In this post, I’m going to show you how to open any website (or websites in bulk) automatically at any given time using Mac’s Automator.
Once this is set up, your Mac’s default browser will be launched automatically at the date and time given, and it will open the websites you desire. You can also repeat this on any given date or weekly.
The tools involved in getting this to work include:
- Automator app
- Calendar app
- Your default browser
- Launch Automator. Double-click Calendar Alarm.
- On the sidebar, Choose Internet, then double-click Get Specified URLs.
- Under the Address section, click the Add button to add all URLs of websites you want to be loaded. In this case, we will load apple.com and hongkiat.com.
- After adding the websites, double-click Display Web Pages, so it gets added to the right panel.
- Click the Run button on the top right to make sure the automation works.
- If everything seems ok, go to File > Save, then give the automation a name. We will call it Open websites. Click Save.
- The Calendar app will then be loaded with the Open websites event added on today’s date.
- Double-click the event, change its time to a minute later, and wait for the automation to run.
- If the automation runs successfully, you can then set the automation to run at any time or day you wish.
Repeating the Automation
You can repeat the automation at any given time, day, or week you wish. Here’s how to do it.
Double-click the event in Calendar, under repeat, select the dropdown and select how frequently you want it to be repeated.
If you select Repeat weekly, it will run on the same day and time every week.
Delete the Automation
You can delete the automation if you don’t want it anymore. And you should, so you are not adding unnecessary junk files to your system.
Here’s how to delete the automation file thoroughly.
- Delete the event from your Calendar app.
- Go to Macintosh HD > Users > your_username > Library > Workflows > Applications > Calendar, and move its .app to Bin.
Alternatively, you can delete it from CleanMyMac X. Look for the app under Applications > Uninstaller.