Club MacMost Exclusive: Move Most Recent Download To a Folder With a Shortcut

Here's a handy Shortcut that will grab the last file downloaded in the Downloads folder and move it to the folder where you need it.

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Comments: 4 Responses to “Move Most Recent Download To a Folder With a Shortcut”

    Kelly
    3 months ago

    I appreciate your videos. Been watching them for years.

    Unfortunately, I never have much luck with Shortcuts. When I tried using the shortcut you created, I encountered an error.

    If more than one file is in the download folder, the shortcut shows a list of files. You are expected to select a single file. This despite limiting the filter to one file.

    I've been considering acquiring your Shortcut class. Does your class show how to correctly use and debug these types of problems?

    3 months ago

    Kelly: Check to make sure you have the options set correctly. Not sure why it would ask you to select something if you definitely have the filter set to 1. My course on Shortcuts is an introductory course. Debugging is a little more advanced and more of a skill rather than a step-by-step.

    Gene
    3 months ago

    Is there a whole video on Shortcuts.? You make it look so easy. Also, how much overlap is there between the Shortcuts App and Automator. I might guess that Shortcuts is a subset of Automator?

    3 months ago

    Gene: I have many videos on Shortcuts. See https://macmost.com/tag/shortcuts
    Automator is old, been around for a long time. Mac only. Shortcuts is much newer and works on Mac, iPad, iPhone. They overlap a lot but Shortcuts can do lots of things without scripting whereas Automator is all scripting. Shortcuts is the future so if you want to learn one, learn Shortcuts.

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