.ACTION File Extension

Automator Action File

An ACTION file is a file written in Xcode used by Automator, a program for creating automations in macOS. It contains specific actions that can be combined to create automated processes, saved as .WOR...

General Information

Title ACTION File Extension
Extension .action
Full Form Automator Action File
File Type Executable Workflow File
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type application/x-apple-automator

File Function

Primary Function Automate tasks
Additional Functions Script execution, Workflow integration
Features Automated routines, User-defined actions

File Characteristics

Quality High efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Task Automation Yes
System Administration Yes
File Management Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Script vulnerabilities
Best Practices Regular updates, Script validation

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2005
Latest Update Included in latest macOS

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .workflow, .applescript

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Automator Free macOS
AppleScript Editor Free macOS