Hello! I use an iphone 6 to video record a meeting (about 1 hour long).
I use a 3rd party app on the iphone (not the native video app).
Then I connect the iphone via USB and itunes pops up on my Macbook Pro.
I then click on “file sharing” in itunes and then select the 3rd party app shown in itunes.
Then select the file (there is only once since I delete it after it is saved) and click on Save in itunes and save to the same location every time.
I am wondering is there a way to automate this so that whenever I plug in my usb for my iphone that this all happens automatically (the saving if the file to the proper macbook folder)?
I would just caution that a Keyboard Maestro macro using iTunes will probably break with the next update. Might be worth waiting for the updated operating system before investing too much time, possibly!
I’m going to play devil’s advocate a bit here and suggest a bit of a deviation to the don’t do it before Catalina arrives approach.
You could explore today to see if you could use the iPhone plug in to open iTunes using Keyboard Maestro. That would be a benefit now and is a quick and easy Automation. I’ve had my Mac open a scanning app when gets plugged in for many years.
Maybe have a small experiment to get the gist of how it would work if you haven’t automated this sort of thing before. It’ll stand you in good stead for later (or now…) , and it will give you an idea of the amount of effort involved.
If you rare doing this process frequently, weigh up how much time this may save you in the period until Catalina comes out. If the time saving is likely to exceed the effort then it would make sense to do it now anyway.
If you simply want an opportunity to develop your skills, have the time available, and you enjoy all this automation stuff, maybe give it a go now anyway. Chances are you will be able to re-use some of the macro, and it may also give you ideas for other automations that are less contentious than those interacting with the app that will become the app formerly known as iTunes with the “it’s complicated” relationship with its future siblings