First Book in New Series of “Mac OS X Technology Guides”

ARLINGTON, Virginia (May 2, 2005) – SpiderWorks, LLC today announced the
exclusive book release of the “Mac OS X Technology Guide to Automator” by
Ben Waldie, the essential guide to the Automator software included in Apple
Computer’s new Mac OS X Tiger. Only days after the release of Mac OS X
Tiger, this is the first published book dedicated to Automator, now
available from the web site as an eBook for only $14.95
(US) and a printed softcover edition for only $29.95 (US).

Automator is a powerful new tool that allows you to click-and-drag from an
extensive collection of built-in Actions to create your own custom
Workflows, automating your time-consuming, repetitive tasks with the
Finder, iTunes, iPhoto, Mail, iCal, Address Book, and more. No programming

AppleScript guru and Automator expert, Ben Waldie, will show you how to
harness the power of this time-saving application. “Tiger Technology Guide
to Automator” consists of two distinct sections:

Using Automator
The first seven chapters detail everything you need to learn to use
Automator, providing detailed explanations of the Automator interface and
walking you through the process of quickly building your own Workflows.

Developing for Automator
Want to create your own custom Actions? The second half of the book will
teach you everything you need to know to build your own Actions with
Apple’s free Xcode Tools, using either Objective-C or AppleScript.

The companion example files from “Mac OS X Technology Guide to Automator”
are available to customers as a free download from SpiderWorks’ exclusive
online Customer Download Center.

For more information and to download a free PDF Preview, visit:

Future “Mac OS X Technology Guides” will cover other Mac OS X Tiger
innovations, such as Dashboard and Spotlight. Please visit the web site for details.

Title: Mac OS X Technology Guide to Automator Author: Ben Waldie
Publisher: SpiderWorks, LLC
eBook: PDF format, 219 pages, $14.95 (US) Printed: Softcover, 228 pages,
ISBN 0-9744344-6-9, $29.95 (US)

About the Author
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering
AppleScript and workflow automation consulting to Mac-based businesses. For
years, Ben has developed professional AppleScript solutions for businesses
across the globe, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, NASA, PC World,
and TV Guide Magazine. Ben has presented at Macworld, Seybold, and other
events, has taught AppleScript training classes, and authored an
introductory AppleScript training CD for The Virtual Training Company.
Author of the SpiderWorks book, “AppleScripting the Finder”, Ben also
writes regular AppleScript columns for MacTech Magazine and X-Ray Magazine,
is a contributing editor on, and is president of The
Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.

About SpiderWorks, LLC
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