Shortcuts in Monterey works in different ways to ensure that it can’t be used as a malware platform. This introduction shows how this works transparently.
October 1993: AppleScript for the Mac.
April 2005: Automator for the Mac.
September 2018: Shortcuts for iOS.
October 2021: Shortcuts for macOS.
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.