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Lesson 16. Automate Repetitive Tasks wit... > Create a Workflow that Uses Multiple...

Create a Workflow that Uses Multiple Apps

You can create a workflow that gathers information from one application and passes it to another. You saw an example of this in the very beginning of this chapter, on page 366, where Automator (Young Rossum, as I call him) found all the birthdays in my Address Book for the week and sent them each a birthday greeting from Mail.

The following simple example shows you how to play a particular song to wake you up in the morning on a particular day using iTunes and iCal. This assumes, of course, that you sleep in the same room as your Mac. This can be particularly handy in hotel rooms when you're traveling!


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