Why the AirPods Make the Apple Watch More Useful

Though ordered over two months ago, my AirPods finally arrived last week, and I must say it was well worth the wait. I had read enough about the AirPods to know that they would definitely be  an improvement over my PowerBeats which were cumbersome to wear, and difficult to make a Bluetooth connection. The set was …

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remote automation apps

Ask Mac Automator: Triggering Automations Remotely

  Love the site. Quick question for you: what is the best way to launch Keyboard Maestro and/or Automator macros remotely from your iPhone. I feel like Workflow/IFTTT have to make this a possibility besides the semi-solution of monitoring a dropbox folder with Hazel. Have you heard of Otto…now Entangler? It seems it can do …

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BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro

Ask Mac Automator: BetterTouchTool vs Keyboard Maestro

@macautotips do you see any benefit to using string triggers in BTT versus @keyboardmaestro ? — Shawn Myers RN MBA (@ShawnMyersRN) January 1, 2017 This is a great question, and quite easy to answer. But I want to elaborate on it some. In a Nutshell For those who are familiar with BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro, here’s …

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My Favorite Apps and Mac Automation Updates for 2016

I don’t get a new iPhone or Mac computer every year, but there’s hardly a month that goes by that I don’t check out a new Mac application, online service, or receive  feature upgrades for the Mac  automation programs I use a on a regular basis. In fact, another reason I write articles for this site is to recognize …

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2016 Year in Review And Top 10 Posts

This article ends the second year of MacAutomationTips (MAT).  While I didn’t accomplish all my goals for the site this year, I’m happy that the MAT gained over 400 new subscribers and a few thousand Twitter followers. I appreciate all the subscribers to my site, and I especially get excited when hearing from Mac users who …

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iOS automation productivity apps

20 Powerful iPhone and iPad Productivity and Automation Apps

Though automation programs for the iPhone and iPad are not as robust as the programs for the Mac, there are several automation and productivity apps that I use for getting things done with on my iOS devices. According to the iOS tracking app, Moment, I spend roughly three hours a day on my iPhone and iPad. These devices are my hubbub for …

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Categories iOS

How I Hack and Automate the Task Manager, Todoist

When you have an application that you use regularly, if you’re Mac automator you can’t help not automating and hacking the heck out of  that application. And that’s exactly what I’ve done after just a few days of using the task manager application, Todoist (affiliate link.) If you follow this blog, you might remember that I switched to the task manager, …

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The Trackpad and String Triggers vs the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

I haven’t gotten my hands on the new the MacBook Pro, and though I would definitely like to replace my extremely slow 2011 MacBook Air with a faster notebook, I don’t think the MacBook Pro’s flagship feature, the Touch Bar would be highly useful in my workflow. It’s been quite a while since Apple did a significant upgrade …

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Automatically Copy Selected Text with Keyboard Maestro and iClip

Nothing waste more time on the computer in my view than punching hotkeys. I know…I know, hotkeys are supposed to be a faster than using the cursor for triggering computer actions, but with Mac automation tools, hotkeys and menu items don’t always need to be manually clicked. Case and point: Say you need to copy and paste several pieces of …

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10 Useful Tap-Saving 3D Touch Apps You Should Use

With the release of iOS 10, many of the 3D Touch apps received some major improvements. If you own the iPhone 6s or above, you certainly should be taking advantage of the pressure sensitive screen technology that can save you several tabs when launching apps or connecting to features in apps. After I installed iOS 10, I realized that I …

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