BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro

Quickly Switch Between Two Applications

The following video explain an Mac automation for how I quickly switch back and forth between applications. This tip is for those who are already familiar with BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro. Keyboard Maestro Macro Here’s the set up for Keyboard Maestro macro. I assigned a hotkey, and then mapped that hotkey to the BetterTouchTool finger gesture.   BetterTouchTool Trigger For the BetterTouchTool set up, you …

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How to Use Keyboard Maestro to Automate ScreenFlow and Other Applications

If you want to get more done in applications that you use on a regular basis, I highly recommend that you use Keyboard Maestro to automate tasks that you regularly perform in those applications. The following video first appeared on my YouTube Channel, but I’m adding it here with another information for my blog readers. …

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How to More Quickly Trigger Popular Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

As the Cult of Mac and other websites recommend, there are Mac keyboard shortcuts you should know and use. But if you want to be a Mac power user and automator, I contend you shouldn’t spend time pressing keyboard shortcuts when there are faster ways to do it. I rarely punch keyboard shortcuts, mainly because I don’t like …

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7 Trigger-less Keyboard Maestro Automations You Should Know About

For the last several weeks I’ve been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, mainly out of geeky curoisity of what I might be able to do with one of these devices. But in researching what they can and cannot do, it got me to thinking about what real automation means to me. It’s obvious …

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Ask Mac Automator: How to Automatically Resize and Reposition a Window

It’s always great to receive Mac automation question from my subscribers. This most recent one asks: Hello! I’d like to know if there is a way to automatically open app windows so that when you open the app, the window is automatically sized and placed on the screen in a certain manner each time? For example, I like …

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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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BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro

Ask Mac Automator: BetterTouchTool vs Keyboard Maestro

@macautotips do you see any benefit to using string triggers in BTT versus @keyboardmaestro ? — Shawn Myers RN MBA (@ShawnMyersRN) January 1, 2017 This is a great question, and quite easy to answer. But I want to elaborate on it some. In a Nutshell For those who are familiar with BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro, here’s …

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How I Hack and Automate the Task Manager, Todoist

When you have an application that you use regularly, if you’re Mac automator you can’t help not automating and hacking the heck out of  that application. And that’s exactly what I’ve done after just a few days of using the task manager application, Todoist (affiliate link.) If you follow this blog, you might remember that I switched to the task manager, …

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Automatically Copy Selected Text with Keyboard Maestro and iClip

Nothing waste more time on the computer in my view than punching hotkeys. I know…I know, hotkeys are supposed to be a faster than using the cursor for triggering computer actions, but with Mac automation tools, hotkeys and menu items don’t always need to be manually clicked. Case and point: Say you need to copy and paste several pieces of …

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Automate Sticky Type Notes with Keyboard Maestro

Even though Apple provides the familiar Stickies notes in OS X, they, like the proverbial yellow paper sticky notes, can become a wall of desktop clutter, and they are not always assessable when needed.  So  instead of sticky notes, I use Keyboard Maestro’s Display Text actions. Display Text actions may not be as fancy of a name, or as colorful …

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