The first thing I always want to do when a new application is move to
~/Applications. In the past I used Hazel to automate this, but it works just as well with an Automator folder action.
Here’s the actions I set up to do this in Automator:
- New folder action.
- Receives files and folders from "Downloads".
- Filter finder items > Kind is "Application".
- Move finder items to "Applications".
- Reveal in Finder.
And here’s a screenshot: