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With a little Automator drag-and-drop folder action you can easily upload new folders to an FTP server.
Sure, you can perform tweaks of media files in one application or another, but Automator allows you to do them more quickly without leaving the Finder.
Seriously powerful utility though it may be, Automator can also be used for office hijinks. Chris Breen offers some ways you can prepare for April Fools' Day.
You have a message that contains multiple email addresses in the message body and you'd like to compose a message to those individuals. Here's a way to automate this chore.
Having a drive attached to an AirPort Base Station is mighty convenient for shared storage, but mounting such a drive time and again is a bore. Chris Breen shows you how to avoid such a tiresome chore.
If, like many of us, you're frantic because of the holidays, we can make one chore a bit easier--sending holiday email. Chris Breen shows you how to automate the process.
Have you ever wished that when your Mac reminded you of an upcoming event, it would shout, "Hey! This is important!" to get your attention? Automator makes that possible.
If you're like 97 percent of us, you toss files on the desktop with abandon. Need an easy way to clean it up? Automator and Chris Breen show you how.
You don't have to stick with the Automator actions that came with OS X. Ben Waldie lists his favorite third-party Automator downloads.