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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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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The Fastest Ways to Open and Quit Applications Beyond Your Dock

When it comes to opening and closing applications on our computer, there are Mac automation tools that can either automatically launch or quit applications for you, or provide other ways of doing so beyond clicking icons in the Dock, opening the Applications folder, or using Apple’s Launchpad. Normally we have several applications, such as Safari, Mail, and …

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Should You Be Automating Tasks on Your Mac? Take This Survey

Are you a Mac user who doesn’t quite know what you could be automating on your Mac? Take the following survey to see which and how many basic Mac tasks you perform on a regular basis. Should You Be Automating?  If you click more than 10 items on the list, you definitely have tasks that you could be automating …

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