Automator is used in a wide variety of ways within Mac OS X and its hosted applications. This section provides links to training videos and example workflows and collections.
Automator Actions & Collections
One of the great strengths of Automator is its ability to add to its functionality by installing extra actions. This page contains example actions with their corresponding Xcode project files, as well as example collections of actions and workflows addressing specific applications or needs.
NEW! Create Shell Script Action
Rendered Narrations 13:48
Create slideshows that speak for themselves! A step-by-step tutorial on how to render the presenter notes of Keynote slides, using the built-in Text-to-Speech abilities of Mac OS X. The videos on this page were created using the techniques shown in this tutorial. Example Files
Video Intro to Automator 7:10
For those new to Automator, this introduction will explain what Automator is and how it works. (transcript)
Video Starting Points 3:45
For those new to Automator, the Starting Points feature will guide you through the process of beginning a new workflow document.
Video Streamlined Interface 6:00
An overview of how the new streamlined interface in Automator makes it easy to quickly access information and data.
Video Virtual User Mode 3:38
Automator's new record function let's you control applications that have no integrated automation support.
Video Workflow Looping 4:37
The new loop action in Automator let's you create workflows that repeat a specified number of times, or for a specified duration.