Apple has had a long history of automation tools on the Mac. From AppleScript, first added to the System 7 in 1993, through Automator, released with Mac OS X 10.4 in 2007, tools for automating repeated actions have saved Mac users a great deal of time. AppleScript requires that users learn a scripting language while Automator uses a drag-and-drop interface.
Apple brought automation to iOS in 2018 with Shortcuts, and now, with macOS Monterey, Shortcuts is coming to the Mac.
In this article I’ll explain how Shortcuts work, and show you how you can leverage this app to save time on your Mac.
Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.