Maccast Members 096 – Automator in Lion

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 096. Mac OS X Lion brought lots of new features to the OS and Automator wasn’t forgotten. The built-in scripting and workflow tool received a number of new enhancements. In this episode I decided to dive back into Automator and see what new tricks it had up it’s sleeve.

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  1. Emiliano de Laurentiis | Sep 16 2011 - 02:57

    In a recent podcast you talk about the challenges of IOS file management. While I do agree that a new system is needed to organize files the solutions presented were, in my opinion, based on the old (and tired) folder and hierarchy system.

    What we need, I think, is a simple method to organize files under “collections.” A collection would be like a Bento collection or an iTunes playlist. It would be the equivalent of a project. A yearly financial report, for example, could include a spreadsheet (Numbers doc) as well as an annual report (Pages doc).

    A simple way to do this would be to have a collection tab for any document, no matter what app. It would show the most recent collections and it would allow you to search for older collections. You simply select the collection (or collections) that the current doc is a member of. When you search for collections, any doc associated with the collection would be listed.

    Now, tell me that such an app already exists or is built into IOS5!