One of the many reasons I love my Mac: Apple Script.
I put together a simple script to remind me every other Friday that I should invoice my clients. Here's what I did:
- Create a calendar appointment that recurs every other Friday, since I invoice my clients bi-weekly.
- Create an Apple script that will play a specific playlist in iTunes, as well as open a browser window to my invoicing system (Freshbooks - which I love, btw).
- Set the calendar appointment to run the Apple script.
Here's the script I wrote:
tell application "iTunes"
set this_playlist to playlist "Make Money"
property theURL : ""
tell application "Firefox"
open location "https://colorandcode.freshbooks.com/menu.php?CB431CBcm91dGU9aW52b2ljZV9saXN0LnZpZXdGQjc0NTAz"
I created a "Make Money" playlist by searching my iTunes library for any songs with the word "money" in them. Not surprisingly, many of the tracks are hip-hop or rap, but there are a handful of oldies and other genres as well. Here is the playlist:
This Making Money reminder is by far one of my favorite productivity hacks. It ensures that I stay on top of invoicing, and it's much nicer on the ears than an alarm clock.
Do you have any "money" motivational tracks in your music library?