For example, take launch agents, those magical little behind-the-scenes files which can automate certain functions on your Mac. Most users never see them, but what they can do is pretty geeky if you know what to do.
Take a digital swill of Plisterine and create your own launch agents to launch apps, AppleScripts, Unix shell scripts and automate basic app actions.
Plists and launch agents can be a bit complex but Plisterine makes them easy to create. Start from the simple interface, add a launch agent name, choose where to save the launch agent, choose what the launch agent should do and when.
Scripts or apps can be launched at a specific time each day, or a specific time on a specific day, at login, when a change occurs to a folder (very handy), or have the launch agent launch scripts according to an action.
Plisterine costs less than $2 and the only negative I can see is that it’s on the Mac App Store. Apple uses a technique called Sandboxing which prohibits apps from the App Store from performing certain functions. Still, this is a good way to get your Mac geek on, get some automated routines going, and do it for very little money and effort.