Ben Waldie

Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript, Automator, workflow, and productivity consulting services to Apple-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional workflow solutions for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., CNN, Microsoft, NASA, PC World, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of "Automator for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide" (Peachpit Press) and "AppleScripting the Finder" (Automated Workflows, LLC), has written content for Apple.com, Macworld, MacTech, MacScripter.net, Peachpit.com, TUAW, and more, and is host of the "Mac Automation Made Simple" video podcast series (Peachpit Press). Ben is also the author of an introductory AppleScript training CD for the Virtual Training Company, and is a frequent presenter at Macworld and other industry events.

Articles by Ben Waldie

04.22.13
Extract App Resource Icons with AppleScript
04.22.13

Extract App Resource Icons with AppleScript

Whether I'm preparing for a demo or writing an article, blog post, book, or technical documentatio...

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04.15.13
AppleScripting OmniFocus > Send completed task report to Evernote 2
04.15.13

AppleScripting OmniFocus > Send completed task report to Evernote 2

In February, I provided instructions for using AppleScript to send completed task reports from Omn...

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04.08.13
AppleScripting Email > Developing a Quoted Reply Service
04.08.13

AppleScripting Email > Developing a Quoted Reply Service

A reader recently wrote to me with a problem. Apparently, Microsoft Outlook no longer contains the...

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04.01.13
AppleScripting Microsoft Outlook > Announce New Emails By Voice
04.01.13

AppleScripting Microsoft Outlook > Announce New Emails By Voice

In my last post, I demonstrated how to write an AppleScript that verbally announces when new email...

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03.25.13
AppleScripting Mail > Announce New Emails By Voice
03.25.13

AppleScripting Mail > Announce New Emails By Voice

You're in the kitchen cooking dinner, or sitting down watching TV, or exercising. Ding! You have a...

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03.18.13
Triggering AppleScripts from Calendar Alerts in Mountain Lion
03.18.13

Triggering AppleScripts from Calendar Alerts in Mountain Lion

AppleScripts are great tools for increasing your daily productivity. They're even better when they...

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03.11.13
More Tips for Troubleshooting Automator Workflows
03.11.13

More Tips for Troubleshooting Automator Workflows

In my last post, I shared some useful tips for troubleshooting Automator workflow problems. I didn...

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03.04.13
Tips for Troubleshooting Automator Workflows
03.04.13

Tips for Troubleshooting Automator Workflows

Automator's great for streamlining time consuming and repetitive tasks on your Mac. It's easy. Jus...

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02.25.13
AppleScript Productivity > Create OmniFocus Followups from Contacts
02.25.13

AppleScript Productivity > Create OmniFocus Followups from Contacts

As an OmniFocus for Mac user, it's important that I can quickly create tasks at any time, in any a...

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