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Automators

English, Computing/Technology, 1 season, 155 episodes, 1 day, 34 minutes
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Automation makes your life easier and everyone can do it. We tell you how. Hosted by David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard.
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154: Automating on the iPad

5/17/202440 minutes, 15 seconds
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153: Shortcuts Update with Matthew Cassinelli

5/3/202458 minutes, 43 seconds
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152: Action Buttons, Revisited

4/19/202435 minutes, 37 seconds
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151: OmniVision with Ken Case

4/5/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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150: File Management Automation

3/22/202454 minutes, 31 seconds
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149: Simon Says Automate

3/8/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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148: Vision Pro Automation

2/23/202446 minutes, 28 seconds
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147: Smart Home Automation with Robert Spivack

2/9/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 17 seconds
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146: OmniFocus 4: Automation Update

1/26/202438 minutes, 13 seconds
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145: The 2024 State of Automation

1/12/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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144: Some Favorite Automations

12/29/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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143: Moving Automators to Notion

12/15/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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142: Automation Elf on the Shelf

12/1/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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141: Keyboard Maestro Goes to 11

11/17/202358 minutes, 54 seconds
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140: LimitLiss Automations with Casey

11/3/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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139: Action Button Time

10/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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138: Shortcuts Utility Apps

10/6/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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137: iOS 17 and New Devices

In this episode, David and Rosemary do a recap of what's new in iOS 17 and iPadOS17, as well as on the new iPhones.
9/23/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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136: Automating Alex Cox

Alex Cox returns to the Automators to share a few new automation tricks and get answers for some more involving NFC Tags, Keyboard Maestro, and Automation Possibilities with Apple's Vision Pro.
9/8/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 54 seconds
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135: Vanilla HomeKit

In this episode, Rosemary and David talk about what's happening with Alex Hay's apps for Shortcuts, and then dive into the world of plain HomeKit without extra services.
8/25/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 29 seconds
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134: Looking through the Window of Automation

In this episode, Rosemary and David are joined by Sal Soghoian to talk about everything from launchers such as Alfred, to window management, and more voice control!
8/11/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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133: Personal Automation Fun

Rose and David share a collection of their favorite personal automations ranging from task and project management to home automation.
7/28/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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132: Automating and Time Tracking with Joe Hribar

Timery developer Joe Hribar joins the Automators to talk about what's involved with adding automation tools to your App and some of Joe's favorite Automations.
7/14/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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131: Recharging the Beta Batteries

David and Rosemary have been testing the latest Apple betas on all their devices, despite going off the grid things seem to be going well—and the latest beta has added more automation possibilities!
7/2/20231 hour, 55 seconds
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130: WWDC Reactions

David and Rose review all the automation changes coming to the Apple platforms from the new software and tools announced at WWDC 2023.
6/16/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 6 seconds
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129: WWDC 2023 Wishes

David and Rosemary go through their 2023 WWDC wish list and ideas! From Maps and CarPlay to HomeKit and beyond, nothing escapes their focus (modes).
6/3/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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128: Airtable Automation

Some of the Automators' favorite apps are upping their automation game with updates to Airtable, Drafts, and iOS.
5/19/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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127: Feedback!

It's time for some automation feedback. Topics include task inbox processing, automated check-ins, dumping automation confirmations with Shortcuts, home automation, and time tracking.
5/6/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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126: Safari Automation

In this episode David and Rosemary go on Safari and look at all the settings, extensions and integrations you can use to automate you browsing across macOS and iOS.
4/21/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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125: AppleScript Events and more with James Thomson

In this episode, Rosemary and David are joined by creator of PCalc, Dice and About (by PCalc), James Thomson. They talk about James' first implementations of automation in his apps, as well as what automations he's using now, and AppleScript vs Shortcuts.
4/8/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 36 seconds
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124: Image Automation

Fixing images and screenshots is boring and tedious. Why not hand that off to automation?
3/24/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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123: HomeKit from Scratch with Myke Hurley

In this episode Rosemary and David welcome Myke Hurley back to the show to talk about taking over his new Home with HomeKit.
3/11/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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122: Nerding Out with Allison Sheridan

Allison Sheridan joins us to share her automation workflows. Topics include Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, and more automation tools.
2/25/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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121: Hardware Launchers

After diving into software launchers in episode 120, Rosemary and David take a look at doing things with real physical buttons, in all the forms that can take.
2/10/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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120: Looking at Launchers

Rose and David spent some time looking at Raycast, the latest Mac launcher to arrive on the market, and compare it to their current favorite launcher, Alfred.
1/27/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 27 seconds
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119: Moving Houses and to the Mac with Chris Lawley

Chris Lawley, YouTuber, nerd, and photographer joins David and Rosemary to talk about moving house and what that means for his smart home, as well as his journey back to the Mac.
1/13/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 26 seconds
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118: Ask the Automators

In this episode Rose and David dig into the questions and feedback bag. Topics include Apple Notes and Reminders, home automation (hooray for doorbell cams!), window management, and IR blasting. Good times!
12/30/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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117: Magic Online Automations with Make

In this episode David and Rosemary dive into Make.com and get nerdy with a new online automation platform. And because it's the holidays they also touch on some of their holiday automations!
12/16/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 22 seconds
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116: Brett Terpstra's Automation Tricks

Brett Terpstra joins David to explain some of his favorite automation tools and tricks.
12/2/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 42 seconds
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115: Automating the Future, with Simon Støvring

Simon Støvring returns to talk about how much automation has changed and what his favourite new features are.
11/19/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 13 seconds
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114: macOS Ventura: The Automated AppDate

macOS Ventura has arrived! David and Rose break down all the new automating possibilities with the latest Mac operating system.
11/5/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 10 seconds
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113: FocusCuts and Asynchronous Automation Awesomeness

In this news, Rosemary and David look into non-continous automations and how breaking up a process can improve your automation abilities.
10/21/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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112: iOS 16 Focus Modes

Rose and David are diving deep into the new iOS 16 Focus Modes. Do you think the Automators are just using a portion of the new Focus Mode features? Of course not! They are going straight into the deep end.
10/7/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 5 seconds
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111: Automating Endor Studios

This week, David and Rosemary dive into David's new studio and plan out how to automate everything.
9/24/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 17 seconds
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110: iOS 16 Automation

iOS 16 is nearly here, and there are a lot of automation updates to try out. In this episode, Rosemary and David walk you through them all.
9/9/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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109: Automating Obsidian

From simple improvements to deep cross-linking and pages which update, there's a lot you can automate within your note-taking app of choice. In this episode, the automation gang take on Obsidian, and all of its plugins.
8/27/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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108: Small Automation Tools

In this episode, Rose and David explain some of their favorite small automation tools and how they work.
8/12/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 5 seconds
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107: Control with your Voice, with Sal Soghoian

Sal Soghoian takes David and Rosemary on an epic automation adventure. Starting with a look back at Automator on the Mac, and looking at the star Shortcuts developers now—before diving into Sal's latest project of custom voice control with OmniFocus and beyond.
7/29/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 13 seconds
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106: Automation Interoperation

Combinations! Lately, a lot of the best Mac automation tools have become conversant with each other. In this episode, Rose and David discuss the best ways to make automation apps work together.
7/15/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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105: Podcast Automation and Focus Modes with Scotty Jackson

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined once more by Scotty Jackson. They take a look at home automation related to Focus Modes, and whether or not you can automate a podcast.
7/2/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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104: WWDC 2022 Awesomeness

Hooray. It's a new WWDC and there are new Automation features! Rose and David are here to preview them all for you.
6/17/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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103: Dan, the Automating Author, Moren

In this episode, Rosemary and David are joined by author, podcaster, and automator Dan Moren to talk about his automation experiences and solutions.
6/3/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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102: Automating DEVONThink

Rose and David dig deep on all of Automator's varied automation tools.
5/20/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 56 seconds
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101: Red Sweaters and AppleScript Fun with Daniel Jalkut

In this episode, Rosemary and David are joined by Daniel Jalkut, the man in the red sweater behind FastScripts, MarsEdit, and the Core Intuition podcast. Together they ponder the future of AppleScript, the restaurant at the end of the universe, and just how fast is a script?
5/6/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 5 seconds
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100: Celebrating 100 Automations, and More

In this episode of Automators, David and Rosemary look at their favourite automations, most wished for features, and how their automation has evolved in 100 episodes.
4/23/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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99: Automation April

Hooray! It's Automation April and Federico Viticci and John Voorhees join the Automators to talk about it, along with some of their favorite automation.
4/8/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 1 second
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98: Automation Pot Pourri

Rose and David have several automation topics on the table in this episode including Shortcuts on the Mac, a Stream Deck check-in, and automating Obsidian. Also, they have thoughts on the new Mac Studio.
3/25/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 3 seconds
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97: Automating Rosemary Orchard

In this episode, David asks all the questions and we get into the nitty gritty details of how Rosemary's workflows and systems are being automated. From Hazel to Home Assistant, with a sprinkling of Airtable, there's variety and magic.
3/11/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 12 seconds
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96: Automating Mikah Sargent

Mikah Sargent is using all the automations and joins this week to share some of his favorite Mac, iOS, and home workflows.
2/25/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 23 seconds
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95: Keyboard Maestro Takes It Up to 10

There's a new version of Keyboard Maestro with plenty of new automation tools. David and Rose have some great ideas of how to take advantage of the new features.
2/11/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 59 seconds
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94: Legal Nerd-ness with Jeff Richardson

This week, Rosemary and David are joined by Jeff Richardson: lawyer by day, automator for life.
1/28/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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93: Automating MacSparky

David's made a few changes and it's time for an Automator-style audit. In this episode Rose and David cover email, task management, calendars, desktop setups, web automation, and more.
1/15/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds
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92: If This, Then Dave Hamilton

David and Rosemary were joined by Dave Hamilton, the man with many automations - from nap time to making a window stay put, there's plenty of fun ideas to steal.
12/31/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 47 seconds
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91: Focus Modes, the Showdown

In this episode, David and Rosemary dive into Focus modes, how they use them, and of course, how they automate them - both setting, and automations when they trigger them.
12/17/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 6 seconds
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90: Holiday Automation 2021

Automating the Holidays has never been easier. Rose and David have a pile of holiday-related automations to make life easier and impress your friends and family.
12/3/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 14 seconds
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89: Kelly Guimont, iPhone Automator

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Kelly Guimont and dive into getting started with automation, fun seasonal lighting, and the trouble with tribbles, er HomePod mini multiplication.
11/19/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 31 seconds
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88: Automating with Ryan J A Murphy

Ryan J.A. Murphy joins to share automation tips for Obsidian, augmented intelligence, and automated parenting.
11/5/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 11 seconds
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87: Email Rules Automation

Email automation is a thing, but email rules-based automation is another thing entirely.
10/22/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 47 seconds
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86: Micro-Automations

Micro-Automations! It's those tiny little automations that can make your life easy. We've been building them and today we're sharing them.
10/8/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 44 seconds
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85: iOS 15 Update & Shortcuts on macOS

In this episode, David and Rosemary cover the automation changes with iOS 15, and look at Shortcuts on the Mac. There's also an powerless automation conumdrum to solve!
9/24/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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84: Chris Lawley, the iPad Man

iPad expert Chris Lawly joins in to talk about iPad-based automation and where a Mac fits in his workflow.
9/10/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 30 seconds
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83: Home Automation 2.0

In this episode of Automators. David and Rosemary dive into Rosemary's updates to her home automation, smart locks, Home Assistant, and even a cute little robot mop...
8/27/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 29 seconds
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82: Bad AppleScript with Jason Snell

Jason Snell joins the Automators to talk about his automation journey, some useful automations, and the promise of Shortcuts for Mac.
8/13/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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81: Shortcuts for Mac with Developer Zachary Lineman

In this episode of Automators, Rosemary and David are joined by Zach, the creator of JellyCuts - a text IDE for Shortcuts.
7/30/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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80: Automated Calendaring

Rose and David take on automating your calendar in several ways, including repeating events, templates, shortcuts, and calendar blocking apps. They also update the latest developments in automated time-tracking.
7/16/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 58 seconds
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79: Brett Terpstra

In this episode of Automators, Rosemary and David are joined by none other than Brett Terpstra, creator of Bunch, to talk about automation!
7/2/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 57 seconds
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78: WWDC 2021: Shortcuts comes to macOS

Hooray! Apple has made Shortcuts for the Mac. In this episode Rose and David dive deep on their initial impressions with the Mac version of Shortcuts and how well it plays with traditional Mac Automation.
6/18/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 9 seconds
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77: Unicorn Automation with Kathy Campbell

David and Rosemary are joined by The Unicorn Sidekick, Kathy Campbell, to talk automation. From Lightroom and handling thousands of photos, to Shortcuts for launching music playback, there's plenty of automation to discover!
6/4/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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76: Automating with Alfred

Rose and David dig in with ways they are using the Mac utility Alfred to automate using their Macs. This episode starts with the basics and then starts digging down.
5/21/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 56 seconds
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75: Bunches of Automation, with Jay Miller

In this episode, Rosemary and David chat to Jay Miller about how he automates, using Keyboard Maestro, Alfred, Bunch, and more.
5/7/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 1 second
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74: Stream Deck: Going Large

Rose and David have gone all-in with Elgato's Stream Deck as an automation tool. In this episode, they go deep into all the tricks and workflows to turn your Stream Deck into an automation robot.
4/23/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 42 seconds
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73: Custom Drafts Themes, Syntax, and more with Tim Nahumck

In this episode, David and Rosemary get Tim back on the show to talk about recent updates to Drafts and how he's using it to customize his workflow and how other people can take advantage of them too!
4/9/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 24 seconds
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72: Quality of Life Automation on the Mac

Rose and David explain many little automations that can improve your quality of life on your Mac.
3/26/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 36 seconds
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71: Automated Capture

In this episode, David and Rosemary tackle the sticky subject of automated capture. In places where no post-it has gone before, learn how they use Drafts, Obsidian, and task management and reference systems to handle their capture!
3/12/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 18 seconds
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70: Matthew Cassinelli and Changing Your Shortcuts Usage

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Matthew Cassinelli to talk about how his Shortcuts use has evolved with the changes to Shortcuts.
2/26/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 4 seconds
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69: Joe Buhlig and Automating OmniFocus

The Omni Group has released a remarkable automation platform for their apps, including OmniFocus. In this episode, automator Joe Buhlig joins to talk about his automation journey and working with the Omni Group's new platform.
2/12/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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68: Stephen Millard and ThoughtAsylum

Stephen Millard from Thought Asylum joins in to share his automation journey and his extraordinary ecosystem of plugins Drafts.
1/29/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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67: Automated Communications

In this episode, David and Rosemary attempt to automate as much communication as possible, from email to messages and TextExpander to Shortcuts and Drafts, there's plenty of ways to get stuck in!
1/15/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 44 seconds
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66: MFC Deck with Adam Tow

Automation wizard Adam Tow joins in this week to share the details of his new automation app, MFC Deck, and how Adam is automating his life.
1/1/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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65: 12 Days of Automation

The holidays are here so let's Automate! Rose and David cover 12 days of automation with cool ideas, tricks, and automation products to up your game this holiday season.
12/18/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds
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64: Quickeys and Automation Fun with Merlin Mann

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by the magical Merlin Mann to talk about his automation journey and problems. From the Simpsons to Synology, and Shortcuts, there's plenty to hear about.
12/4/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 54 seconds
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63: Home Automation Wizardry and Nerd Out

In this episode, David and Rosemary dive back into the wonderful world of home automation and look at Rosemary's new setup. From "You've Got Mail" to picking accessories, they go beyond the normal, and possibly the sane.
11/20/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 10 seconds
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62: Automation Fun with Alex Cox

Alex Cox joins the Automators this week to talk home automation, Drafts, Shortcuts, and how to learn new automation.
11/6/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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61: Widget Homescreen Nerdery

In this episode, David and Rosemary look at the widgets in iOS 14 and how you can automate to make sure you have the data you need, under your thumb.
10/23/20201 hour, 14 minutes
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60: Cloud Automation Check-In

Changes are afoot in the cloud automation space. IFTTT now has a pro tier. Zapier continues to improve. There's a new player on our radar, Integromat. In this episode, Rose and David break down the current state of cloud automation.
10/9/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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59: iOS 14 Shortcuts

In this episode, David and Rosemary dive into the iOS 14 update to Shortcuts and what it brings to all of us - as well as how they're using it.
9/25/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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58: Automating with TJ Luoma

TJ Luoma joins the Automators to talk about some of his favorite automations and all of the crazy things he is doing with his Stream Deck.
9/11/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 23 seconds
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57: Automating Meetings

In this episode, David and Rosemary talk about how you can automate various aspects of meetings - from invitations to notes, and more!
8/29/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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56: Document Automation

Strap in gang! Rose and David are digging in this time on document automation. Whether you assemble your words with text, the Web, or Microsoft Word, we've got ideas and automations. Our hosts also tackle stacking shortcuts in iOS, email automation, and scripting OmniFocus.
8/14/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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55: Drafts with Agile Tortoise

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise to talk about Drafts and how they're using it and text-based automations to improve their lives with everything from dinner alerts to complex project templates.
7/31/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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54: Scripting Time with Dr Drang

In this episode, Dr. Drang returns to the show to talk about scripting - why it's beneficial, and above all, why everyone can do it!
7/17/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 16 seconds
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53: WWDC 2020 Automation News

Rose and David bring all the automation news from Apple's 2020 Developer Conference.
7/3/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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52: Charty with Rodrigo Araujo

Charty developer Rodrigo Araujo joins us to talk about using Charty with Shortcuts and share some of his favorite personal automations.
6/19/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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51: Ken Case and Omni Automation

In this episode Ken Case, CEO of the Omni Group joins us to talk about adding automation in the form of Shortcuts and JavaScript scripting to the Omni Group apps, as well as his first, and favorite automations.
6/5/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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50: Some Favorite Automations

David and Rose celebrate episode 50 buy looking at the different flavors of automation and sharing some of their favorite automations for Shortcurts and Keyboard Maestro.
5/22/202058 minutes, 11 seconds
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49: Reusable Shortcuts with Scotty Jackson

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Scotty Jackson to talk about his Shortcuts based automations which cross into the web and beyond.
5/8/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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48: Automating Music

David and Rose tackle the best ways to automate your music. They also talk about automating calendars and email attachments.
4/24/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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47: The Daily Brief

In this episode, Rosemary and David dive into how they do a daily brief with Shortcuts on their devices.
4/10/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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46: Automating Dark Noise with Charlie Chapman

Dark Noise Developer Charlie Chapman joins the Automators to talk about his automation story and how he implemented automation in his Dark Noise application.
3/27/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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45: LaunchCuts, Feedback, and More!

In this week Rosemary and David dive headfirst into the feedback pile and look at Launchcuts as well as the new Pushcut automation server feature - and eye up some beta apps too!
3/13/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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44: Automating with Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts

Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts joins us to explain how he got started with AppleScripts, some of his favorites, and scripting areas of interest outside of AppleScript.
2/28/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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43: Capture and Review

In this episode, David and Rosemary look at their automations surrounding capture and review. Between Shortcuts and web based automations, Drafts and URL schemes there's plenty you can automate.
2/14/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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42: Toolbox Pro with Alex Hay

Toolbox Pro developer (and documentary film editor) Alex Hay joins us to explain how he stumbled from scratching his own itch to making a powerful Siri Shortcuts utility app, Toolbox Pro.
1/31/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 13 seconds
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41: Automated Health Tracking

In this episode, Rosemary and David tackle health tracking and how we can automate it to get all of the pluses with as few negatives as possible. From "smartifying" health devices, to building habits and accountability, it's all covered.
1/17/202057 minutes, 48 seconds
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40: Automating with Tim Stringer

Tim Stringer from LearnOmniFocus.com joins the Automators to talk about his Mac, iOS, and web-based automation.
1/3/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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39: Automating iBeacons

In this episode, David and Rosemary try all sorts of iBeacons and look at why, where, when, and how you use these little devices.
12/20/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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38: Simon Leeb and Pushcut

App developer Simon Leeb joins us to talk about his automation journey that turned into building an automation app, Pushcut. We also stray into the world of iBeacon and automation.
12/6/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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37: Mac Maintenance & Management Magic

In this episide, David and Rosemary set their sights on Mac maintenance and how to automate it, from clearing your trash to managing duplicates and even handling those pesky .ics files, nothing is safe from their automation!
11/22/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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36: Sal Soghoian's Control Panel

Sal Soghoian returns to the Automators to share his ingenious Mac control panel built with an iPad, a Luna display connector, and some clever automation. Sal also updates us on the Omni Javascript automation project.
11/8/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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35: Automating Business with Don McAllister

In this episode David and Rosemary are joined by Don McAllister, founder of ScreenCastsOnline, to talk about the automations he has set up to make running a small business easier for everyone!
10/25/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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34: Getting Cozy with Regular Expressions

Roll up your sleeves Automators. This week Rose and David tackle regular expressions. What are they? How do you make them? Where do you use them? All those questions get answered in this episode. Regex isn't as daunting as it may first seem.
10/11/201958 minutes, 45 seconds
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33: Packing List Extravaganza

In this episode, Rosemary and David climb out of their suitcases armed with a variety of Shortcuts, Scriptable Scripts, Trello Boards, Reminders, TextExpander Snippets, Keyboard Maestro Macros and even a Drafts action group to automate and manage your packing lists.
9/27/201953 minutes, 24 seconds
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32: Shortcuts iOS 13 Release and the Shortcuts Field Guide

Rose and David break down where Shortcuts is with respect to the 13.0 and 13.1 iOS updates. They also share some of their favorite new shortcuts with the new programming model. Also, David has a new Shortcuts Field Guide arriving next week.
9/13/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 12 seconds
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31: Making Your ScreenFlow Flow and More with J.F. Brissette

In this episode, Rosemary and David get to talk to J.F. Brissette who really loves to automate. From automating Screenflow with Keyboard Maestro to using the Terminal as a launcher, as well as regular expressions and looking into combining Dropbox and Chronosync this episode will definitely teach you something - even if it's only about finding opportunities for automation!
8/30/201954 minutes, 24 seconds
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30: Some Favorite Automations

Rose and David share some of their favorite recently created automations ranging from email, to meetings, to Rose's experiments on her new Mac mini.
8/16/201948 minutes, 2 seconds
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29: The Dark Dungeon with Adam Tow

In this episode David and Rose talk to Adam Tow, creator of MsgFiler, automator, and Shortcuts creator about a few of his amazing automations. From having photos taken on his DLSR automatically shared to him via iMessage to playing text adventure games with Shortcuts, there is plenty of automation fun to be had!
8/2/201951 minutes, 45 seconds
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28: Keyboard Maestro and the Mac

Rose and David take a closer look at Keyboard Maestro, the swiss army knife of automation for the Mac. Get $5 off David's new Keyboard Maestro Field Guide until the end of July with code "AUTOMATORSKM".
7/20/201942 minutes, 11 seconds
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27: Shortcuts in iOS 13 - Diving into the Deep End!

In this episode, Rose and David throw caution to the wind and install iOS & iPadOS betas on everything. There are crashes and updates, all in the name of finding out just how impressive the new Shortcuts really is.
7/5/20191 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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26: Getting Started with HomeKit

Rose is now banned from scooters, and how get started with HomeKit - from building your system to real automations that actually make your life easier!
6/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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25: WWDC 2019 Automation Update

Happy WWDC week! David and Rose are on the ground at WWDC in San Jose to bring you up to speed on the new automation heading to iOS and iPadOS. They also recap WWDC, the Automator's meetup, and Rose describes how she lost a fight with a leaf.
6/7/20191 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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24: Automating with Airtable

Rose and David are getting serious about Airtable, the online-based database/spreadsheet/thingy. In this episode, they explain how Airtable works, how they're using it to Automate the Automators, and additional uses for Airtable.
5/24/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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23: Diving into Drafts Automation with Tim "The Drafts Man" Nahumck

In this episode Rosemary and David get Tim the Drafts Man to talk about how he uses Drafts, sharing actions, tips and tricks.
5/10/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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22: Text Expansion

Text expansion is a simple sort of automation but also a powerful one. In this episode, Rose and David go deep on text automation, the tools they use, and some of their favorites ways to use text automation to get their work done faster.
4/26/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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21: Invoicing, Writing, and Regular Expressions with Dr. Drang

In this episode of Automators Rosemary and David interview the mysterious internet legend Dr. Drang. As well as talking about Python, Perl, and AppleScript, they also dive into regular expressions, Shortcuts, Drafts, Keyboard Maestro, and how you can combine all of these in various different workflows!
4/12/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 46 seconds
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20: Mad Science Automation with Brett Terpstra

Brett Terpstra, the mad scientist automator, joins to talk about how he got started in automation and share some great workflows for keyboard and trackpad automation, extending automation to your home, and more.
3/29/20191 hour, 3 minutes
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19: Shortcuts Updates

In this episode of Automators Rose and David dive into the recent and upcoming updates to Shortcuts. They nerd out on weather and notes, as well as their love for the dictionary updates!
3/15/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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18: Terminal Automation with John Siracusa

Web programmer John Siracusa joins the Automators to share his thoughts on automation workflows, the best programming language for automation, and how automating your Mac desktop can become a road to madness.
3/1/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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17: Live at PodCon

This week David and Rose come to us live from PodCon with a very enthusiastic audience where they take the opportunity to dive into some of their travel automation setups. Once back in the studio they then go through some of the great feedback they've received recently.
2/15/201944 minutes, 9 seconds
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16: Yoga Automation with Myke Hurley

Myke Hurley is relatively new to automation but found many ways to simplify his day via automation. In this episode, Myke share several simple to implement, yet crazy useful automations.
2/1/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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15: Automated Time Tracking

In this episode Rose and David dive into time tracking, including the why, the how, and then most importantly - how to automate it!
1/18/201947 minutes, 53 seconds
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14: Automated Journaling

Rose and David tackle the challenge of journaling and how to use automation to make it easier.
1/4/201940 minutes, 9 seconds
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13: Launch Center Pro with David Barnard

In this episode David and Rose dive deep into the new version 3 of Launch Center Pro - with David Barnard from Contrast! They look at the history of the app, changes in version 3, and how it fits into their workflows today.
12/21/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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12: Automated Holidays

It's holiday time so what happens when you throw two automation nerds at things like holiday decorations, festive music, and ? Listen and find out.
12/7/201841 minutes, 9 seconds
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11: Shortcuts Homescreens!

Have you heard of the Shortcuts home screen fad? Where your home screen is just Shortcuts? David and Rose explore all of the possibilities, advantages, disadvantages and fun things you can do with Shortcuts on your home screen - and beyond.
11/23/201858 minutes, 22 seconds
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10: Using Zapier Web Automation

This week David and Rose dive into the popular web automation service Zapier and explain how you can automate your systems via the web.
11/9/201841 minutes, 53 seconds
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9: Scriptable with Simon Støvring

In this episode David and Rose get to talk to Simon Støvring, maker of Scriptable an app which allows you to control your iPhone with JavaScript. Simon shares some of the journey he experienced making the app, and what you can actually do with Scriptable.
10/26/201844 minutes, 50 seconds
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8: File Automation

Putting files in the right places is a pain in the neck. It's tedious and way too easy to make a mistake. Our intrepid automators are here to save the day on the Mac and iOS.
10/12/201852 minutes, 24 seconds
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7: Feedback Time!

In this episode Rose and David dive into their very first feedback show. There's a quick look at what changed since the podcast started, a sneak peak of some of the upcoming episode topics, and much more including a brand new app - Scriptable, and automating timers!
9/28/201830 minutes, 48 seconds
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6: Automating iOS with Matthew Cassinelli

iOS power user Matthew Cassinelli joins us to share some great iOS automation workflows.
9/15/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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5: Project Templates

In this episode of Automators David and Rose get nerdy with project templates. They start out with what a project template is and how it can help you, and go through using basic project templates all the way up to more complex options. While both of them are OmniFocus users, project templates can be used in any task management system - and is something that everyone can use.
8/31/201840 minutes, 20 seconds
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4: First Look at Siri Shortcuts

Rose and David have been busy trying out the Siri Shortcuts beta. This episode looks closely at how Siri Shortcuts is better (and worse) than Workflow along with some hopes for where this is all heading.
8/17/201841 minutes, 54 seconds
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3: Converting Numbers Sheets to Keynote Graphs with Sal Soghoian

In this episode we sat down with Sal Soghoian to learn how to use AppleScript to turn a Numbers table, column, or row, into a chart in Keynote. We also dove into the history of AppleScript, what parts of it mean, and how you can learn it too.
8/3/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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2: Email Automation

In this episode, our intrepid Automators dive into email and cover the best ways to get your Mac, iOS devices, and the web wrangling your email for you.
7/20/201856 minutes, 46 seconds
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1: Automating Calendar Events

Starting with (complex) repeats, working all the way up to AppleScript - with examples. We take you through approximately 10 ways to automate calendar events!
7/6/201837 minutes, 21 seconds
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0: Introduction

Welcome to Automators! In this preview episode David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard tell you all about their new podcast, why they love automation, and that yes, you can automate things!
7/2/20183 minutes, 24 seconds