Ben Waldie of Automated Workflows helps us cut through the controversy surrounding OS X Mavericks, the iWork suite and get to just the facts. There has been concern about the current lack of support in Mavericks, and also in Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Ben calms the waters a bit, explaining what is missing, what still works, and what his expectations are for scripting in both Mavericks and iOS 7 going forward.
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Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript, Automator, workflow, and productivity consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional workflow solutions for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., CNN, Microsoft, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press) and “AppleScripting the Finder” (Automated Workflows, LLC), has written content for Apple.com, Macworld, MacTechMacScripter.net, Peachpit.com, TUAW, and more, and is the host of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series (Peachpit Press). Ben is also the author of an AppleScript training CD for the Virtual Training Company, and is a frequent presenter at Macworld and other industry events. Connect with him on the Automated Workflows web site, Twitter and LinkedIn.