Keyboard Maestro

Version: 6.0 || Release Date: 2012-07-09 || License: Shareware ($36) Developer: Stairways Software Pty Ltd | App Owner: peternl

Keyboard Maestro is a productivity enhancer which can help improve almost every aspect of using your Mac

Keyboard Maestro is a productivity enhancer with three main functions, allowing you to design your own macro shortcuts and activate them at any time, navigate through running applications and open windows with Program Switcher, and work with an unlimited number of clipboards using Clipboard Switcher.

Whether you are a power user or a grand parent (or both!), your time is precious. So why waste it when Keyboard Maestro can help improve almost every aspect of using your Mac. Even the simplest things, like typing your email address, or going to Gmail or Facebook, launching Pages, or duplicating a line, all take time and add frustration. Let Keyboard Maestro help make your Mac life more pleasant and efficient.

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22 Opinions

I have tried a lot of Apps, but I find Keyboard Maestro the app that I use every day, at job and at home.
It gives me shortcuts that I need, and macros.
It is also possible to send the history from one mac to another to use it both places without need to program 2 places.
The support is ............great!

One of the best parts of KM is Peter's help when you get stuck.

I had heard about keyboard Maestro from a few sources I trust here and there and had made a mental note to try it. Finally, one day I got fed up with repetitive tasks, and I decided it was time to download it.

I am stuck using Lotus Notes at my workplace but I have the consolation of using a Macbook pro rather than a Windows machine. Still, even on a Mac, Lotus Notes is not, shall we say, famous for its beauty or usability or efficiency.

I installed Keyboard Maestro and I bought it within 4 mins, after setting up a really simple but wonderful macro that lets me quickly switch typeface color to blue in Lotus Notes (saving me three hundred thousand silly steps and wading through sub-menus). A slight exaggeration on the number of steps but not on the time to decide to buy.

I also smugly showed off to my colleagues how nice life has become.

Wonderful application, highly recommended. It will make you wonder how you lived without it.

This has been a boon to my aching fingers.

Indispensable.

It's actually $36 @ Kagi.

Yes, Keyboard Maestro version 4 is working fine on both Leopard and Snow Leopard. Version 3 is working on Leopard, haven't tested on Snow Leopard. Think you need 4 though.

Keyboard Maestro is the single strongest productivity enhancer on OS X. KM allows us to program any repetitive task sequence in a matter of minutes. We've tried AppleScript and Automator but for sophisticated tasks they take hours of tinkering to get them to do just what we want. With Keyboard Maestro, if you can write the steps down, your macro is already done. Our programming team moving over from Windows was thrilled to be able to set some essential keyboard shortcuts to what they are used to to get off to a fast start on Mac.

Personally I use it to make keyboard shortcuts work the same across multiple applications and to make Apple Mail accept Eudora keyboard shortcuts. I also have hot keys for filing mail. The first software I bought when the office switched from Windows to Mac was a site license for Keyboard Maestro.

Can anyone post some feedback whether or not this is working on slow leopard?

I love it. It makes frequent activities so much faster. I can navigate to a favorite web page in my default browser with a simple keyboard command, system-wide, whether my browser is open already or not. I can open a favorite document or run a favorite application with a simple keyboard command. You need to do little more than think it, and it's done. One step. So flexible and powerful!

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