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Episode 17 of Automators comes to you live from PodCon!TripIt - Automated Trip ItineraryI personally use TripIt to create my itineraries - it actually automates everything for me. I could let it read my email inbox and auto create itineraries, but I prefer to choose which emails to forward to...

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In episode 16 of Automators we got to interview Myke Hurley, co-founder of Relay FM! Myke told us about how he uses automation - check out the episode to learn more! Episode 16: Myke Hurley

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Episode 15 of Automators has arrived - and with it our secrets for automating time tracking.Time tracking is something some people are required to do, some people ought to do, and something everyone should try at least once just so you can see where all your time is going and how many of those "...

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Episode 14 of Automators is all about journalling - when David suggested the topic for this episode I jumped on it. I subscribed to Day One last year and have been trying to improve my usage of it, this episode forced me to go figure out some automations to make it easier - thankfully since recordi...

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In episode 13 of Automators we got to interview David Barnard from Contrast - the company behind Launch Center Pro which was just updated this week.I've been a big fan of Launch Center Pro for years, it was around long before Shortcuts and has a massive collection of URL schemes in it for star...

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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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