How to Automate Mac Tasks While Typing

Keyboard Maestro provides over a dozen ways to trigger a macro (automation). One of my favorites is the string trigger option, because it actually enables you to trigger an action as you type, without having to lift your fingers to type a keyboard shortcut. A string trigger consists of typing two or more keyboard letters assigned …

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Get the Mac OS X Version Number From Within Any Application

When you need the version number of the current Mac operating system, Keyboard Maestro can display it, save it to the clipboard, or directly paste it an application for you, so you don’t have to click on Apple > About This Mac to get it. 1. To create this macro, use the Execute AppleScript action. Copy and paste …

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Keyboard Maestro Tutorial: How to Create a Time and Day Macro

Keyboard Maestro is among the top three programs I recommend for getting started with Mac automation and automating nearly any task on your computer. This article is written for those who are new to the application. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I encourage you to do so, and then work through the following tutorials to …

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