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Ambrosia Releases WireTap Pro 1.1.0

Ambrosia Software has released version 1.1.0 of WireTap Pro, their audio recording utility. This new version features OS X Tiger compatibility and contains an Automator action, Single Timed Recording. WireTap Pro is $19.00 or free for registered users of 1.0. More »

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Automator Technology Guide Ships

Automated Workflows new book Mac OS X Technology Guide to Automator, by Ben Waldie, is now shipping, and is available as a PDF for $14.95 or in print for $29.95 (please consider purchasing the print version via Amazon, it helps support this site).

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More Actions from Complete Digital Photography

Ben Long has updated his collection of Photoshop Automator actions yet again. New actions include Filter From Orientation, Assign Color Profile, Assign Epson 2200 Profile and Filter by Aspect Ratio. Also checkout his Automator article at creativepro.com.

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Transmit 3.2 Updates with Actions

Panic has released version 3.2 of Transmit, their OS X FTP client. Transmit 3.2 includes three Automator actions: Upload Files, Download Files and Synchronize Files. A single-user license is $29.95, or is free for upgrading Transmit 3 users. For Automator users looking to incorporate FTP into their workflows this is a must-have.

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Well Duh…

D’Arcy Norman has made the astute observation that “Automator Freaking ROCKS!”, with a workflow he whipped up on-the-fly to handle a very specific batch operation (filters all TIFFs within a selected folder, copies them to a designated folder then converts them to JPEG).

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NetNewsWire 2.0 Adds Actions

Ranchero Software has released NetNewsWire 2.0 which includes five Automator actions; Open URLs in Tabs, Subscribe to Feeds with URLs, Export Subscriptions to Files, Get Current URL from NetNewsWire and Get Current Webpage from NetNewsWire (screenshot). NetNewsWire 2.0 is $24.95. The NetNewsWire/MarsEdit bundle is $39.95.

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Automator Actions for ecto

ecto, a nifty blogging client, has updated with a series of new Automator actions. Actions include Select Blog, Get Contents, Set Contents, Set Date, Set Draft Options and Upload Images.

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Grab Movies from iTunes Music Store

Apple-X.net has created a nifty workflow that uses the iTMS and Automator to download and save cached movie files.

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Getting Folksy with Automator

I’ve never heard of folksonomy, “the process of adding keywords, or tags, to data in an effort to arrange it into loose ‘clouds’ of connectivity,” but if you’re into that sort of thing, Giles Turnbull at MacDevCenter has written up a quick Automator and Spotlight walkthrough.

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Complete Digital Photography Updates Actions

Ben Long at Complete Digital Photography has updated his suite of terrific Photoshop Actions with two new ones More »

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Hula Girl vs. Automator: The Ultimate Battle

File Rush News, a site I have never heard of and whose purpose I’m not entirely clear on, is pitting the Automator logo (I resist referring to it by its given name Otto) against the oddly popular Hula Girl Dashboard Widget (currently #3 with a bullet) in a battle royale for the coveted spot as their Apple category icon.

Hey, it’s Friday.

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Automated Workflows Releases More Actions

Automated Workflows has released new Automator Actions for Photoshop, FileMaker, InDesign and iPhoto. They may be downloaded and purchased individually or as “Action Packs.” More »

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Red Sweater Software Announces FastScripts 2.2.1

Red Sweater Software announced today the release of FastScripts 2.2.1, “the super-charged script utility fo Mac OS X.” FastScripts is a replacement for the Applescript menu, and version 2.2.1 features support for Automator; it can be used to run workflows without launching the application. A single-user license is US$15.

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MacDevCenter: Write Your Own Automator Actions

Unsatisfied with Apple’s bundled Automator Actions? Matt Neuburg at MacDevCenter has written a concise overview for creating your own. The article features a step-by-step approach with helpful screenshots.

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Sample Manager 2.1 with Actions Released

Audiofile Engineering has released version 2.1 of Sample Manager, their batch audio processor for Mac OS X, which now supports Automator with 28 actions. Sample Manager is priced at $69, upgrades for registered users are $19.