Learn by Example
The best way to learn how to use Automator is by constructing and running the following example workflows yourself. Each example is described in step-by-step detail with related illustrations. You can do it, and... it's fun!
Tutorial Rename Finder Items
Ever had to rename a lot of files? Going to the dentist is less stressful. Here's a one-click solution that makes reanaming files and folders easy! In this step-by-step tutorial, you'll use Automator to create a Finder contextual menu tool that will rename selected items in a multitude of ways.
Video Snapshot Welcome to the Party!
In this example, you'll use Automator to create a party photo station that generates and displays snapshots of guests on your computer and TV!
Tutorial Applying Image Effects
Here's a simple workflow that expands Preview's image processing abilities to include applying image effects.
Tutorial New Disk Image
Make the process of creating disk images with selected Finder items a breeze.
iWork Automated Database Publishing
An example of how to transfer and format text and images between FileMaker Pro and Pages.
Tutorial Text to Audio File
Take any text file with you on your iPod or iPhone—but as a spoken audio file!