BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro

Quickly Switch Between Two Applications

The following video explain an Mac automation for how I quickly switch back and forth between applications. This tip is for those who are already familiar with BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro. Keyboard Maestro Macro Here’s the set up for Keyboard Maestro macro. I assigned a hotkey, and then mapped that hotkey to the BetterTouchTool finger gesture.   BetterTouchTool Trigger For the BetterTouchTool set up, you …

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Quickly Trigger a Popup Calendar

Often when I’m working on project or taking notes for a meeting, I need to quickly reference a calendar date, and I find it a hassle to stop and click open the mini menu bar calendar associated with Informant, the task manager I use. Unfortunately, the mini calendar can’t be opened with a global shortcut. But …

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What CleanMyMac X Can Do for You [Update]

Because I work at my Mac on a daily basis, I know I’m accumulating a boatload of outdated cache files, logs, unused langue files, and junk left over from when I delete an application or other files. I don’t have time to manually search and delete unused junk on my Mac, and that’s why I’ve been been using CleanMyMac …

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How to Take Advantage of Public TextExpander Groups

For several reasons, I’ve been a long time user of TextExpander, and just recently I discovered its Public Snippets Group as another benefit for using the application and its subscription service. Why I Use TextExpander My client work, personal blogs, and other projects require daily typing, and that’s why a text expansion program is essential for the …

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How I Use SaneBox and Automation With Apple Mail

Since I started using SaneBox a few months ago, hardly a day goes by that I don’t empty my inbox and manage emails better. Managing my inbox has never been easy, and I’ve tried all types of solutions, including smart rules and mailboxes and Mail plug-ins. But the subscription-based service, SaneBox, has been the only solution to help me …

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Automatically Manage Your Desktop and Files With Declutter

Most computer experts agree, it’s it’s not good to keep your desktop cluttered with files for an extended period of time. Files sitting directly on your desktop can slow down your computer and keep you disorganized. That’s why applications like Hazel and Declutter can be very useful in helping manage files and folders. For years I …

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How to Use Keyboard Maestro to Automate ScreenFlow and Other Applications

If you want to get more done in applications that you use on a regular basis, I highly recommend that you use Keyboard Maestro to automate tasks that you regularly perform in those applications. The following video first appeared on my YouTube Channel, but I’m adding it here with another information for my blog readers. …

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Get Access to 100+ Mac Applications Using Setapp

There are thousands of very useful Mac applications to choose from, but buying even a few dozen of them can be quite expensive. That’s why MacPaw’s Setapp subscription service may well be in the long run a money saving option to getting access to over a hundred applications from within the Setapp application suite. Note: Most of the links …

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How to More Quickly Trigger Popular Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

As the Cult of Mac and other websites recommend, there are Mac keyboard shortcuts you should know and use. But if you want to be a Mac power user and automator, I contend you shouldn’t spend time pressing keyboard shortcuts when there are faster ways to do it. I rarely punch keyboard shortcuts, mainly because I don’t like …

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7 Trigger-less Keyboard Maestro Automations You Should Know About

For the last several weeks I’ve been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, mainly out of geeky curoisity of what I might be able to do with one of these devices. But in researching what they can and cannot do, it got me to thinking about what real automation means to me. It’s obvious …

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