If you own a mac and have installed Snow Leopard, you need to take a look at Services. Snow Leopard has seriously upgraded automator and services with this latest release. Services will allow you to simplify tasks that typically take several, redundant steps and consolidate them down to a one click button or even an automatic scheduled event. This could be a very powerful tool in your bag of tricks as a developer of any kind. To learn more check out the automator site. You may also want to view or subscribe to MacBreak (video) episodes 235 – 238.