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How Do I Make Calendar Alarm Not Just Open but Execute an Automator Workflow File or App?

I’ve created a workflow with Automator. And I’ve created an alarm in my calendar (local calendar on my Mac) opening the Automator.app

Challenge: the calendar alarm opens the automator.app (or automator worklfow file, I tried both) but does not execute it. How to make it execute it?

The goal is to schedule the execution of the workflow created with automator (saved as workflowname.app) so that it runs every day at a specified hour, without me having to do anything.
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Numa

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Make Calendar Alarm Not Just Open but Execute an Automator Workflow File or App?”

    3 weeks ago

    Create the Automator document as an “App” instead of a workflow. Then save the app. This is now a stand-alone app. It should work if you double-click it, so test that.

    Then set the alarm in the calendar to open that app, not Automator.

    Numa
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks Gary. That solved it.

    For those among you encountering the same issue, pay attention:
    DO NOT: CONVERT from a workflow file to an APPLICATION
    DO: under “file” click “SAVE” (there’s no “save as” option) and there, under file format pick APPLICATION

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