If you repeat a lot of the same tasks on your computer day in and day out, you might start to wonder if there is a way to automate some of them. Doing so could save you minutes, even hours in the long run. Of course, you have to weigh that against the amount of time it will take to find an implement this automation. Thankfully free programs like Watch 4 Folder can make it quite easy to do.
This piece of freeware will let you specify a folder, and assign actions based on certain triggers. There are up to fifteen different triggers, including creating a new file, renaming a file, inserting media, and more. Once you have your trigger set, you can have the program automatically open a program, or run a batch file. It can even rename files and create new folders when triggered, if you wish. If you’re looking for a way to automate tasks, this could be worth looking into.