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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Guest Post: How I Use Hazel

The following article is the first in a series guest blog posts, called “How I Automate.” It’s intended for Mac Automation Tips readers and automation tool users to share how they use Mac automation in their daily workflow. I’m delighted to have student, Tiffany White, explain how she uses the folder action application, Hazel for various purposes. Folder Management You asked …

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Hazel Is Your Personal File Manager

The classic Mac automation program, Hazel, is a powerful resource for filing and managing files, including pictures, PDFs, and documents.  In my case it’s documents—specifically invoices and letters. Hazel does the dirty repetitive work of managing my documents so I don’t have to. Read on to learn about one of my most favorite, and little known Hazel tricks. …

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3 Automations for Using Grab Desktop Screen Captures

Apple’s Grab is still the best screenshot applications for taking timed screen captures. But thanks to Keyboard Maestro and Hazel, there are three features or steps that I automate to reduce the steps for taking and saving timed screenshots. I assume that most Mac users are familiar with these universal keyboard shortcuts for quickly taking screenshots. On the other …

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