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Take Control of Automating Your Mac

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Work faster, increase your efficiency, and have more fun with automation!

Looking for ways to work smarter and faster with your Mac? In this updated and expanded edition of his popular guide to Mac automation, Joe Kissell shows how anyone, at any level of experience, can save time and effort, and avoid unnecessary errors, by using automation techniques that range from the s
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Published July 26th 2017 by Take Control Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
A very good overview of the many opportunities to automate an iMac. Now I’ll need to go through it again, more slowly, and try out a number of his suggestions.
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This is a nice quick general overview of automation software for macOS. I found that I already knew about a third of the stuff in this book, another third was stuff that wasn't applicable/interesting to me, and the remaining third was stuff that was both new and interesting/useful for me. So that's a pretty good ratio, for someone like me who has been using Macs for about 20 years.

The version I read was fairly up to date (as of June 2018). There might have been a few dead links in the book, but
Definitely for Mac newbies. Nothing in this book says "Power Users Welcome" except the shell script section. For that, I give it two stars. It's definitely good for those new to OSX. ...more
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Joe Kissell is Senior Editor of TidBITS, author of more than two dozen Take Control books, and a Senior Contributor to Macworld. He was the winner of a 2009 Neal award for Best How-to Article, and has appeared on the MacTech 25 list (the 25 people voted most influential in the Mac community) since 2007. Joe has worked in the Mac software industry since the early 1990s, including positions managing ...more

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