Good news! We’ve made a trial version of Ai Actions available for download so you can give it a test drive before buying. Ai Actions gives you a set of handy Illustrator Automator Actions which you can use to create your own workflows and even apps to automate your work. And the best thing is that you don’t need to write a line of code! If you can drag and drop, you can create a workflow.
NB. The demo version contains 4 sample actions. The full version contains 18 actions.
Lets imagine you have a hundred Illustrator artworks and you need to open each, delete any empty text frames, convert all the text to outlines and save as a JPEG and a PDF. Normally you’d have to do that by hand. Using Ai Actions and Automator you can create a workflow to do this automatically saving you heaps of time. And more importantly, letting you concentrate on the creative stuff instead of the boring donkey-work.
A simple Automator workflow using Ai Actions to automate Adobe Illustrator
Why use Automator?
The advantage of Automator is that you can use functionality from many other apps in your workflow. So, for example, if you wanted to email the PDFs created by your workflow then you can harness the power of Mail.app to do that for you.
The trial version has only four Automator actions whereas the full version contains 18. There are some tips for getting to grips with Automator here:
Barcode Basics – affordable barcode creation on OS X
We’ve lowered the price of our OS X barcode creation software, Barcode Basics to $8.99 with immediate effect. We’ve also added compatibility for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). So if you’re looking for a cost effective way of producing your own print ready barcodes on a Mac then Barcode Basics just got a little more accessible!
Barcode Basics supports a huge range of barcode types including EAN, UPC, ITF, ISBN, pharma, postal codes and many, many more. It supports vector output (eps format) or bitmap format (jpg, png etc) along with standard features such as BWR, magnification etc making it the perfect choice for the print and packaging industries.
It’s my birthday tomorrow so if you’re in my office then you’ll be getting doughnuts. For the rest of you, we’ll be selling our three most popular products to half price for 24 hours only… starting now! That means:
Our best selling barcode creator is reduced from $9.99 to $4.99
Ai Auto Save
Automatic saving for Adobe Illustrator, reduced from $4.99 to $1.99
Automator Actions for Adobe Illustrator, reduced from $11.99 to $5.99
Ai Actions, our set of Adobe Illustrator actions for Automator, has been slashed in price from £13.49 ($18.99) to £7.99 (£$11.99). Get it while it’s going cheap!
Ai Actions adds actions to allow Automator to control Adobe Illustrator. With these actions, you can create workflows to automate repetitive work without having any knowledge of AppleScript or any other kind of programming skills.
Save time on the donkey work, and spend more time doing the creative stuff!
Ai Actions, our powerful set of Automator actions for creating Illustrator workflows is on sale from now until Saturday 7th June, 2014. You can pick up a copy for just £10.49 ($14.99) compared to it’s usual price of £13.49 ($18.99).
Automator Actions includes:
• Open document(s)
• Close documents
• Convert text to paths
• Delete empty text frames
• Export as JPEG
• Get document names
• Get documents
• Get linked images
• Make ellipse/circle
• Make new document
• Make new layer
• Make rectangle
• Place images (Batch)
• Save as EPS
• Save as PDF
• Save as
• Set text frame contents
It’s going to rain this weekend, in the UK at least, so why not pick up a cheap copy of Ai Actions and get to grips with automating your Illustrator work?