Automaton for OS-X

Automaton is the one OS-X utility that you can’t do without.

AutoTyper: AutoTyper is a classic typing saver program. It can replace what you've typed into any other application with some different text.

Anytime you find yourself repeating the same actions with your files over and over, you can make it into a rule and let AutoFiler do it for you.

Hit Option-Command-V and cycle through the last 20 or more things you pasted to the clipboard, whether they be text or images.

Or you can access your recent clips directly from either the Dock or Status Bar menu. You can also find them in the menu sorted by application or by the Spaces Workspace you copied it from.

Manually set up your own sets of clips that you can access either from the menu or with a custom hot key.

You've got to open a text editor, decide on a file name and directory so you won't lose it later on. You probably need to cut and paste the note from another app you were working on. Then you've got to save and close the editor.

AutoNotes makes your life easier. Just hit F1 (or the hot key you have configured) and start typing. Enter a title and some delicious style tags.

If you want to copy in notes from another app, hit a hot key copy the currently selected text from whatever app you are currently in, into a new Auto-Notes page. Or hit a key to copy from the pasteboard to a new page.

Later you can find your note by title, by tag or by searching.

You can also link your pages to each other like a Wiki. Any time a page refers to the title of another page, you can click and get to it directly. Build up a whole interlinked network of your thoughts and notes.

And that's not even the best part. AutoNotes does not commit you to yet another wierd and wonderful proprietary file format. All your notes are stored in your autoNotes repository in your choice of plain text, RTF or RTFD files (the same file formats TextEdit supports), named according to the title you gave them. You can even add images with RTFD format.

Here's the bonus - any folder is an AutoNotes repository. Try opening a pre-existing folder of documents in AutoNotes, and if the documents are sensibly named, they will be all linked to each other like a Wiki. Even plaintext documents will be linked, all without modifying your existing documents.

Then if you like, export your repository as a HTML web site.

Power and simplicity. The ideal way to manage your notes.





Automaton is four tools in one, each of which is indispensable...

“AutoTyper is simply superior, taking the best of all and putting it all together in one slick package”. -- Michael Tucker, Vacation Rental Manager

“I purchased after experiencing perfect support from the developer. This one application will replace 2 to 4 other applications and it's fully compatible with Snow Leopard” - Dr. Shlomo Lehavi.

“I already owned TextExpander and Typinator licenses. Out of curiosity I bought Automaton, and have to say that the developer really sets the new standard with AutoTyper”. - Professor Stefan Jung

“This has to be one of the most powerful "note takers" I've ever come across. My test drive of this blew me away. AutoNotes is just a brilliant little piece of software”. - Steven Goodheart

You can make for example $date typed into your word processor get replaced with the current date.

Or you could make an abbreviation get replaced with an entire form letter when typing in your email program.

Or you could make some text be replaced by your signature, either as text or an image.

The possibilities are endless for saving typing. But perhaps the best part of AutoTyper is Smart Spell. This does on the fly spelling correction in all your apps, either automatically, or with a hot key.

AutoFiler: AutoFiler keeps your files and folders organized according to your own preset rules.

You could make rules for downloaded files, media files, and rules for emptying your trash.

You could automatically empty files from your trash when they've been sitting there for a week.

You could mark red in the finder recently downloaded files in your Downloads.

Create "dropzone" directories. Anything you drop in a particular directory gets backed up, or archived, or securely deleted, or whatever you can think up!

AutoFiler also comes with Application clean-up rules. When you drag an application to the Trash, AutoFiler will prompt you and ask if you want to also trash its configuration files

AutoNotes: You're working away, and suddenly you need to make a note. But it's all too hard.

AutoClips: You copied something to the Pasteboard several pastes ago, and now you want to get access to it.