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How to Make an Image-Converting Folder in macOS

Friday June 26, 2020 11:01 am PDT by
Batch converting images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to repeatedly convert images – for uploading to a blog, for example – then using a Folder Action can be a much faster way of getting the job done. In this article, we'll show you how to use the macOS Automator app to create a very simple Folder Action that will automatically...

How to Set Up a System-Wide Word Count Service on Your Mac

Friday May 11, 2018 12:14 am PDT by
In this article, we're going to show you how to create a system-wide service that enables you to get an immediate word count and character count in TextEdit, Safari, Mail, or indeed any app on your Mac that lets you highlight text. It offers a handy home-made solution if you often find yourself pasting into a blank Word or Pages document for no other reason than to find out how many words are in...

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Mac Automation Product Manager Sal Soghoian Leaves Apple After Position Eliminated

Wednesday November 16, 2016 6:43 pm PST by
Apple has eliminated the Product Manager of Automated Technologies role, ending Sal Soghoian's employment with the company. Soghoian revealed the news at the MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, according to Mac Observer. He also posted about the news on his website, which is dedicated to the user automation community. Q. I hear you no longer work for Apple; is that true? A. Correct. I joined...