This week's updates to iWork significantly bolster the suite's AppleScript capabilities, which automation expert Ben Waldie says is a great thing for users.
Many power-users cried foul when Apple removed support for AppleScript from its Numbers spreadsheet app. Well, they can all calm down: AppleScript in Numbers is back.
Does the removal of AppleScript support from the new iWork apps herald the scripting solution's doom? Ben Waldie argues that the future is far from clear.
Wrap text in quotation marks, count words in selected text, create new folders, add dates to filenames, and toggle hidden files.
Getting rid of duplicates in Contacts, showing the hidden Library folder, and how to get started with AppleScript.
Whether we're drafting novels or just dashing off an email, we all work with text in one way or another. Here are some quick tips to make common text chores more efficient.
Automation and scripting expert Ben Waldie explains how to mark tons of messages as read at once, to save messages as PDFs, and to reposition Mail's window when you plug in an external monitor.
You don't have to stick with the Automator actions that came with OS X. Ben Waldie lists his favorite third-party Automator downloads.
Automator includes dozens of built-in variables, such as dates, times, and system information. With looping, you can repeat actions or groups of actions a set number of times.
Travel has a way of magnifying even the smallest mistakes. The fewer details you have to remember (or, as the case may be, forget) before, during, and after your trip, the better off you’ll be. This is why Automator, Tiger’s new automation tool, can be such a valuable traveler’s aid.