Mac OS X has included Automator to help us deal with works we have to perform repeatedly. No need to learn how to code, you can put every step of your
Mac OS X has included Automator to help us deal with works we have to perform repeatedly. No need to learn how to code, you can put every step of your workflow in the right order and transfer it to Automator, saving your time and improving productivity.
What amazing tool you should make use of! Read this article and learn how to create your first Automator workflow. After that, you will be never facing with boring stuff which is time-consuming and tedious.
Save your time with Automator Workflow.
Step 1. Run Automator.
Go to “Launchpad -> Other -> Automator” or enable Spotlight and type into “Automator”.
Step 2. Create a new Workflow.
Select “Workflow” and click “Choose” for next step.
Step 3. Drag actions or files to build workflow.
In this article, we will show you how to copy one or more files or folders to different finder locations with Automator.
Choose “Get Specified Finder Items” firstly and drag it to the Workflow window You can enter keywords in the search bar to locate your actions faster.
Then add the files or folders by clicking “Add” button.
Choose “Copy Finder Items” secondly and drag it to the right panel. You can add more than one actions so you can copy your items to multiple destination folders at one time.
Replacing existing files will be enabled if you tick the option.
Step 4. Run workflow from Automator.
Click the “Run” button in the upper right corner and the workflow will get started. Automator will copy the added items to the new destination folders by following every step.
Step 5. Save your workflow.
Name your workflow and save it to the hard disk. You can do the trick by clicking the saved workflow icon.
In the end
Now, you have read the theory and you can build your own custom workflow as a programmer. However, Automator has 15 libraries with more than 200 actions, you should learn more to use its proficiency.