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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.
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In this episode, Rosemary and David tackle health tracking and how we can automate it to get all of the pluses with as few negatives as possible. From "smartifying" health devices, to building habits and accountability, it's all covered.
Tim Stringer from LearnOmniFocus.com joins the Automators to talk about his Mac, iOS, and web-based automation.
In this episode, David and Rosemary try all sorts of iBeacons and look at why, where, when, and how you use these little devices.
App developer Simon Leeb joins us to talk about his automation journey that turned into building an automation app, Pushcut. We also stray into the world of iBeacon and automation.
In this episide, David and Rosemary set their sights on Mac maintenance and how to automate it, from clearing your trash to managing duplicates and even handling those pesky .ics files, nothing is safe from their automation!
Sal Soghoian returns to the Automators to share his ingenious Mac control panel built with an iPad, a Luna display connector, and some clever automation. Sal also updates us on the Omni Javascript automation project.
In this episode David and Rosemary are joined by Don McAllister, founder of ScreenCastsOnline, to talk about the automations he has set up to make running a small business easier for everyone!
Roll up your sleeves Automators. This week Rose and David tackle regular expressions. What are they? How do you make them? Where do you use them? All those questions get answered in this episode. Regex isn't as daunting as it may first seem.
In this episode, Rosemary and David climb out of their suitcases armed with a variety of Shortcuts, Scriptable Scripts, Trello Boards, Reminders, TextExpander Snippets, Keyboard Maestro Macros and even a Drafts action group to automate and manage your packing lists.
Rose and David break down where Shortcuts is with respect to the 13.0 and 13.1 iOS updates. They also share some of their favorite new shortcuts with the new programming model. Also, David has a new Shortcuts Field Guide arriving next week.
In this episode, Rosemary and David get to talk to J.F. Brissette who really loves to automate. From automating Screenflow with Keyboard Maestro to using the Terminal as a launcher, as well as regular expressions and looking into combining Dropbox and Chronosync this episode will definitely teach you something - even if it's only about finding opportunities for automation!
Rose and David share some of their favorite recently created automations ranging from email, to meetings, to Rose's experiments on her new Mac mini.
In this episode David and Rose talk to Adam Tow, creator of MsgFiler, automator, and Shortcuts creator about a few of his amazing automations. From having photos taken on his DLSR automatically shared to him via iMessage to playing text adventure games with Shortcuts, there is plenty of automation fun to be had!
Rose and David take a closer look at Keyboard Maestro, the swiss army knife of automation for the Mac. Get $5 off David's new Keyboard Maestro Field Guide until the end of July with code "AUTOMATORSKM".
In this episode, Rose and David throw caution to the wind and install iOS & iPadOS betas on everything. There are crashes and updates, all in the name of finding out just how impressive the new Shortcuts really is.
Rose is now banned from scooters, and how get started with HomeKit - from building your system to real automations that actually make your life easier!
Happy WWDC week! David and Rose are on the ground at WWDC in San Jose to bring you up to speed on the new automation heading to iOS and iPadOS. They also recap WWDC, the Automator's meetup, and Rose describes how she lost a fight with a leaf.
Rose and David are getting serious about Airtable, the online-based database/spreadsheet/thingy. In this episode, they explain how Airtable works, how they're using it to Automate the Automators, and additional uses for Airtable.
In this episode Rosemary and David get Tim the Drafts Man to talk about how he uses Drafts, sharing actions, tips and tricks.
Text expansion is a simple sort of automation but also a powerful one. In this episode, Rose and David go deep on text automation, the tools they use, and some of their favorites ways to use text automation to get their work done faster.
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