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Automator Services for Facebook Apps
Facebook Services (beta) is a collection of Automator Services that allow your Mac to interact with your Facebook account. The suite's Installer package can be downloaded from here. You'll see when you run them they make use of the usual Facebook API calls to do their work.

The following functions are provided:
  • Image Upload to Facebook This service will upload the selected (in the Finder) image files to a Facebook account. If no album name is provided in the input dialog, the default album is used. If the provided album does not exist, it will be created. In addition, caption data for a posted image can be either: the image file name; the embedded IPTC title value; the embedded IPTC caption value; or text input by the user.

  • Capture Selection to Facebook This service will prompt for you to select an area of the screen to capture to file and then upload the image to a Facebook account.

  • Capture Window to Facebook This service will prompt for you to select a window to capture to file and then upload the image to a Facebook account.

  • Capture Screen to Facebook This service will capture the screen, after a 5-second delay, to file and then upload the image to a Facebook account.

  • Facebook Share Selected URL This service will post the selected URL to a Facebook account.

  • Facebook Share Link on Clipboard This service will post a URL copied on the clipboard, to a Facebook account.
Except for the first one, all are usable in any application, and can be accessed from the Services menu. The first one is used from the popup Services menu in the Finder on one or more selected image files.

[crarko adds: Unlike Rob I actually have a Facebook account. :) I used these tools as part of a demonstration of Automator Services at my local User Group. This is another great example of Mac automation facilities training provided through MacOSXAutomation.com.]
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Automator Services for Facebook
Authored by: Slinkwyde on Oct 03, '10 07:18:01PM

Another option is Facebook's Desktop Notifications app, which lets you drag stuff to the menubar to share among other things. I tried posting a link, but the site thought my comment was spam.



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