It’s time to do some spring-cleaning. How to clear out some of those thousands of old preference files without losing anything important. And here’s how to do it using Shortcuts too.
First AppleScript, then shell scripts, and in 2005 Automator: now Apple is bringing iOS Shortcuts to macOS 12. Will it make a difference, though?
macOS 12 Monterey promises consolidation and improvement, even truth and reconciliation perhaps. But Shortcuts and Universal Control promise strongly.
What is the Accessibility list for in the Privacy tab of Security & Privacy? If you don’t use any Accessibility features, does it do anything?
Apple’s latest information on notarization can appear alarming and contradictory. Do you need to notarize your own apps and scripts? More helpful guidance.
Searching for third party Quick Actions, I came across the excellent Yoink, the only app which seems to have solved them. Or has it?
Unsupported by developer documentation or Xcode, Quick Actions can only be seriously useful when reversible. Or are they just an embellishment to Finder?
The built-in Quick Actions and those bundled in installed apps are managed by the daemon pkd, and PlugInKit. Not so Automator workflows, though.
The problem of Undo is a major consideration when building or using any Quick Action, Automator workflow, AppleScript, or other lightweight solution.
Making your own Quick Actions in Automator is very simple, provided that it has the actions built in or provided with apps which can do the task.