Automator Multi-Item Processing Utility

When Automator workflows are built to process files/folders as input, those files/folders will be processed as a batch, through the entire Automator workflow. In workflows that must open the input files in an application and perform further processing, this can become a problem, as the workflow would open every single file in the application at once, and then proceed to process the entire batch of opened files through each action in the workflow. For workflows that will be processing potentially hundreds or thousands of files/folders, this method is impractical.

The Automator Multi-Item Processing Utility provides a workaround for this situation. The Automator Multi-Item Processing Utility will convert an Automator workflow that has been saved as an application into an AppleScript-based application that will loop through dropped files/folders, processing them through the workflow individually.

Requires: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

Display Groups

This AppleScript-based solution will display the names of the groups assigned to selected people in Mac OS X’s Address Book application. Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Address Book 3.1 or higher.

Enable | Disable Accounts

This AppleScript-based solution will allow users to quickly enable or disable multiple accounts in Mac OS X’s Mail application. This script can be triggered from system-wide AppleScript menu. Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Mail 1.3 or higher.

Ticket Picker

This AppleScript-based solution will randomly select a ticket number between two specified numbers. Great for drawings and raffles! Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher.

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