Bakari Chavanu, creator of MacAutomationTips

I want to thank you for visiting MacAutomationTips. As you will hopefully notice, I’m passionate about Mac automation because, first off, it’s a fun and geeky to create hacks and actions, and then watch tasks get done with a single click, a string trigger, a finger gesture, or completed automatically in the background.

So who am I? I’m a father and husband, a humanist, and a long time Mac  user. I taught high school English for about fifteen years. For several years I did wedding and event photography and videography, and then I moved on to writing professionally for various Mac websites, but most notably,, a leading technology site. I’ve published three major PDF guides, and my first digital book, Starting From Day One-Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life, which available in the iTunes Book Store.

Two years ago I decided that in addition to being a freelance writer, I wanted to start and sustain my own blog sites. The site you’re visiting now is a labor of love, because I want to help other general Mac users utilize Mac automation in their daily workflow.

I have also created a well received online course, BetterTouchTool Finger Gesture Course, and this year, 2019, I will be producing a new course about Keyboard Maestro.

Some of My Favorite Posts

Reader Feedback

[wps_quote style=“default” url=””]This is great Bakari, I used to use this feature in PopClip, but the fact of using the mouse to select all the text to choose the title case option seem so long winded now, great post, thanks for sharing.[/wps_quote]

[wps_quote style=”default” url=””]Some really great stuff. I’m having trouble keeping up with all the content, mainly due to work commitments, but can see this as a worthwhile investment of my time in the long term. A steep learning curve for some apps but gets easier with time.[/wps_quote]

[wps_quote style=”default” url=””]Hi – I just found your site doing a search for Dragon for Mac 5. Wow – your site is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I use several of your recommended applications already. I’ve been struggling with Hazel a bit and could use some help. Anyway, my first question is do you know if there’s a free trial for Dragon for Mac 5 and if so, where do I find it? Thanks, Jake[/wps_quote]

[wps_quote style=”default” url=””]Great stuff – keep the ideas/suggestions coming. It’s great to see the clever ways that people find uses for these programs.[/wps_quote]

Contact Me

Reader feedback, questions, and ideas help make MacAutomationTips more than blog site, it makes it a community of Mac automators. So please write me, leave comments, and ask questions.

I maintain a Ask Mac Automator column that features responses to questions asked by my blog site subscribers and social network contacts. I invite you to check out that column and submit your own questions.