Press Release > Text Automator Action Pack Hits Mac App Store

TEXT AUTOMATOR ACTION PACK HITS MAC APP STORE
Automated Workflows, LLC's Productivity App Approved for Mac App Store

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - July 11th, 2011 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce that the productivity app Text Automator Action Pack has been approved and is now available in the Mac App Store. This action pack extends the power of Automator with 28 actions for performing text manipulation functions in Mac OS X!

The following actions are included:

  • Add Prefix to Text Paragraphs
  • Add Suffix to Text Paragraphs
  • Balance Paragraphs
  • Change Case of Text
  • Close TextEdit Documents
  • Combine Text Strings
  • Decode URL Encoded Strings
  • Extract URLs from Text
  • Find and Replace in Text
  • Get Characters of Text
  • Get Length of Text
  • Get Opened TextEdit Documents
  • Get Paragraphs of Text
  • Get Words of Text
  • Read Text File
  • Remove Duplicate Paragraphs from Text
  • Remove Empty Paragraphs
  • Remove Leading Characters from Text
  • Remove Markup from Text
  • Remove Prefix from Text Paragraphs
  • Remove Suffix from Text Paragraphs
  • Remove Trailing Characters from Text
  • Save TextEdit Documents
  • Sort Text Paragraphs
  • Split Text
  • Trim Text
  • URL Encode Strings
  • Write Text to File

Press Contact:

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

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

Press Release > Blurb Tally Hits Mac App Store

BLURB TALLY HITS MAC APP STORE
Automated Workflows, LLC's Productivity App Approved for Mac App Store

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - April 27th, 2011 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce that the productivity app Blurb Tally has been approved and is now available in the Mac App Store.
Blurb Tally is a writer's utility, designed to help you to quickly and easily calculate the number of characters, words, and paragraphs in a blurb of text. Once launched, Blurb Tally hovers above the other windows and applications on your Mac. Write content directly in Blurb Tally, or simply copy content to the clipboard and paste it in for a quick tally. Possible uses include:

  • Generating text for character-limited fields in web forms. How often have you entered text into a web form field, only to have the form rejected because a field contains too many characters?
  • Identifying the length of articles, documents, blog postings, and more.
  • Preparing concise text for use in press releases, legal documents, emails, Excel workbook cells, and more.
  • Preparing a resume or writing a brief personal biography.
  • Much more!

Blurb Tally also provides the ability to quickly toggle your text blurb between uppercase, lowercase, sentence case, and title case.

Press Contact:

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

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

Press Release > Mail To Filemaker Importer Updated For Outlook 2011

MAIL TO FILEMAKER IMPORTER UPDATED FOR OUTLOOK 2011
Outlook 2011 Support Added to Mail to FileMaker Importer

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 12th, 2011 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Mail to FileMaker Importer 2.18, now with support for Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac.
Mail to FileMaker Importer is an AppleScript-based application that can be used to automatically import email data from Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Entourage, or Microsoft Outlook into a FileMaker Pro database. Within the application’s interface, users can easily configure the database and fields to be used for importing. Mail to FileMaker Importer can be configured to import the selected messages in the current mailbox, or all messages in a specified mailbox. If specified, messages will be filed into a destination mailbox after they have been imported. Mail to FileMaker also includes the ability to export an import configuration as an email rule script, which may then be configured to be automatically executed by Mail, Entourage, or Outlook when new email messages matching specified criteria are received.
A sample "FileMaker Pro" database is supplied with the solution for users that do not have a custom database available. Extensive documentation is also provided.
Mail to FileMaker Importer 2.1 is available for $14.99 from the Automated Workflows, LLC website. A trial version is also available for download. For additional information about Mail to FileMaker Importer, to purchase, or to download a trial version, visit Automated Workflows LLC's website.

Press Contact:

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

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

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 Ipad Content Automation Session Announced

MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO IPAD CONTENT AUTOMATION SESSION ANNOUNCED
Automating the Creation of iPad Content Session

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - January 1st, 2011 - A session on the automation of iPad content will be held at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on Friday, January 28th, 2011 from 3:30 PM - 4:45 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.
As the demand for content for iPad increases, so does the need for tools to create that content. Mac OS X offers integrated automation technologies and tools, including Automator, Services, and AppleScript, ideal for the preparation and generation of content for the iPad. Geared towards professional and non-professionals alike, this session will include hands-on tutorials covering how to use the automation technologies of Mac OS X to create and distribute HTML-based content for iPad.

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 Iphone/ipad Productivity Session Announced

MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO IPHONE/IPAD PRODUCTIVITY SESSION ANNOUNCED
Increasing iPad and iPhone Productivity Session

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - January 1st, 2011 - An iPad and iPhone productivity workshop will be held at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on Friday, January 28th, 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 iPad and iPhone have heralded significant changes to mobile computing as we know it. Whether you're a business professional or a user, with the right apps, these devices can improve your productivity. With hundreds of thousands of available apps, however, it's often difficult to find the right ones. In this session, we'll explore some popular, powerful, and useful apps that can help you get things done on the go. From shopping assistants and to-do lists, to remote desktop and file sharing apps, we'll cover all the bases. Any iPad or iPhone user interested in learning how to use their device more effectively and increase mobile productivity will not want to miss this session.
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.