I love work: I could watch it all day — at least when it’s my computer doing it and not me.
One of my favourite things is finding ways to make my computer work harder so I can work less. Sometimes that means Applescript, or using utilities like Launchbar or TextExpander.
Sometimes it means setting up macros in Keyboard Maestro, so that I click once or type a couple of characters and then a string of actions happens as if by magic.
That’s one reason why in August I wrote a series of MacTips about how to work with Keyboard Maestro:
- Turn 100 steps into 1 with Keyboard Maestro
- Keyboard Maestro lets you set up sequences of actions, or macros, and then does them for you. Watch your computer do the work, instead of the other way round. Let me show you how it works.
- Point and Click with Keyboard Maestro
- Keyboard Maestro can operate programs and point and click for you. Here’s how to avoid mindless repetitive and annoying actions.
- Keyboard Maestro Triggers and Actions
- Use Keyboard Maestro to work your Mac for you. Here’s how to set up Triggers, select options in Actions and quickly record a macro.
- Keyboard Maestro Clipboard and Scripts
- Keyboard Maestro can do some very clever things with the clipboard and that’s great for anyone who writes. It’s also a good way to run Applescripts and Shell scripts. Here’s how to get even more work out of Keyboard Maestro.
Peter Lewis is the developer who makes this magic happen. He kindly offered a 20% discount to my readers. There’s information about the discount at all the Tips listed above, and you can download the software for free to try it out.