What’s your favorite Mac browser? For most Mac users, it’s Safari. Lean, clean, fast, elegant. What’s your least used Mac app? For many Mac users, it’s Automator, that functional work flow app that requires you to think before using (which might explain why Automator isn’t as popular as other Mac apps).
What would happen if Safari married Automator?
The offspring would carry functionality from each and be called Fake, the web automation app. Like Automator, Fake lets you drag browser actions into a workflow column. Those actions can be used again and again without you having to do anything. Save, open, use, share. Just like Automator actions, but inside a web browser.
Fake even looks like Apple’s Automator app.
What kind of automation are we talking about here?
Fake can fill in those cumbersome web forms. Web developers can use Fake to make automated tests for web site and web apps.
Create actions in the Library, and drop them into the stack in the right sidebar Workflow pane. Run, tweak, run, repeat.
Fake also carries a few super hero powers. Fake’s automation features use AppleScript, so it’s easy to create additional Automation-like functionality on your Mac.
The browser part of Fake is based on Fluid which adds even more developer friendly functions such as Userscript and Userstyle.
Fake isn’t a better way to browse the web, so don’t think of it as a substitute for Safari. It’s more like Firefox in functionality, except you get to build all the add-ons yourself.