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The world has gone wild for Shortcuts home screens - including David and myself! In episode 11 of Automators we have gone into why you might want to try this crazy fad and how we're using it ourselves, so - let's dive in!There's numerous reasons why you might want to have Shortcuts on your home...

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Episode 10 of Automators is all about Zapier. David and I both recently dove into Zapier plans and thought it would be a great topic for an episode - after all, we use it to automate Automators!As such, this episode goes behind the scenes and gives you some great examples of how you can get star...

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Episode 9 of Automators is all about Scriptable, a great app released for iOS 12 which allows you to control your device with JavaScript. We were fortunate enough to have the developer of Scriptable, Simon B. Støvring come on the podcast to tell us about the app and some of the things it can do. ...

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Episode 8 of automators is all about filing documents automatically. We we said in the episode, one of the keys to success is good naming and structure - and I made a screencast which shows you how you can use Keyboard Maestro to rename files in a specific format that we need for our project slides...

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Episode 7 of Automators is our very first feedback show. This episode doesn't have any specific automations to share - but it does contain a lot of ideas!David and I are both thrilled that the podcast is being well received, and the forum has definitely become a great place to talk about auto...

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For episode 6 of automators we were very fortunate to have been joined by the wonderful Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew writes for The Sweet Setup and iMore, has also written for Tech Crunch, and is a Shortcuts genius - we went through two more complex Shortcuts in this episode to give you some ideas...

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This month is Relay FM's member drive month, and David and I created a member's only episode going into how we both got started with music, and the instruments we play.

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Episode 5 of automators is all about project templates, and how they can help you to be more productive. David and I are both OmniFocus users, but project templates can be used with almost every task management system out there - even Reminders! The simplest type of project template is a project...

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Episode 4 of automators is all about Shortcuts and Siri Shortcuts. We discussed what's possible now, what we're excited about (and not so excited).I did mention my automation I now use when boarding a plane - this is available over on Sharecuts.app which we didn't get into this episode, but it...

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In the third episode of Automators we are joined by Sal Soghoian, AppleScript God, to learn about AppleScript and how to use it! While David and I usually take it in turns to write up everything about the show and provide complete documentation, Sal's actually done that for this week:You ca...

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