Automation on the Mac
August 13, 2019 by Nathan Lott
www.macappleusers.com — User group, screencasts, blog
vimeo.com/Capmac — CapMac Vimeo Page
youtube.com/nathanlott — My Youtube Channel
Great Resources for more info
Sal Soghoian—former employee at Apple as product manager for automation technologies and owner of http://macosxautomation.com/index.html
Matthew Cassinelli—was on the Workflow team before they were bought by Apple and changed to Shortcuts http://matthewcassinelli.com
David Sparks aka MacSparky — Author of online courses on Shortcuts, Keyboard Maestro, Hazel and other programs. Co-host of Mac PowerUsers podcast and Automators https://learn.macsparky.com; https://www.relay.fm/mpu; https:// automators.fm
Federico Viticci — the king of Shortcuts (in my opinion), a developer from Rome and owner of http://macstories.net
Shortcuts — iOS; Available for free from Apple on the iOS App Store. Will come built-in to the
phone and iPad in iOS 13
Keyboard Maestro — MacOS; $36 from www.keyboardmaestro.com
Hazel — MacOS; $32 from www.noodlesoft.com
Better Touch Tool — MacOS; $7.50 from www.folivora.ai ; iOS remote on iOS App Store Automator — MacOS; free, built-in to every Mac.
More About The Presenter
Nathan is fascinated with the idea of automating tasks on the Mac, iPhone and iPad. He presented ways to use your iPhone to make your music playlist more convenient. He has experimented with third party apps like Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, Text Expander, and Better Touch Tool and described their uses to members. If you want to implement one of Nathan’s automation ideas and you’ve missed a critical step, he has posted a number of vimeo explanations. They can be reached via the CapMac website where you can link to them to refresh your memory.
Nathan has the good fortune to have lived all his life in San Antonio. For the past 10 years, he has led monthly presentations for the San Antonio MacApple Users group. He earned a masters in Library Science from University of North Texas and a Masters and Bachelors of Music from Texas State University in San Marcos.