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Because I work at my Mac on a daily basis, I know I’m accumulating a boatload of outdated cache files, logs, unused langue files, and junk left over from when I delete an application or other files.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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Outlinely and OutlineEdit Make For Better Outlining On the Mac

One of the ways to be most productive with a project, such as writing book or manual, designing a course, preparing a presentation, or simply creating step-by-step instructions is to start with an outline. Up until recently, OmniOutline was the application I used for outlining projects, but I often found the program a little heavy …

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Why You Need to Use Snappy or ScreenFloat

Two Mac screenshot applications that can increase your productivity with floating shots.

10 Recommendations for Getting Started with Mac Automation

Many readers and subscribers of MacAutomationTips are Mac users that are already using Mac automation applications, and that’s super great. But I also want to reach out to Mac users who have not started using Mac automation in their daily workflow. For those of you who are not using applications like Keyboard Maestro, BetterTouchTool, Hazel, TextExpander, Dragon Dictate, PopClip, smart folders, and iClip, …

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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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