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Automators

131 episodes - English - Latest episode: 25 days ago - ★★★★★ - 119 ratings

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

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Episodes

74: Stream Deck: Going Large

April 23, 2021 19:15 - 1 hour - 103 MB

Rose and David have gone all-in with Elgato's Stream Deck as an automation tool. In this episode, they go deep into all the tricks and workflows to turn your Stream Deck into an automation robot.

73: Custom Drafts Themes, Syntax, and more with Tim Nahumck

April 09, 2021 17:15 - 1 hour - 90.2 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary get Tim back on the show to talk about recent updates to Drafts and how he's using it to customize his workflow and how other people can take advantage of them too!

72: Quality of Life Automation on the Mac

March 26, 2021 16:00 - 1 hour - 99.6 MB

Rose and David explain many little automations that can improve your quality of life on your Mac.

71: Automated Capture

March 12, 2021 21:30 - 1 hour - 83.7 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary tackle the sticky subject of automated capture. In places where no post-it has gone before, learn how they use Drafts, Obsidian, and task management and reference systems to handle their capture!

70: Matthew Cassinelli and Changing Your Shortcuts Usage

February 26, 2021 22:00 - 1 hour - 88.1 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Matthew Cassinelli to talk about how his Shortcuts use has evolved with the changes to Shortcuts.

69: Joe Buhlig and Automating OmniFocus

February 12, 2021 21:30 - 1 hour - 81.4 MB

The Omni Group has released a remarkable automation platform for their apps, including OmniFocus. In this episode, automator Joe Buhlig joins to talk about his automation journey and working with the Omni Group's new platform.

68: Stephen Millard and ThoughtAsylum

January 29, 2021 20:30 - 1 hour - 65.5 MB

Stephen Millard from Thought Asylum joins in to share his automation journey and his extraordinary ecosystem of plugins Drafts.

67: Automated Communications

January 15, 2021 18:30 - 1 hour - 65.8 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary attempt to automate as much communication as possible, from email to messages and TextExpander to Shortcuts and Drafts, there's plenty of ways to get stuck in!

66: MFC Deck with Adam Tow

January 01, 2021 18:45 - 1 hour - 63 MB

Automation wizard Adam Tow joins in this week to share the details of his new automation app, MFC Deck, and how Adam is automating his life.

65: 12 Days of Automation

December 18, 2020 21:30 - 1 hour - 82 MB

The holidays are here so let's Automate! Rose and David cover 12 days of automation with cool ideas, tricks, and automation products to up your game this holiday season.

64: Quickeys and Automation Fun with Merlin Mann

December 04, 2020 18:30 - 1 hour - 96.2 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by the magical Merlin Mann to talk about his automation journey and problems. From the Simpsons to Synology, and Shortcuts, there's plenty to hear about.

63: Home Automation Wizardry and Nerd Out

November 20, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour - 83.6 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary dive back into the wonderful world of home automation and look at Rosemary's new setup. From "You've Got Mail" to picking accessories, they go beyond the normal, and possibly the sane.

62: Automation Fun with Alex Cox

November 06, 2020 18:30 - 1 hour - 81.4 MB

Alex Cox joins the Automators this week to talk home automation, Drafts, Shortcuts, and how to learn new automation.

61: Widget Homescreen Nerdery

October 23, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour - 67.9 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary look at the widgets in iOS 14 and how you can automate to make sure you have the data you need, under your thumb.

60: Cloud Automation Check-In

October 09, 2020 20:15 - 1 hour - 65.7 MB

Changes are afoot in the cloud automation space. IFTTT now has a pro tier. Zapier continues to improve. There's a new player on our radar, Integromat. In this episode, Rose and David break down the current state of cloud automation.

59: iOS 14 Shortcuts

September 25, 2020 23:15 - 1 hour - 64.8 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary dive into the iOS 14 update to Shortcuts and what it brings to all of us - as well as how they're using it.

58: Automating with TJ Luoma

September 11, 2020 19:00 - 1 hour - 84.7 MB

TJ Luoma joins the Automators to talk about some of his favorite automations and all of the crazy things he is doing with his Stream Deck.

57: Automating Meetings

August 29, 2020 00:00 - 1 hour - 65.5 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary talk about how you can automate various aspects of meetings - from invitations to notes, and more!

56: Document Automation

August 14, 2020 17:45 - 1 hour - 75.7 MB

Strap in gang! Rose and David are digging in this time on document automation. Whether you assemble your words with text, the Web, or Microsoft Word, we've got ideas and automations. Our hosts also tackle stacking shortcuts in iOS, email automation, and scripting OmniFocus.

55: Drafts with Agile Tortoise

July 31, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour - 74.3 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise to talk about Drafts and how they're using it and text-based automations to improve their lives with everything from dinner alerts to complex project templates.

Automators 55: Drafts with Agile Tortoise

July 31, 2020 17:00

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise to talk about Drafts and how they're using it and text-based automations to improve their lives with everything from dinner alerts to complex project templates.

54: Scripting Time with Dr Drang

July 17, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour - 88.3 MB

In this episode, Dr. Drang returns to the show to talk about scripting - why it's beneficial, and above all, why everyone can do it!

Automators 54: Scripting Time with Dr Drang

July 17, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour - 88.3 MB

In this episode, Dr. Drang returns to the show to talk about scripting - why it's beneficial, and above all, why everyone can do it!

Automators 53: WWDC 2020 Automation News

July 03, 2020 23:00 - 1 hour - 63.4 MB

Rose and David bring all the automation news from Apple's 2020 Developer Conference.

53: WWDC 2020 Automation News

July 03, 2020 23:00 - 1 hour - 63.4 MB

Rose and David bring all the automation news from Apple's 2020 Developer Conference.

52: Charty with Rodrigo Araujo

June 19, 2020 20:15 - 1 hour - 58.1 MB

Charty developer Rodrigo Araujo joins us to talk about using Charty with Shortcuts and share some of his favorite personal automations.

Automators 52: Charty with Rodrigo Araujo

June 19, 2020 20:15 - 1 hour - 58.1 MB

Charty developer Rodrigo Araujo joins us to talk about using Charty with Shortcuts and share some of his favorite personal automations.

51: Ken Case and Omni Automation

June 05, 2020 18:00 - 1 hour - 57.4 MB

In this episode Ken Case, CEO of the Omni Group joins us to talk about adding automation in the form of Shortcuts and JavaScript scripting to the Omni Group apps, as well as his first, and favorite automations.

Automators 51: Ken Case and Omni Automation

June 05, 2020 18:00 - 1 hour - 57.4 MB

In this episode Ken Case, CEO of the Omni Group joins us to talk about adding automation in the form of Shortcuts and JavaScript scripting to the Omni Group apps, as well as his first, and favorite automations.

50: Some Favorite Automations

May 22, 2020 20:45 - 58 minutes - 53.4 MB

David and Rose celebrate episode 50 buy looking at the different flavors of automation and sharing some of their favorite automations for Shortcurts and Keyboard Maestro.

Automators 50: Some Favorite Automations

May 22, 2020 20:45 - 58 minutes - 53.4 MB

David and Rose celebrate episode 50 buy looking at the different flavors of automation and sharing some of their favorite automations for Shortcurts and Keyboard Maestro.

Automators 49: Reusable Shortcuts with Scotty Jackson

May 08, 2020 21:30 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Scotty Jackson to talk about his Shortcuts based automations which cross into the web and beyond.

49: Reusable Shortcuts with Scotty Jackson

May 08, 2020 21:30 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary are joined by Scotty Jackson to talk about his Shortcuts based automations which cross into the web and beyond.

Automators 48: Automating Music

April 24, 2020 18:30 - 1 hour - 65.2 MB

David and Rose tackle the best ways to automate your music. They also talk about automating calendars and email attachments.

48: Automating Music

April 24, 2020 18:30 - 1 hour - 65.2 MB

David and Rose tackle the best ways to automate your music. They also talk about automating calendars and email attachments.

Automators 47: The Daily Brief

April 10, 2020 14:00 - 1 hour - 62.2 MB

In this episode, Rosemary and David dive into how they do a daily brief with Shortcuts on their devices.

47: The Daily Brief

April 10, 2020 14:00 - 1 hour - 62.2 MB

In this episode, Rosemary and David dive into how they do a daily brief with Shortcuts on their devices.

46: Automating Dark Noise with Charlie Chapman

March 27, 2020 23:15 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

Dark Noise Developer Charlie Chapman joins the Automators to talk about his automation story and how he implemented automation in his Dark Noise application.

Automators 46: Automating Dark Noise with Charlie Chapman

March 27, 2020 23:15 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

Dark Noise Developer Charlie Chapman joins the Automators to talk about his automation story and how he implemented automation in his Dark Noise application.

Automators 45: LaunchCuts, Feedback, and More!

March 13, 2020 23:45 - 1 hour - 67 MB

In this week Rosemary and David dive headfirst into the feedback pile and look at Launchcuts as well as the new Pushcut automation server feature - and eye up some beta apps too!

45: LaunchCuts, Feedback, and More!

March 13, 2020 23:45 - 1 hour - 67 MB

In this week Rosemary and David dive headfirst into the feedback pile and look at Launchcuts as well as the new Pushcut automation server feature - and eye up some beta apps too!

Automators 44: Automating with Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts

February 28, 2020 19:45 - 1 hour - 63.8 MB

Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts joins us to explain how he got started with AppleScripts, some of his favorites, and scripting areas of interest outside of AppleScript.

44: Automating with Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts

February 28, 2020 19:45 - 1 hour - 63.8 MB

Doug Adams from Doug's AppleScripts joins us to explain how he got started with AppleScripts, some of his favorites, and scripting areas of interest outside of AppleScript.

Automators 43: Capture and Review

February 14, 2020 22:30 - 1 hour - 74.7 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary look at their automations surrounding capture and review. Between Shortcuts and web based automations, Drafts and URL schemes there's plenty you can automate.

43: Capture and Review

February 14, 2020 22:30 - 1 hour - 74.7 MB

In this episode, David and Rosemary look at their automations surrounding capture and review. Between Shortcuts and web based automations, Drafts and URL schemes there's plenty you can automate.

Automators 42: Toolbox Pro with Alex Hay

January 31, 2020 20:00 - 1 hour - 71.7 MB

Toolbox Pro developer (and documentary film editor) Alex Hay joins us to explain how he stumbled from scratching his own itch to making a powerful Siri Shortcuts utility app, Toolbox Pro.

42: Toolbox Pro with Alex Hay

January 31, 2020 20:00 - 1 hour - 71.7 MB

Toolbox Pro developer (and documentary film editor) Alex Hay joins us to explain how he stumbled from scratching his own itch to making a powerful Siri Shortcuts utility app, Toolbox Pro.

Automators 41: Automated Health Tracking

January 17, 2020 21:45 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

In this episode, Rosemary and David tackle health tracking and how we can automate it to get all of the pluses with as few negatives as possible. From "smartifying" health devices, to building habits and accountability, it's all covered.

41: Automated Health Tracking

January 17, 2020 21:45 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

In this episode, Rosemary and David tackle health tracking and how we can automate it to get all of the pluses with as few negatives as possible. From "smartifying" health devices, to building habits and accountability, it's all covered.

Automators 40: Automating with Tim Stringer

January 03, 2020 19:15 - 1 hour - 64.1 MB

Tim Stringer from LearnOmniFocus.com joins the Automators to talk about his Mac, iOS, and web-based automation.

Guests

Myke Hurley
2 Episodes
Brett Terpstra
1 Episode
Don McAllister
1 Episode
John Siracusa
1 Episode
Merlin Mann
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