I am a member of a paid community which publishes several training / AMA session videos every week. I download them with Downie.app which automatically converts them to .mp3 or .m4a so I can listen to them.
I listen to them by moving the file from downloads into Castro’s side loads folder, then a few minutes later download them onto the Castro app.
I’d love to automate the moving of the file from downloads to side loads, but I don’t know how.
I’m sure I could use hazel, but it feels like a lot of money to spend in order to save 1-2 minutes a week.
I could learn how to write scripts and stuff (I am, technically, still a computer scientist and I used to be a programmer) … but I don’t want to invest a whole lot of time learning stuff in order to save 1-2 minutes a week.
Any suggestions, my friends?
I haven’t done this as I use Hazel, but this page (scroll down) explains how to do the job with Automator.
Oh, you’ll need some IF statements or something to check for audio files.
Hazel is one of those apps that once you have it, you find all sorts of uses for it.
1-2 minutes a week doesn’t sound like
Much, but it’s an hour to two in a year and you won’t have to worry again, things just happen in the background.
Do you have Keyboard Maestro? It has a Folder Trigger that can fire a macro (for example, to move a file) when a file is added/removed from a specific folder.
Thanks for your suggestions.
I relented and bought hazel, then installed it on my always-on Mac, set up a new rule to monitor my iCloud downloads folder, and move any audio files into the iCloud side loads folder.
Now, when I want to convert any of my video lectures to audio I get Downie to save them to iCloud/downloads and a few minutes later the file is in Castro.