1. Help
    April 1st, 2015 by Kenny Hemphill
    Batch resize images with Automator

    Automator is a tool included with OS X which allows you to build custom workflows to perform both simple and complex tasks, such as renaming files...

  2. Features
    November 3rd, 2014 by Macworld Staff
    Hack your Mac

    Smart Mac users know that taking some time to figure out a faster way to do something pays off in the long run. That’s why they employ powerful...

  3. Help
    October 20th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    ‘OK, Mac’: Using Automator’s Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite

    Over the past few years we’ve grown accustomed to using our voice to interact with Siri-enabled iOS devices. So why not expect a similar experience...

  4. Help
    September 3rd, 2014 by Macworld Staff
    Automate your Mac: three smart hacks for managing files

    Managing files and folders is one of the most obvious – and easiest – chores to automate on your Mac, thanks to specialised tools like Hazel,...

  5. Help
    May 10th, 2014 by Ben Waldie
    Power tools: make events on your Mac trigger iOS notifications

    Let’s say you’ve got a really cool Automator workflow that saves you tons of time but takes a while to run. Do you really have to sit around,...

  6. Blogs
    April 30th, 2014 by Marco Tabini
    Why Apple should open up the iOS sandbox

    In the world of smartphone punditry, the idea of sandboxing – restricting software to dealing only with the files or capabilities it absolute needs...

  7. Help
    February 21st, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Automator workflow: collect Calendar events in an Excel spreadsheet

    We may now be firmly planted in 2014, but many of us can’t leave 2013 behind just yet. Taxes (and their accompanying records) are due in a few months,...

  8. Help
    February 4th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to batch rename files for free

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous would prefer to forgo some busy work. He writes: “I’ve been working on a project for a couple of months...

  9. Blogs
    January 7th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    Seven New Year’s resolutions for the Mac home office

    I usually lose all enthusiasm for the shiny new habits of the new year by about 4 January, giving me the rest of the year to feel like a failure....

  10. Help
    December 4th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    An easier way to burn movies to DVD

    It’s no secret that Apple has little-to-no interest in DVDs. Just take a look at the removable media drives…now missing from all new Macs....

  11. Help
    November 4th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    How to make the most of Mavericks’ Finder tags

    Mavericks’ Finder tags feature gives you the ability to assign labels and keywords to your files and folders, which is a mighty fine thing if you’re...

  12. Help
    October 15th, 2013 by Joe Kissell
    Six quick Spotlight tips

    Sometimes it can be just as challenging to find a file on your own Mac as on the web. A few tips will put you on the right path. 1. Brush up on Spotlight...

  13. Help
    October 1st, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    Automator workflow of the month: Automate kiosk presentations

    Increasingly we find video monitors in offices and stores that play looping slideshows. All too often these things must either be started by the first...

  14. Help
    August 29th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    Automator workflow of the month: automatically file downloaded items

    Like all good Automator workflows, this one is hatched from something I find to be an annoyance. I download a lot of files – disk images, songs,...

  15. App Guide
    August 8th, 2013 by Josh Centers
    OptiPNG

    Over at TidBITS, we use the PNG (portable network graphics) image format exclusively for our images. Sometimes, an image can be 1MB or larger, but...

  16. Help
    July 30th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    Automator workflow of the month: easily encrypt folders

    You can use Apple’s Disk Utility to convert a folder into an encrypted disk image – a protected archive that you unlock with a password. Such...

  17. App Guide
    July 23rd, 2013 by Dan Frakes
    LaunchBar 5.5.2

    We’ve long been fans of Objective Development’s US$35 LaunchBar, an app-launching, file-managing, data-accessing, do-everything utility. We’ve...

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