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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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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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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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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BetterTouchTool Versus Apple’s Finger Gesture Features

If you use Apple’s finger gesture feature to zoom, scroll, swipe and pinch to provoke actions in various applications on your Mac, you should definitely try out the still free(!) and seriously powerful, application, BetterTouchTool. Apple’s finger gesture features (found in System Preferences), consist of a few dozens gestures, such as for control-clicking a file or selected text, zooming in or out of and …

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Reduce Mouse and Keyboard Clicking With These Automated Delete Actions

Isn’t annoying when you need to delete several items in an application, but then get hit with a confirmation dialogue box that requires yet another click? Well, either BetterTouchTool, Keyboard Maestro, and Dragon Dictate can automate the task for you, and save you some clicking. Confirmation Delete  The other morning I was going through my 1Password application and deleting login …

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How to Automate Taking SnappyApp or Tiny Screenshots for Better Productivity

If you’re a content producer (blogger, web designer, writer, etc.), you owe it to yourself to use the nifty screenshot application, SnappyApp (Free) and/or Tiny for Mac. SnappyApp What makes SnappyApp different is that it automatically opens a screenshot when you take it, so you can view it for references purposes, and/or save it as an image …

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