When converting an. Automator workflow to an Application the resulting Application is corrupted and cannot be launched.
- Create an Automator workflow and save it.
- Open the saved workflow and choose Conversion Tool under File
- Convert it to an App
- Save the App after first choosing Application instead of what appears in the box which is Workflow.
The result is a corrupted Automator application presenting itself with a circle with a diagonal line through it. The reason for this is that it is saved as an unpacked Application.
First convert the workflow to a Dictation Command, give it a name and save it. Then open the resulting file and then convert it to an App. I have no idea why it works but it does. You also may wish to open the Speakable Items folder in the Speech folder in your user library and delete the dictation file you temporarily created in the workaround.