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I've been wondering as i haven't found anything yet if there is any software out there to create software? but along the lines of how a WYSIWYG web builder work like Everweb for example.

The reason i'm asking is at my work there are various things i have been thinking of that could probably be made easier with some basic software to handle files etc, but i don't have the time to learn the coding needed to make software.

So yeah, is there any software out there that can be used by "beginners" (i do know/understand some code but not to the extent to make software), do Adobe do anything? i have Adobe CC but have know idea what half the software does!

Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm not sure it's exactly what you're looking for, but have peek into your 'Applications' folder and take a look at Automator. It's one of the most overlooked components in Mac OS X, but it can be a powerful tool to develop basic software - and it's relatively easy to use.

More information here:
Mac Basics: Automator - Apple Support
 
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thanks, I'll take a look at that software.

I'll try explain a bit better what i'm after... at my work we make CDs/DVDs on demand so when i get the orders i have to open the artwork in photoshop and print each one seperately, what i would like is just some basic software that stores all of the artwork files somewhere and i just browse through a menu, select the ones i need, enter quantities of each and hit print (slightly more advanced version being able to select which printer tray to print from), i can't imagine it would take much to write some software that could do that but i was wondering if there's any basic software builders i could use to try make things like this, just simple basic bits of software to perform different tasks.

Does that make any more sense?!
 

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Yup - and that's exactly the sort of thing that Automator is intended to do.
 
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Just had a quick look at a tutorial and it looks more for performing actions? like i use in photoshop.

I want to make a small piece of software, i made a mock up image of what i mean...

Printer_Software.jpg
 

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