Use Automator to enable faster web link sharing
While browsing, I often send interesting links to a colleague of mine. Every time I want to do this I need to copy the URL, open the Mail.app, fill in his info, paste the address and send the e-mail. As I am doing this about 4-5 times a day, it starts to be a little annoying to do all these repetitive steps. There is an easier way to do this by using Automator. http://restdeals.us/deals/moes
I just need to note that this works with Safari. I am still testing similar scenarios for other browsers. First we need to create an Automator workflow. The first action we will use is Mail -> New Mail Message. Here we will setup the needed e-mail message fields, as well as the account that will be used for sending. Personal essay writer
The second action will be Mail -> Send Outgoing Messages. This action sends the e-mail.
You need to save the workflow as an application.
To make things easier copy the application link to the dock. As the Automator applications have the standard icon, it is best to change it, as it would be confusing to have two Automator icons in the dock (one for your new application and the other for the Automator app).
Now when you want to share a link with your colleague, just drag and drop the web site address icon located on the left side of the URL to the dock shortcut for your application.
Your colleague will receive the URL in Apple Webloc format and by clicking it the URL will open in the web browser.
Btw, as you probably figured out, you can use this application or a simple variation of it for sending any kind of files to the same colleague.