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Snow Leopard wants to replace your Automator Plugins with Services

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2009 under Reviews | No comments

If you are like me and love the wonderfully scripted things that Apple's Automator application can provide, you are going to be pretty excited for some of the changes in Mac OS X 10.6.

You will, however, find that if you were using any custom or third-party actions (i.e. those by Dropbox, Junecloud or AppZapper) and they were implemented in Leopard as Finder Plugins, they aren't going to work the same way anymore. Most can be fixed by simply dragging the actions to a new "Service" Workflow in Automator and updating any of Apple's deprecated actions, but some are going to require an update from the Developer first (I'm looking at you Growl and Cocktail!).

** Update: Looks like Mike Pointek is on the ball ... he released 1.1 updates for all of his mighty fine Automator actions the day Snow Leopard was officially available.

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