Automator is a brand new Mac OS X application. With it, you can automate tasks with drag-and-drop simplicity.
Here’s how it works. You use Automator to create a workflow. A workflow is a series of steps, called actions, each of which work with a specific application. For example, a Finder action might connect to a server or create an archive. A Mail action might check for new mail or send messages. You drag actions from a list to a workflow window, where you can set options, if necessary.
There are two related concepts you must keep in mind when working with actions:
Input is information required for an action to complete. Input can be something you provide, such as a selection of items in a window, or it can be the result of another ...