Automaton
Automaton
1.50

4.4

Automaton free download for Mac

Automaton

1.50
28 July 2011

Four tools for improving your workflow.

Overview

Automaton is four tools in one program, each of which is indispensable. It includes AutoNotes, AutoClips, AutoTyper and AutoFiler.

AutoNotes is notepad unlike any other. You can activate it with a hotkey, and automatically save notes into your "repository", for lightning fast quick notes. Your documents are all linked together like a wiki for fast navigating between pages. You can add tags to group your documents. But best of all, the "repository" is just a plain folder of text and RTF files. So you're not tied down to any proprietary file formats, and you can open existing folders of documents already linked like a Wiki with no work on your part! Then if you want, export your entire repository as a Web site. A fast and powerful way of brainstorming, making knowledge databases, or simply jotting down quick notes.

AutoClips records a history of the items you have cut and copied to the Mac Pasteboard, You can get back older items organised chronologically, or by application, or by Spaces workspace. Get them back either with a hotkey, or from a status bar menu.

AutoTyper is a classic typing saver application. It can replace what you've typed into any other application with some different text and/or images. There is support for dates, times, plain text, rich text, cursor positioning, images, and more. Save keystrokes by making abbreviations for common text. Spice up your emails or documents with signatures, pictures, logos, smilies, etc that are expanded from a simple keyword. Expand entire form letters from abbreviations. Correct common spelling errors. Programmers can make code templates.

AutoFiler uses a simple rule interface so to organize your files for you in the background. Filter on name, type, date, tags and Spotlight attributes. Move or copy files, set color labels, import into iTunes or iPhoto, archive and backup, and more. Let AutoFiler work silently in the background while you get some real work done. AutoFiler can also manage your Trash, emptying it according to your own rules, and it can even clean up after deleted applications by discarding the support files.

What's new in Automaton

  • Filer: work around a nasty bug in OS X 10.7 Lion causing rules not to match.

Requirements for Automaton

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

17 Automaton Reviews

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Cerebrl
31 January 2010

Most helpful

I have just purchased this software with the MUPromo discount. I am still getting to know the software, so I am not going to rate it yet. What I do want to inform potential customers about is the amazing support the developer provides. I am a previous user of ClipMenu, so finding out that Automaton has a pasteboard functionality as well, I wanted Automaton to provide an additional functionality for me to completely move to Automaton. When I suggested to the developer that he add this functionality (pasting as plain text), he said, "how would you like me to implement it?" I told him with a keystroke + click. The next day he said it would be option + click to past as plain text. Amazingly fast replies and very friendly support. Great value. [Cerebrl]
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Version 1.26
cobold0815
19 October 2016
Too bad that Automaton stopped working for osx Sierra (10.12). Or did anyone bring it to life already again? Thanks for any suggestions or help! Michael
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Version 1.50
cobold0815
19 October 2016
Too bad that Automaton stopped working for osx Sierra (10.12). Or did anyone bring it to life already again? Thanks for any suggestions or help! Michael
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Version 1.50
stuff-7
20 July 2014
It is a shame that this dev has walked away - this set of apps is unmatched IMO. I still use them without much issue - though they do need to be quit every so often if they get bogged down (i.e. once a week). The clipboard is the main one I use - with a large memory and the option to paste or plain text paste via keystroke it's all I need now! Notes are great as are the auto-expanders. While I am migrating to Apple for this functionality, Automaton does pictures and more for those things that Apple clips can't handle. But for simple stuff the seamless integration with IOS via Apple is unmatched IMO. Autofiler I haven't used for a while but it worked well when I did. As did the notes - very handy.
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Version 1.50
Surfspirit
17 September 2013
Once a very promise app, but lacks updates for long time, it stop working correctly with the Snow Leopard 20013-004 Security Update, it seems to have a serious memory leak, starting with 50 Mb, and in a few seconds it gets more than a gigabyte! Making all the OS sluggish. An update needed or an alternative app.!
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Version 1.50
Islandmike
09 June 2013
If you use the snippet/typer feature a lot like I did.. Automaton and auto typer still work as of 10.8.4 but it is losing some access in panes and some things are not working as well as we progress up the OSX update hierarchy. The developer has stopped supporting. There is another macro program that can import the Typer.autotyper file from user/library/application support/automaton/ called aText. It imports the macro or snippet formatting, the label, the abbreviation and is much better than exporting the CSV file from Automaton/AutoTyper and then importing into aText -- aText has good support and is not expensive.
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Version 1.50
Ratti
14 October 2012
It's a pity that the developer is dormant since over a year.
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Version 1.50
Steven-Goodheart
28 July 2011
Automaton has become the most-used utility; I use it dozens, if not hundreds of times of a day—taking quick notes, copying and pasting text and links for Facebook posts, and using the AutoTyper to expand boilerplate and dates and signatures. For the price, such a great combination of features and utilities can't be beat, and when I've (rarely) had questions, the developer has answered quickly and helpful. Highly recommended!
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Version 1.50
Drking
21 April 2011
I've been using each of these programs for awhile now. The developer keeps them updated and is very responsive to emails. I wouldn't know where to start in choosing which I like best because they all get used frequently on my computer, each with their list of features----definitely worth the money I spent for them.
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Version 1.45
Picatinny
18 November 2010
With 1.37 running in 64bit, Automaton takes up to 700MB of memory, in contrast to about 20MB in 32bit? I've set it to 32bit, unless someone explains the huge memory usage in 64bit.
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Version 1.37
Cerebrl
31 January 2010
I have just purchased this software with the MUPromo discount. I am still getting to know the software, so I am not going to rate it yet. What I do want to inform potential customers about is the amazing support the developer provides. I am a previous user of ClipMenu, so finding out that Automaton has a pasteboard functionality as well, I wanted Automaton to provide an additional functionality for me to completely move to Automaton. When I suggested to the developer that he add this functionality (pasting as plain text), he said, "how would you like me to implement it?" I told him with a keystroke + click. The next day he said it would be option + click to past as plain text. Amazingly fast replies and very friendly support. Great value. [Cerebrl]
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Version 1.26
$34.99

4.4

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