It's been a while since I've paid attention to Automator actions, and I'm beginning to realize that I never quite worked them into my daily habits. Since I'm making more of a conscious effort to fit some handy actions into my workflow, I stumbled across PDF Confidential at Apple's Automator Actions Downloads page, and it looks to be mighty handy indeed.
PDF Confidential performs four actions for any document on your Mac (since Mac OS X has built-in support for PDF):
- Convert your document to a PDF (if it already isn't)
- Encrypt (you enter desired password)
- E-Mail (you enter details in provided dialog box)
If you're one of the increasing many who live inside PDFs and could use some added security, this free Automator action might be right up your alley.