Finger Gesture App, BetterTouchTool Goes on Sale!

I’m pleased to share that the finger gesture application, BetterTouchTool, is now on sale. Though I’m not the developer of the application, I say it’s about time the developer got paid! When I first received an upgrade notice that BTT would no longer be free, it took less than thirty seconds for me to click the red “Buy BetterTouchTool license …

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8 Powerful Reasons to Automate Everything On Your Mac

This article is for beginning and intermediate Mac users who are not taking advantage of Mac automation tools, which are powerfully useful for performing repetitive tasks, and getting things done more  efficiently. Though nearly every article published for the site is an example of why Mac automation is important, I want to use this blog post to explain …

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20 Questions Mac Users Should Ask While at Their Computer

The best way to get the most out of your Mac is to automate tasks. But if you’re new Mac automation, you might not realize what tasks you could automate using Mac automation applications. In a general sense, Mac automation is about maximizing the potential of computer and software automations. Regularly automating tasks should do the following: Save you steps in …

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My Favorite Mac Automation Updates and Other Mac Apps of 2015

Before the year comes to a close, I thought I’d post a list of my favorite Mac automation application updates of the year, as well as a few of my favorite applications I started using in 2015. I plan to make this review an annual topic, because it’s important to highlight a few of the most useful updates for the Mac automation …

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2015 Year In Review and Top 10 Posts

It’s been a great year getting Mac Automation Tips off the ground back in late March of this year, and then actually maintaining and growing it. I originally started MAT about five years ago using the free version of WordPress, but I didn’t have time to post articles on a regular basis, or provided associated …

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10 More Mac Automations and Hacks to Boost Your Productivity

We don’t often realize how much time we spend clicking, searching, and performing redundant tasks on our Mac. But the more we develop time saving habits on our Mac, the more we can maximize the technology and make it work for us to get things done. Mac Automation Tips is mainly about automating tasks on …

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Copy and Paste Multiple Text Items Twice as Fast Using Keyboard Maestro

I recently discovered a Keyboard Maestro macro that alleviates the redundant steps of copying and pasting multiple items of text to the system clipboard, and then re-pasting them to another document. If you’re a Keyboard Maestro user, you’ll probably want to include this macro in your library. Occasionally I need to copy numerous items, such as quotes, and paste …

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10 Ways to Activate the Same Application Using Mac Automation Tools

Whether you’re typing on are the keyboard, or hand is on your mouse or trackpad, Mac automation tools can provide multiple ways to perform the same task, such as routinely opening or activating a regularly used application. This article is particularly useful for readers who are not familiar with Mac automation tools. I explain ten ways I open my frequently …

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Multiple Ways to Trigger Keyboard Shortcuts in 2Do and Other Applications

The best way to save time using most any application is to have more than one way to trigger an application’s menu items and features. With Mac automation tools, you’re not restricted to keyboard shortcuts, or a mouse or trackpad clicks. To show what I mean, I’m going to focus on the task manager application, 2Do for …

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The Power of the FORCE in Magic Trackpad 2 and BetterTouchTool

The new Magic Trackpad 2 and BetterTouchTool provide several dozen additional finger gestures for all types Mac and application related tasks. Using the power of Force gestures, you can rely less on keyboard shortcuts, and even save clicking and tapping to trigger actions. In the last year, my 5+ year-old Magic Trackpad could only hold 15% …

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