Best Mac Automation Software: Automator or Keyboard Maestro?

Apple’s classic Mac automation application Automator has been around for more than a decade, but is it still useful to Mac users, and how does it compare to similar Mac automation programs like Keyboard Maestro? If you do a quick search of this site, you will discover that I have yet to write an article or …

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New Years Resolution: Automate More

About about month ago, subscribers to this website did me a favor and responded to a survey about Mac automation and this website. The results of that are very useful to me because they provide an idea of what my readers need as Mac automators. Two questions I ask in the survey are about how …

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My 10 Favorite Applications for 2018



10 Ways to Work Smarter Using Mac Automation

The key to being more productive on your Mac is using automated features built into the Mac operating system, and third-party programs that can automate one or more tasks for you.  The purpose of the following list is to provide you ideas about what features, applications, and strategies you could use to work smarter on your …

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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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What CleanMyMac X Can Do for You [Update]

Because I work at my Mac on a daily basis, I know I’m accumulating a boatload of outdated cache files, logs, unused langue files, and junk left over from when I delete an application or other files. I don’t have time to manually search and delete unused junk on my Mac, and that’s why I’ve been been using CleanMyMac …

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Automatically Manage Your Desktop and Files With Declutter

Most computer experts agree, it’s it’s not good to keep your desktop cluttered with files for an extended period of time. Files sitting directly on your desktop can slow down your computer and keep you disorganized. That’s why applications like Hazel and Declutter can be very useful in helping manage files and folders. For years I …

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Get Access to 100+ Mac Applications Using Setapp

There are thousands of very useful Mac applications to choose from, but buying even a few dozen of them can be quite expensive. That’s why MacPaw’s Setapp subscription service may well be in the long run a money saving option to getting access to over a hundred applications from within the Setapp application suite. Note: Most of the links …

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My 10 Favorite Mac Applications and Updates for 2017

2017 was a good year for using productive applications that helped me get my various jobs and tasks completed. I look forward to writing and sharing some of my favorite applications and features mainly because I want to recognize the great work that developers are doing, and I also hope there are Mac users out there …

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5 Day Mac Automation Challenge, Starting November 18

I recently conducted a poll on my Twitter stream, asking followers how often they created a new automation on their Mac. Of the sixteen people who responded, half said that they rarely created a new automation. The other half said they created new automations using one or more Mac automation programs (Keyboard Maestro, BetterTouchTool, Hazel, TextExpander, Dragon Dictate, PopClip, smart folders, …

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