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by Tom Nelson

You probably have specific work or play environments you use with your Mac. For instance, if you’re a graphic designer, you may always open Photoshop and Illustrator, plus a couple of graphics utilities. You may also keep a couple of project folders open in the Finder. Likewise, if you’re a photographer, you may always open Aperture and Photoshop, plus your favorite website for uploading images.

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Of course, opening applications and folders is a simple process; a few clicks here, a few clicks there, and you’re ready to work.

But because these are tasks you repeat over and over, they’re good candidates for a bit of workflow automation.

In this step-by-step guide, we’re going to show you how to use Apple’s Automator to create an application that will open your favorite applications, as well as any folders you may use frequently, so you can get to work (or play) with just a single click.

Read more on About: Macs.

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