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Spotlight Plugin: Google Toolbox For Mac 1.0

Google offers free Spotlight importers for indexing source files for AppleScript, Interface Builder and Xcode projects. If you work (or play!) with AppleScript, Interface Builder or Xcode – then check out the Google Toolbox For Mac Spotlight Importers.

Automator Action: Maintenance 3.8

Even a rock solid operating system like Mac OS X benefits from routine maintenance. To expedite system maintenance, this free Automator Action functions as a front-end for assorted native Mac OS X maintenance tools. The maintenance tasks run in the background, provide notification when completed and can be scheduled using iCal.

Learn AppleScript and automate your Mac

Mac OS X includes an English-like native scripting language that can be used to automate actions and applications. Apple even includes 160+ free AppleScript functions – if you know where to look. To help get you started, I’d like to suggest some AppleScript resources, including where to download a free AppleScript eBook.

How to view invisible files

The Mac operating system has numerous invisible files and folders. They are hidden to protect the user from mistakenly moving or deleting critical resources that might wreak havoc on the system or the applications that depend on them. Never alter an invisible Mac OS X file unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

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