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 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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100 BetterTouchTool Presets at Your Finger Tips

The most amazing features about BetterTouchTool are the over 100 preset actions that can be triggered with over 50 finger gestures. BetterTouchTool is one of the first Mac automation programs I recommend to Mac users interested in using Mac automation. Below, I present screenshots of about half of the most useful BTT preset actions so that you can peruse …

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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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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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How to Show Open Tabs Using BetterTouchTool

 Mate Kele asked in a comment: “Can someone tell me how can I add a gesture for safari show all tabs with better touch tool?” This is a great question about BetterTouchTool (BTT), because the answer to the question illustrates how I create dozens of BTT actions for menu bar items for all my most used applications. …

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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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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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16 Safari Shortcuts Triggered by Finger Gestures

The  other day I came across an article posted on the popular tech site, CNET, titled the “21 shortcuts for Safari you should know.” As you probably can guess, it includes the best keyboard shortcuts for controlling and managing features in Safari. Well, I have a challenge to this article. While shortcuts are great, who can actually reminder them all? …

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