Automator in the Morning

November 24, 2008 Comments Off on Automator in the Morning

Every morning I open the same applications and rather than type each of them into Spotlight or open them one at a time from the dock I made an [Automator][1] application to do this for me. Automator comes with OS X and it is easy to create your own:

1. Open Applications » Automator

2. Choose Custom in the splash screen that pops up

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3. Type launch into the search box in Automator

4. Drag Launch Application into the working area on the right

5. Use the pull-down menu to select the application you want

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6. Repeat for all the applications you want to launch together

7. File » Save As » Application

Now you can just type a few letters into Spotlight to get started every morning or place it in your dock if you’re a dock user.

[1]: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html#automator

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