If you work at your Mac throughout the day, you no doubt perform many redundant tasks that can be automated by other applications. Tasks might include downloading most used webpages, opening, hiding, and quitting applications, locating files and folders, typing familiar often used words and phrases, and copying and pasting texts.

The purpose of Mac Automation Tips is to provide how-to’s, tips, and resources for using OS X smart technology and applications, including Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, Automator, TextExpander, and Dragon Dictate. You don’t need to know a bit of code to use the applications. You just need a little time and patience to set up workflows and automations. The more automations you set up, the more your Mac can done for you.

Just with Keyboard Maestro, I’ve saved over 4 months of performing redundant tasks.

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With the text expansion program, TextExpander, I’ve saved over 15 hours of typing, just by taking some time set up snippet and abbreviations.

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Bakari Chavanu

Bakari Chavanu is a freelance writer and long-time Mac users. He's written hundreds articles about Mac applications and Mac automation for general users. He's also the author of "The Awesome Guide to Mac Automation" (MakeUseOf.com).