got Mail" to picking accessories, they go beyond the normal, and possibly the sane.
Alex Cox joins the Automators this week to talk home automation, Drafts, Shortcuts, and how to learn new automation.
In this episode, David and Rosemary look at the widgets in iOS 14 and how you can automate to make sure you have the data you need, under your thumb.
Changes are afoot in the cloud automation space. IFTTT now has a pro tier. Zapier continues to improve. There's a new player on our radar, Integromat. In this episode, Rose and David break down the current state of cloud automation.
59: iOS 14 Shortcuts

59: iOS 14 Shortcuts


In this episode, David and Rosemary dive into the iOS 14 update to Shortcuts and what it brings to all of us - as well as how they're using it.
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Jonathan Read

it would be nice if it were more clear from the description or title that this is an Apple focused product not automation in general

May 6th
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