Automator is an application developed by Apple for OS X that implements point-and-click (or drag and drop) creation of workflowsfor automating repetitive tasks into batches for quicker alteration, thus saving time and effort over human intervention to manually change each file separately. Automator enables the repetition of tasks across a wide variety of programs, including the Finder, theSafari web browser, iCal/Calendar, Address Book/Contacts and others. It can also work with third-party applications such asMicrosoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator. Automator was first released with Mac OS X Tiger.
Automator provides a graphical user interface for automating tasks without knowledge of programming or scripting languages. Tasks can be recorded as they are performed by the user or can be selected from a list. The output of the previous action can become the input to the next action.