13. Building Advanced Workflows

You now know how to create some pretty powerful workflows using a combination of actions and variables. You can, however, take your workflows even further by implementing some advanced techniques that leverage the power of AppleScript, UNIX, and more.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about actions and variables that allow you to execute AppleScript and shell script code as part of a workflow, giving you direct access from within a workflow to countless scriptable applications and processes that may not otherwise be directly accessible in Automator. You’ll also learn how to write AppleScripts to automate repetitive tasks within Automator itself.

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