Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the article adds, which would be good news for, among others, those interested in scripting on macOS.

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Mojave's Quick Actions: How they work and how to create a custom action

Mojave's Quick Actions: How they work and how to create a custom action

Before you know it, macOS 10.14 "Mojave" will be available and you may want to install it on your Mac. I've been testing Mojave on my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for about a month, and it's not only stable, but I'm already using some of the new features to increase my productivity. Today I'll give you a look at Finder Quick Actions in Mojave, which provides a new way to quickly edit files without needing to launch an app to do so.

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So, Apple, when are we going to see some info about Workflow for the Mac?

So, Apple, when are we going to see some info about Workflow for the Mac?

Since Apple has apparently lost interest in its AppleScript and Automator scripting solutions — almost a year ago, Sal Soghoian’s position as product manager of Automation Technologies at Apple was terminated, after nearly 20 years at the company — it’s about time to offer some details on when/if Workflow will come to the Mac. 

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Rumor: iOS 11, macOS 10.13 to feature app based on Workflow

Rumor: iOS 11, macOS 10.13 to feature app based on Workflow

iOS 11 and macOS 10.3 — which will be previewed at next month’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference — will offer a new Automator app that integrates the functionality from the recently-acquired Workflow app, according to the Redmond Pie site, citing an unnamed “individual posting about Apple’s upcoming plans.”

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Craig Federighi: Apple will continue support for ‘great automation technologies in macOS’

Craig Federighi: Apple will continue support for ‘great automation technologies in macOS’

Responding to the brouhaha that the position of product manager of Automation Technologies has been eliminated, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, told 9to5Mac that “we have every intent to continue our support for great automation technologies in macOS.”

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Power Manager makes it easier for Mac users to be ‘green’

Power Manager makes it easier for Mac users to be ‘green’

As the pace of technology's development continues to gain speed, so it seems does our daily lives. Plus the more technology you use, the more energy you consume. So up goes your carbon footprint. Ideally, if I had an assistant who could remind me of my scheduled tasks and would follow me around to turn things off when I'm not using them, I'd be set.

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 10

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 10

This is the tenth post in a 12 part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz.

For the tenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

10. Scripts Store

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