Automating Applications

Automating Applications

If you’ve worked your way through the basics of JavaScript for Automation, you’re ready to dive into Automation proper: telling programs and the operating system what you want them to do. The following pages are handling these aspects.

  • Automating System Events gives some examples for things you can do with macOS itself, outside of any particular program.
  • Automating Mail contains a longish script to save attachments of pre-defined MIME types to disk.
  • Automating Notes describes how to save attachments and bodies of notes. Since there’s no built-in way to export notes, this might be interesting if you want to move to another note-taking app and take your current notes with you.
  • Automating DEVONthink 3 contains several scripts that illustrate how you can automate tasks like adding tags to records and splitting records at selected markers.
  • The first script in Automating Contacts normalizes telephone numbers by prepending the international dialing and local prefixes if they are missing. The second one copies possible duplicate contact cards to a particular group where you can inspect them.
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