Automation makes your life easier and everyone can do it. We tell you how. Hosted by David Sparks and Rose Orchard.
21: Invoicing, Writing, and Regular Expressions with Dr. Drang
Apr 12 • 85 min
In this episode of Automators Rosemary and David interview the mysterious internet legend Dr. Drang. They look at Python, Perl, and AppleScript, Shortcuts, Drafts, Keyboard Maestro, and how you can combine all of these in various different workflows!
20: Mad Science Automation with Brett Terpstra
Mar 29 • 63 min
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.
19: Shortcuts Updates
Mar 15 • 65 min
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!
18: Terminal Automation with John Siracusa
Mar 1 • 62 min
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.
17: Live at PodCon
Feb 15 • 44 min
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 the feedback they’ve received.
16: Yoga Automation with Myke Hurley
Feb 1 • 62 min
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.
15: Automated Time Tracking
Jan 18 • 47 min
In this episode Rose and David dive into time tracking, including the why, the how, and then most importantly - how to automate it!
14: Automated Journaling
Jan 4 • 40 min
Rose and David tackle the challenge of journaling and how to use automation to make it easier.
13: Launch Center Pro with David Barnard
Dec 21, 2018 • 74 min
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.
12: Automated Holidays
Dec 7, 2018 • 41 min
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.
11: Shortcuts Homescreens!
Nov 23, 2018 • 58 min
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.
10: Using Zapier Web Automation
Nov 9, 2018 • 41 min
This week David and Rose dive into the popular web automation service Zapier and explain how you can automate your systems via the web.
9: Scriptable with Simon Støvring
Oct 26, 2018 • 44 min
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.
8: File Automation
Oct 12, 2018 • 52 min
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.
7: Feedback Time!
Sep 28, 2018 • 30 min
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.
6: Automating iOS with Matthew Cassinelli
Sep 14, 2018 • 88 min
iOS power user Matthew Cassinelli joins us to share some great iOS automation workflows.
5: Project Templates
Aug 31, 2018 • 40 min
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.
4: First Look at Siri Shortcuts
Aug 17, 2018 • 41 min
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.
3: Converting Numbers Sheets to Keynote Graphs with Sal Soghoian
Aug 3, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode Sal Soghoian talks us through how to use AppleScript to convert a table, or a row or column in that table, in Numbers into a chart in a Keynote presentation.
2: Email Automation
Jul 20, 2018 • 56 min
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.
1: Automating Calendar Events
Jul 6, 2018 • 37 min
Starting with (complex) repeats, working all the way up to AppleScript - with examples. We take you through approximately 10 ways to automate calendar events!
0: Introduction
Jul 2, 2018 • 3 min
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!