Automators

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Automation makes your life easier and everyone can do it. We tell you how. Hosted by David Sparks and Rose Orchard.

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Automators 21: Invoicing, Writing, and Regular Expressions with Dr. Drang
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In this episode of Automators Rosemary and David interview the mysterious internet legend Dr. Drang. As well as talking about Python, Perl, and AppleScript, they also dive into regular expressions, Shortcuts, Drafts, Keyboard Maestro, and how you can combine all of these in various different workflows!
Apr 12, 2019
Automators 20: Mad Science Automation with Brett Terpstra
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Brett Terpstra, the mad scientist automator, joins to talk about how he got started in automation and share some great workflows for keyboard and trackpad automation, extending automation to your home, and more.
Mar 29, 2019
Automators 19: Shortcuts Updates
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In this episode of Automators Rose and David dive into the recent and upcoming updates to Shortcuts. They nerd out on weather and notes, as well as their love for the dictionary updates!
Mar 15, 2019
Automators 18: Terminal Automation with John Siracusa
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Web programmer John Siracusa joins the Automators to share his thoughts on automation workflows, the best programming language for automation, and how automating your Mac desktop can become a road to madness.
Mar 01, 2019
Automators 17: Live at PodCon
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This week David and Rose come to us live from PodCon with a very enthusiastic audience where they take the opportunity to dive into some of their travel automation setups. Once back in the studio they then go through some of the great feedback they've received recently.
Feb 15, 2019
Automators 16: Yoga Automation with Myke Hurley
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Myke Hurley is relatively new to automation but found many ways to simplify his day via automation. In this episode, Myke share several simple to implement, yet crazy useful automations.
Feb 01, 2019
Automators 15: Automated Time Tracking
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In this episode Rose and David dive into time tracking, including the why, the how, and then most importantly - how to automate it!
Jan 18, 2019
Automators 14: Automated Journaling
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Rose and David tackle the challenge of journaling and how to use automation to make it easier.
Jan 04, 2019
Automators 13: Launch Center Pro with David Barnard
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In this episode David and Rose dive deep into the new version 3 of Launch Center Pro - with David Barnard from Contrast! They look at the history of the app, changes in version 3, and how it fits into their workflows today.
Dec 21, 2018
Automators 12: Automated Holidays
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It's holiday time so what happens when you throw two automation nerds at things like holiday decorations, festive music, and ? Listen and find out.
Dec 07, 2018
Automators 11: Shortcuts Homescreens!
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Have you heard of the Shortcuts home screen fad? Where your home screen is just Shortcuts? David and Rose explore all of the possibilities, advantages, disadvantages and fun things you can do with Shortcuts on your home screen - and beyond.
Nov 23, 2018
Automators 10: Using Zapier Web Automation
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This week David and Rose dive into the popular web automation service Zapier and explain how you can automate your systems via the web.
Nov 09, 2018
Automators 9: Scriptable with Simon Støvring
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In this episode David and Rose get to talk to Simon Støvring, maker of Scriptable an app which allows you to control your iPhone with JavaScript. Simon shares some of the journey he experienced making the app, and what you can actually do with Scriptable.
Oct 26, 2018
Automators 8: File Automation
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Putting files in the right places is a pain in the neck. It's tedious and way too easy to make a mistake. Our intrepid automators are here to save the day on the Mac and iOS.
Oct 12, 2018
Automators 7: Feedback Time!
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In this episode Rose and David dive into their very first feedback show. There's a quick look at what changed since the podcast started, a sneak peak of some of the upcoming episode topics, and much more including a brand new app - Scriptable, and automating timers!
Sep 28, 2018
Automators 6: Automating iOS with Matthew Cassinelli
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iOS power user Matthew Cassinelli joins us to share some great iOS automation workflows.
Sep 15, 2018
Automators 5: Project Templates
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In this episode of Automators David and Rose get nerdy with project templates. They start out with what a project template is and how it can help you, and go through using basic project templates all the way up to more complex options. While both of them are OmniFocus users, project templates can be used in any task management system - and is something that everyone can use.
Aug 31, 2018
Automators 4: First Look at Siri Shortcuts
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Rose and David have been busy trying out the Siri Shortcuts beta. This episode looks closely at how Siri Shortcuts is better (and worse) than Workflow along with some hopes for where this is all heading.
Aug 17, 2018
Automators 3: Converting Numbers Sheets to Keynote Graphs with Sal Soghoian
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In this episode we sat down with Sal Soghoian to learn how to use AppleScript to turn a Numbers table, column, or row, into a chart in Keynote. We also dove into the history of AppleScript, what parts of it mean, and how you can learn it too.
Aug 03, 2018
Automators 2: Email Automation
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In this episode, our intrepid Automators dive into email and cover the best ways to get your Mac, iOS devices, and the web wrangling your email for you.
Jul 20, 2018
Automators 1: Automating Calendar Events
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Starting with (complex) repeats, working all the way up to AppleScript - with examples. We take you through approximately 10 ways to automate calendar events!
Jul 06, 2018
Automators 0: Introduction
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Welcome to Automators! In this preview episode David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard tell you all about their new podcast, why they love automation, and that yes, you can automate things!
Jul 02, 2018