Mac automation

How To Take Screenshots Without Pressing A Hotkey

If you take screenshots on a regular basis, moving your hand off your trackpad and then pressing the Command+Shift+4 shortcut is unnecessary, that is if you make use of one or more Mac automation programs to press the shortcut and initiate the shot for you. Be honest, how often do you have to look down at …

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finger gestures

Introducing the BetterTouchTool Finger Gesture Course

I’m a huge fan of the finger gesture application, BetterTouchTool, mainly  because it’s an application that helps reduce the need for typing keyboard shortcuts and clicking on menu items. I’ve written about BetterTouchTool (BTT) in several articles for this site. Some of the articles talk directly about how to use BTT, while other articles include …

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13 Copy and Paste Actions for Mac Power Users

Using multiple applications to copy and paste text and images can boost your productivity and save countless clicks, mouse movements, and typing. The following is a list of tips for how I copy and paste text as I write and edit articles, tweets, reports, and other content. The purpose is to provide you ideas for …

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Finger Gesture App, BetterTouchTool Goes on Sale!

I’m pleased to share that the finger gesture application, BetterTouchTool, is now on sale. Though I’m not the developer of the application, I say it’s about time the developer got paid! When I first received an upgrade notice that BTT would no longer be free, it took less than thirty seconds for me to click the red “Buy BetterTouchTool license …

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My Favorite Mac Automation Updates and Other Mac Apps of 2015

Before the year comes to a close, I thought I’d post a list of my favorite Mac automation application updates of the year, as well as a few of my favorite applications I started using in 2015. I plan to make this review an annual topic, because it’s important to highlight a few of the most useful updates for the Mac automation …

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10 Ways to Activate the Same Application Using Mac Automation Tools

Whether you’re typing on are the keyboard, or hand is on your mouse or trackpad, Mac automation tools can provide multiple ways to perform the same task, such as routinely opening or activating a regularly used application. This article is particularly useful for readers who are not familiar with Mac automation tools. I explain ten ways I open my frequently …

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Multiple Ways to Trigger Keyboard Shortcuts in 2Do and Other Applications

The best way to save time using most any application is to have more than one way to trigger an application’s menu items and features. With Mac automation tools, you’re not restricted to keyboard shortcuts, or a mouse or trackpad clicks. To show what I mean, I’m going to focus on the task manager application, 2Do for …

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The Power of the FORCE in Magic Trackpad 2 and BetterTouchTool

The new Magic Trackpad 2 and BetterTouchTool provide several dozen additional finger gestures for all types Mac and application related tasks. Using the power of Force gestures, you can rely less on keyboard shortcuts, and even save clicking and tapping to trigger actions. In the last year, my 5+ year-old Magic Trackpad could only hold 15% …

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Access Any Mac Application Menubar Faster Using a Finger Gesture

Whether you have a 27″ or a 13″ Mac screen, drag your mouse to the menu bar of any application is a little time consuming, especially when you can do it faster with a simple finger gesture using BetterTouchTool. BetterTouchTool ( a free download) is similar to the finger gesture navigation feature in OS X, but it has hundreds of more …

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How to Easily Navigate Safari with BetterTouchTool Finger Gestures

The Safari web browser is probably the most used application on the Mac, but it can be a waste of time when you have to click buttons or keyboard shortcuts when your hand is already on the trackpad or MagicMouse in order to navigate the browser. The finger gesture application, BetterTouchTool (free) can make navigating Safari or any web browser faster, and …

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