GhostNote Automatically Changes Notes Based On Active Applications and Documents

Here’s a problem: I experienced an issue with applying styles in OmniOutliner, and I finally wrote the developers and asked them how to solve it. They quickly replied back and explained the issue and the solution. But wait, suppose I forget the solution two or three months from now when I happen to use the …

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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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Keyboard Maestro Can Automatically Open an Application On a Second Monitor

If you’re lucky enough to have two more screen monitors for your Mac, Keyboard Maestro can be highly helpful for automatically moving designated applications to the second monitor. When I launch Disk Utility,  iTunes or Rdio, I rarely need to uses these applications on my primary monitor. I usually keep them parked on the second monitor instead. Macro …

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How Keyboard Maestro’s Active Application Switcher Is Better than Apple’s Switcher

I’ve never been a fan of Apple’s Application Switcher, mainly because it requires holding down the Command+Tab keys in order to use it. Instead, I use the Keyboard Maestro’s powerful Active Application Switcher. When you have several applications open at the same time, it can sometimes be a hassle to locate and switch between applications buried behind one another. …

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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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Control iTunes From Any Application With These Powerful Automations

Even with the popularity of Apple Music, it’s a hassle to switch to iTunes to select and start a playlist, pause music, or adjust the volume when you’re busy on your Mac. But with powerful automator programs like Keyboard Maestro, you can control iTunes from within any application, and stay on task while you listen to …

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Use TextExpander to Automatically Click the Return, Tab, or Enter Keys for Faster Typing

If you don’t always like lifting your fingers off the keyboard to press the Tab, Enter, Escape, or Return key, let TextExpander do it for it while you type. Sometimes while typing,  I don’t want to look down to hit the Tab key when it’s needed. I can sometimes press the key without looking, but typing …

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Poll: What Do You Primarily Use Mac Automation for?

As I develop this Mac Automation Tips blog, it will be helpful to know for what purpose my readers use Mac automation tools. I primarily use automation tools for writing and blogging, including articles, videos, and other daily tasks. Because my blogging work is  focused on repeatedly using similar terms and phrases, and performing similar  computer actions on a daily …

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6 Time Saving Mac Automation Tools for Bloggers

The work of writing and producing blog posts consists of numerous and repetitive computer tasks that you might not realize can be automated on your Mac. There are several Mac applications you can use to reduce the amount of mouse clicking, manual launching of applications and windows,  and the work of keeping your desktop and other Finder folders …

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HistoryHound: the Automatic Bookmarking Mac Application Every Writer Should Own

HistoryHound is among the ten applications I keep opened in my Dock, because I know that it’s always working in the background to index every webpage I visit. I don’t view HistoryHound everyday, but it has saved me lots of time and frustration in searching webpages I’ve previously visited. And when I’m conducting web searches for a …

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