7 Different Ways To Delete Items On Your Mac

One of the reasons I like Mac automation applications is that they provide more than one way to perform a task. Thus when it comes to deleting files and other items on my Mac, thankfully I’m not limited to punching the Delete key or dragging items to the trashcan. In this article I share several Mac automation features I use to delete items and …

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Ask Mac Automator: Activating and Launching Applications

I use Keyboard Maestro to launch my most used programs, like MS Word using hotkeys (like COMMAND OPTION W ). This launches the closed program and works great. But, like all open programs, eventually it gets covered with other programs that I have open. What I would like to do is to use the same …

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101 Dragon Dictate Voice Commands for Bossing Your Mac

Despite my issues with Dragon Dictate, the voice-to-text application  remains the only Mac  program for triggering powerful and time-saving voice commands on the Mac. As I explained before, Dragon Dictate outshines Apple’s voice commands features. And even when the upcoming Siri command features are released in the Sierra of OS X, it looks if as …

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Why and How to Go From a Mac User to Mac Automator

One of the primary goals of Mac Automation Tips is to turn general Mac users into Mac automators. I imagine  intermediate and advanced Mac users most likely use  applications like TextExpander, Alfred or Launchbar, Automator, or even Keyboard Maestro to speed up their workflow and reduce tedious or redundant tasks. But beginning and general Mac users may only use the default features …

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Ask Mac Automator: Copy and Paste Safari Data and Text

Hi, I’m trying to figure out a Keyboard Maestro macro that would 1. Copy the text selected (for example a paragraph from a feature article in Safari) and then 2. Also copy the web link to that article. you would then be able to share this via email or messages. In iOS, this is achievable …

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Guest Post: Michael Coyle on How I Use BetterTouchTool

As part of the site’s How I Automate series, I’m pleased to share my interview with Micheal Coyle, who is not only one of my very supportive Twitter contacts, but is also a Mac user who is making Mac automation a major part of his daily workflow. Micheal registered and completed my BetterTouchTool Finger Gestures Course, and he agreed to …

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Interview with Peter N. Lewis

Interview with Keyboard Maestro Developer, Peter N. Lewis

I’ve been using Keyboard Maestro for about five years now, and I’ve always wondered who developed the program, and what is the story behind its development. Well, the developer of Keyboard Maestro, Peter N. Lewis kindly agreed to an email interview exchange in which he shared how Keyboard Maestro came about, his role in further developing the program to …

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Ask Mac Automator: Automating Safari

This week’s Ask Mac Automator questions deal with Safari, an application that Keyboard Maestro and other automation programs can automate quite well. Bakari45: I have KM check Safari each time it’s brought to the front for a specified words in a title of a webpage. It might do the same for watching for a URL string. For …

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Guest Post: How I Use Hazel

The following article is the first in a series guest blog posts, called “How I Automate.” It’s intended for Mac Automation Tips readers and automation tool users to share how they use Mac automation in their daily workflow. I’m delighted to have student, Tiffany White, explain how she uses the folder action application, Hazel for various purposes. Folder Management You asked …

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Ask Mac Automator: Keyboard Shortcuts or Finger Gestures?

You can close Safari tabs quicker with BetterTouchTool. Here’s more that it can do: https://t.co/T9FN6yLaDh pic.twitter.com/jCa2lPlDTz — Automate Your Mac (@macautotips) May 18, 2016 @macautotips Quicker than Command+W? I find that hard to believe. — Martin McCallion (@devilgate) May 19, 2016 It’s really great to get this question from one of my Twitter followers, because …

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