Press Release > Macworld Conference & Expo Applescript Workshop Announced

MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO APPLESCRIPT WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED
AppleScript Fundamentals Workshop

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - January 1st, 2011 - An AppleScript workshop will be held at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This session will feature Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC, popular AppleScript consultant and columnist, and author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide.
AppleScript automation capabilities have existed on the Mac for many years, and are widely used today. With AppleScript's growing popularity and ease of use, Mac users everywhere have the flexibility they need to begin automating simple to complex time consuming and repetitive tasks on their machines.
Join us for this exciting look into the world of AppleScript, as we discuss what AppleScript is, what it can do, why you should be using it, and how it differs from other automation technologies in Mac OS X, such as Automator. In this full-day workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of the AppleScript language, begin writing some scripts, and see demonstrations of AppleScript usage in real-world scenarios.
Anyone interested in using AppleScript to automate a custom workflow and become more productive will not want to miss this hands-on workshop.
For additional information about this MacLab, please visit the Macworld website or 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 > Macworld Conference & Expo Mac Os X Automation Session Announced

MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO MAC OS X AUTOMATION SESSION ANNOUNCED
Introduction to Mac OS X Automation Session

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - January 1st, 2011 - An introductory Mac automation session will be held at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 from 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM. This session will feature Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC, popular AppleScript consultant and columnist, and author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide.
The "hidden gem" of Mac OS X is its suite of incredible automation technologies, including AppleScript, Automator, and Services. Unrivaled in power and abilities, these built-in tools are ready to save you time and toil. Take a few moments to finally learn how to take advantage of these unique technologies in a relaxed "learn-by-doing" class. A great opportunity, don't miss it!
For additional information about this MacLab, please visit the Macworld website or 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 > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 30 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 30 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Demonstrates How to Create Branching Automator Workflows with AppleScript

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 23rd, 2010 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 30 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.
One of Automator's key limitations is its inability to perform branching. In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how AppleScript can be used to work around this limitation and create a branching Automator workflow.
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 > Peachpit Blog Series Announced: Iphone Productivity App Picks

Peachpit Blog Series Announced: iPhone Productivity App Picks
Five iPhone Productivity App Picks in Five Days

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 22nd, 2010 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce a series of entries on the Peachpit Press blog. The series provides five top picks for iPhone productivity apps. Links to the entries can be found in the "Tips" section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, CNN, Microsoft Corporation, 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), Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press), and AppleScripting the Finder (Automated Workflows, LLC). He has also written numerous Automator and AppleScript columns for Apple.com, Macworld Magazine, MacScripter.net, MacTech magazine, and X-ray Magazine, and is the author of an AppleScript training CD (Virtual Training Company). Ben is a frequent presenter at Macworld Conference & Expo and other events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.

Press Contact:

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

Press Release > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 29 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 29 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Provides an Introduction to Creating Drop Scripts in AppleScript

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - January 26th, 2010 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 29 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 discusses how to create AppleScripts that run at scheduled intervals. Learn to write scripts that back up your music library at night and automatically reconnect to server volumes.
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 > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 28 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 28 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Provides an Introduction to Creating Drop Scripts in AppleScript

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - December 29th, 2009 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 28 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 discusses how to drop scripts in AppleScript. Learn how to write a simple image processing AppleScript application that processes dropped files and folders.
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 > Peachpit Blog Series Announced: Automator Service Workflow Tips

Peachpit Blog Series Announced: Automator Service Workflow Tips
Tips for Creating Automator Service Workflows in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - December 7th, 2009 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce a series of entries on the Peachpit Press blog. The series provides tips for creating Automator Service workflows in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and includes the following entries:

  • 12.07.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Read Summary of Selected Text
  • 12.08.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Merge Selected Images as PDF
  • 12.09.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Apply Filter to Selected Images
  • 12.10.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Merge Selected PDFs
  • 12.11.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Preview Selected URL

Links to the entries can be found in the "Tips" section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.
Automator, developed by Apple Inc., is designed for all levels of users, from novice to expert. Automator makes performing time consuming and repetitive tasks in Mac OS X a snap! The basic unit for automation in Automator is called an action, and each action is responsible for performing a single specific task. Using Automator's interface, users can link actions together in infinite ways to form a complete workflow that matches their unique needs. Hundreds of actions are included with Automator for performing tasks in Apple applications and the operating system itself. This list can be expanded with actions made available by developers.
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, CNN, Microsoft Corporation, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press) and AppleScripting the Finder. He has also written numerous Automator and AppleScript columns for Apple.com, Macworld Magazine, MacScripter.net, MacTech magazine, and X-ray Magazine, and is the author of an AppleScript training CD (Virtual Training Company). Ben is a frequent presenter at Macworld Conference & Expo and other events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.

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 > 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.