2. Building Simple Workflows

The best way to learn to use Automator is to dive in and build a practical workflow that accomplishes something you do repeatedly. Not only will such a project familiarize you with Automator’s interface, it will show you how much of a difference the application can make in your unique workflow.

To help you get started, this chapter walks you through creating several simple workflows:

image Email Daily Birthday Greetings. Creates birthday greeting emails for anyone in your Address Book whose birthday is the current day.


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