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by Tom Nelson

This weekend’s Mac DIY project is a bit different than usual. I’m going to show you how to create a Mac app that will take your most often used workflow and automate the process.

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc

Before you run off looking for your old programming books from school, let me assure you that no programming background is needed for this DIY project. Yet, by completing this project, you may discover a new interest in learning basic scripting, which is a nice jumping-off point to learning various programming languages used in Mac development.

The workflow app you’ll create is based on one that I use all the time, however you can customize it to fit your specific needs. You can easily use this guide to create an app for setting up a gaming system, a writer’s desk, research projects, development projects, budgeting and planning, just about anything you do repeatedly on your Mac that would benefit from a bit of automation.

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