Win Automation

Automate mundane tasks in your life but do it smartly so it's useful and saves you time

Sending emails later without needing your computer to be on

Spark It's a beautiful piece of software that happens to let you send emails later. The fact that it works flawlessly (so far for me) on iOS will probably be why I will end up using this a lot http...

Sending emails automatically on a Mac

Macs come with Ruby and gmail is pretty ubiquitous. Here's how to send emails automatically at any time in the future using the two. 1. Create a text file called email.rb ```ruby require 'mail' opt...

Scheduling text messages and iMessages to be sent later

This works well enough on iOS https://scheduledapp.com "Had a follow-up question for a client that just occurred to you at 1 AM? Want to write a heartfelt thank you to be texted at a later date? Un...

  • Updated 10 months ago by vince
Using launchd to schedule one time jobs

I have scheduled jobs using cron and at but if you have a Mac it's good to know how to use launchd because if you're like me you probably don't have your laptop turned on all the time. This way if ...

  • Updated 10 months ago by vince
Wi-Fi Smart Plug

I just purchased the Wemo Mini WiFi Smart Plug (https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Enabled-Google-Assistant-HomeKit/dp/B01NBI0A6R) since our rental is an hour away and we sometimes need to turn on the de...

  • Updated 10 months ago by vince
Send emails later by scheduling them on your calendar

Need to delay sending emails but want to write them now and sent automatically in the future? Here's how I do it on a MacBook. It works great and it's free Open Automator > "New Document" > "Calend...

  • Updated 10 months ago by vince