Name: Keyboard Maestro
Developer: Stairways Software
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://www.stairways.com/main/
Using keyboard actions to trigger certain functions, launch applications, or navigate between windows can help you improve your productivity level. Keyboard Maestro is a Mac app that enables you to set up various Macro shortcuts according to your own needs.
The clipboard manager and the apps or windows switchers make Keyboard Maestro a complete productivity solution
For your convenience, Keyboard Maestro puts together multiple workflow oriented tools. This way, you can use the app to control the content stored on your clipboard: Keyboard Maestro maintains a clipboard history and even allows you to toggle between multiple named clipboards.
In addition, you can use Keyboard Maestro to quickly navigate between applications and their windows. Usually, these tools come as separate apps, but Keyboard Maestro offers them on top of the Macro capabilities in order to provide a poilished productivity tool.
Define Macros that meet your own needs and use different types of triggers: your imagination is the limit
When you create a new Macro within Keyboard Maestro, you must assign it to a group, give it a name, and designate a trigger: it can be a script (AppleScript, Shell, Perl, Python, or Ruby), or you can select one of those included by default (hotkey, typed string, application, login, engine launch, system wake, time, while logged, macro palette, status menu, public web, mounted volume, USB device, Wireless Network, device, or MIDI).
Naturally, the next step is to assign an action to your Macro: Keyboard Maestro provides a plethora of possible actions that can be launched and you can add as many as you like and combine them any way you see fit.
A comprehensive productivity solution that can improve your efficiency
On the whole, the Keyboard Maestro app provides you with the tools needed to automate certain processes in order to help you deal with repetitive tasks easier.
At the same time, the fact that you can manage your clipboard history, define named pasteboards, and use the Keyboard Maestro functions to quickly switch between windows and apps eliminates the need to install additional productivity enhancing apps.
What’s new in Keyboard Maestro 8.2
March 22nd, 2018
- Added a new Applications Palette which displays running applications.
- Added Apply Modifiers to a Specific Application action (mimics the behaviour of Applications Palette).
- Added Dragged File trigger to support dragging files to macros in macro palettes.
- Added a Macro Library entry for an Application Palette group (a set of fixed applications displayed as a palette).
- Warn about translocated applications when setting them in the Application popup menus.
- Fixed an issue with Prompt With List (and other By Name windows) (forum).
- Fixed i_displayWhat != NamedClipboardPopupMenuControllerDisplay::kUnknown assertion.
- Fixed i_displayAttributedString assertion.
- Fixed issue with Set File Attribute field kind mark and token insertion. (forum).
- Fixed an issue with AppleScript creation of actions.