Archives for November 2009

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast > Getting Started with Handlers in AppleScript

Episode 27
Date: 11.25.2009
Duration: 00:10:57
Getting Started with Handlers in AppleScript
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to write AppleScripts more efficiently through the use of handlers. Learn how to modularize your scripts, making them more expandable, easier to update, and more..
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Press Release > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 27 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 27 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Provides an Introduction to Using Handlers in AppleScript

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - November 25th, 2009 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 27 of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series.
In this video podcast series, Ben Waldie, author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" and president of Automated Workflows, LLC, shows you how to simplify your life and have fun doing it with tips and tricks for using AppleScript and Automator in Mac OS X.
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to write AppleScripts more efficiently through the use of handlers. Learn how to modularize your scripts, making them more expandable, easier to update, and more.
Mac Automation Made Simple is owned by Peachpit TV. Episodes are available for download from the Peachpit Press website, as well as within iTunes.
For additional information, including an episode guide and links to the podcast, visit the >Tips section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AppleScript and Automator are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Release > New Automator Book For Snow Leopard Released

New Automator Book for Snow Leopard Released
Peachpit Press Releases Ben Waldie's Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - November 9th, 2009 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce Peachpit Press' release of Ben Waldie's Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach intermediate Macintosh users how to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks with the Automator application that is included with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Automator comes with many useful automated routines (called actions) preinstalled, for lots of popular applications, that do things like remove empty playlists from iTunes or add attachments to Mac Mail. The real power of Automator lies in mixing and matching these actions to have them do exactly the job you want. They're put together in a string of actions known as a workflow. Author Ben Waldie introduces readers to how Automator works, and then helps them assemble and use Automator workflows.
Both beginning users who want a thorough introduction to Automator and more advanced users looking for a convenient reference will find what they need here in straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips.
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript, Automator, and workflow consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., CNN, Microsoft, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" (Peachpit Press), "Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" (Peachpit Press), and "AppleScripting the Finder" (Automated Workflows, LLC), has written AppleScript and Automator content for Apple.com, Macworld, MacTech, MacScripter.net, and more, and is the host of the "Mac Automation Made Simple" video podcast (Peachpit Press). Ben is also the author of an AppleScript training CD for the Virtual Training Company, is a frequent presenter at Macworld Expo and other industry events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.
Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide is now available for purchase from Peachpit Press, Amazon.com, and other fine book sellers.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Automator is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Release > New Mactech Article Announced: Applescript In Snow Leopard

New MacTech Article Announced: AppleScript in Snow Leopard
October 2009 Issue of MacTech Includes Article by Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - November 2nd, 2009 - The October 2009 issue of MacTech Magazine features an article that discusses AppleScript changes in Mac OS X 10.5 Snow Leopard. This article was written by Ben Waldie, author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" and president of Automated Workflows, LLC.
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript, Automator, and workflow consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., CNN, Microsoft, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Visual QuickStart Guide" (Peachpit Press), "Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Visual QuickStart Guide" (Peachpit Press), and "AppleScripting the Finder", has written AppleScript and Automator content for Apple.com, Macworld, MacTech, MacScripter.net, and X-Ray Magazine, and is the host of the "Mac Automation Made Simple" video podcast (Peachpit Press). Ben is also the author of an AppleScript training CD for the Virtual Training Company, is a frequent presenter at Macworld Expo and other events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.
For additional information, visit the Tips section of the Automated Workflows, LLC website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AppleScript and Automator are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.