With a new year comes a looming tax date and the need to create records of where and how you spent and made money. Automator can help compile records of your whereabouts.
You've created hundreds of files using one naming convention only to discover that a different convention is required. Don't sweat it. With Automator you can batch rename them with ease.
Care to check in on the area in front of your computer while you're away from home? With Automator and a properly configured Mac, you can.
Ready to make DVDs for the holidays? A little know-how and some help from Automator makes it easier to do with iMovie 10.
There's no reason to let a kiosk presentation run when there's no one there to watch it. With Automator you can trigger and shut down these presentations at appropriate times.
In this month's workflow, Chris Breen shows how to avoid a messy Downloads folder by using an Automator folder action to sort files by type into folders.
It's possible to create encrypted disk images with Apple's Disk Utility, but why bother when you can do it faster and more easily with Automator?
Automator has some great tools for combining PDFs as well as extracting text from them. Chris Breen shows you how.
Mavericks' file tagging looking interesting, but you can do something similar with smart folders and Spotlight comments.
Frequent contributor Jeff Carlson had complained that Photo Stream images are difficult to access without opening iPhoto or Aperture. Chris Breen provides a solution.