7 Quick Ways to Open Webpages In Safari

This article shares tips for quickly opening webpages in Safari using using applications like Keyboard Maestro, Alfred, BetterTouchTool, and PopClip.

How to Create and Use an Alfred Filter List

I use Alfred for all sort of triggers, including launching applications and initiating Google searches, but I also like it for pasting selected content from filtered lists. For example, I have a filter list of affiliate links that I use in articles, emails, and other newsletters. Using Alfred, I can easily access this list by …

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[Survey] Which Mac Tasks Do You Regularly Perform?

The best way to get started with Mac automation is to identify Mac tasks you regularly perform on your Mac, and then figure out which ones can be automated. Though computers are supposed to save us time and help us be more productive, many computer users perform redundant tasks without knowing that many actions can …

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Spark Mail Client: Cool and Automated

For years I couldn’t find a suitable alternative to Apple’s Mail. Each time I tried a new application I eventually returned to Mail; that is, until I started using Spark. Spark includes features like snooze emails, signature and email templates, reminders, and the ability to collaborate with a team of other Spark users. While there …

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BetterTouchTool 3.0: New Design and Handy New Features

As an avid and long time user of BetterTouchTool, it’s great to see the recently released 3.0 version that includes not only a modern redesign, but several new features for managing finger gesture actions, searching actions, and a couple ways of viewing the user interface.  BetterTouchTool Finger Gesture CourseMy BTT course covers all you need …

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How to Quickly Create Multiple Tasks in Todoist and 2do

A good task manager can help clear your brain of all the things you need to do, but it can be tedious and time consuming to create new tasks. But there’s a feature in Todoist and 2Do that enables you to quickly add multiple tasks using a single keyboard shortcut. My Solutions for Adding Tasks …

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Go Beyond “Hey Siri” with Home App Automations

When it comes of home automation gadgets, I’m not a fan of “Hey Siri,” though I’m glad she’s there anytime I send her commands.  For me, the best form of automation occurs without me having to say anything or clicking or tapping a button to trigger an action. And that’s where the power of setting …

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How to Use IFTTT to Recreate No-Due-Date Tasks In Todoist

When it comes to using any task manager, checking off tasks is of course easy, but typing and inputting tasks sometimes is a bit tedious. But recently I started using an IFTTT automation that creates no-due-date tasks in Todoist each time I complete tasks in a specified project. Keep reading and I’ll explain what it is …

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How to Use Single Force Click with an Apple Force Touch Trackpad

If you use Apple’s Force trackpad, the Single FORCE click gesture in BetterTouchTool (BTT) allows you to trigger menu items and keyboard shortcuts, open designated URLs, files, and folders, resize or position windows, and much more. BTT’s Single FORCE click gesture is one of my favorites because it’s a one-click easy-to-remember gesture that can either be …

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Interview with Mac Automator: Kenneth Cox

One of the articles I enjoy publishing on this site are interviews with Mac automators, because it’s always a treat to learn how other Mac users are using automation applications. For this third interview, I am pleased to share how photographer (and long-time MAT subscriber) Kenneth Cox’s uses Mac automation in his daily workflows. Professional photography requires a considerable …

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