Keyboard Maestro

Version: 7.0 || Release Date: 2015-07-22 || 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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The Kensington Expert Mouse PRO and Lion do work together. Including all 6 DIRECT LAUNCH buttons, and the 4 mouse buttons around the track ball. I haven't figured out how to get the scroll wheel to work, but that can most likely work as well. You do NOT need the Kensington software in order to make it work either. My solution was to use Keyboard Maestro purchased from their web site. 

First a note about Keyboard Maestro. To run correctly, it can't be sandboxes. You need to purchase it directly from the developer. They are

Second, the Kensington does fully work, all buttons, but Keyboard Maestro is a bit buggy, but I have work arounds, so you will get the Expert Mouse pro working just fine.

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While long-time King-of-the-Mac-Macro Hill, QuicKeys, was slowly eroding from lack of maintenance, Stairways Software was perfecting its flagship program, Keyboard Maestro.

Over the years QKs had developed into an extremely powerful and useful tool, but began to feel like it was just adding odd peg-boards to hang new tools from. It just became too ungainly and slow in all respects.

Keyboard Maestro’s developer seems to have gotten all the functionality that Mac users have come to expect in a hotkey program -- and yet kept it lean and fast. Once you get used to the macro assembly process in KM, you can put them together almost second nature, and once in operation, they run like they’re part of the app in play, rather than a tool that’s called in from out on the sidelines.

The trial is generous and full-functioning. Just be careful how many macros you put together during it; it becomes just too hard to give ’em up when the trial ends. That’s what happened to me!

This program saves me time each and every day of the year.

Excellent app with an unbelievable number of potential uses.

I've been using it for about two years and still I stumble on new uses all the time. The developer is extremely helpful, answering even detailed questions within a day or two.

I've had to take about a month or two until I got »into« the app, but it's well worth trying out a couple of things. The developer's blog has lots of ideas and tips – try them out!

This is a wonderful app, so glad to have discovered it... a major time-saver for repetitive tasks. This is THE way to automate tasks that require on-screen mouse positioning and clicks... for those pesky commands on the Mac that simply do not have a menu-driven option. Also wonderful for calling up clipboards that you use frequently (e.g. my business logo that I place on videos as a watermark) and for automating entry of variables into option fields. Highly recommended, this has saved me countless hours!

If you have a problem with the way an app works (any app, but Final Cut Pro is one...), you can likely get the functionality you want using Keyboard Maestro.

And if you have two apps that you sort of wish were one app, the Maestro can do that as well.

I can't believe Apple won't just buy it and build it right into the OS. It is so goddamned useful. It is the glue that holds my Mac together.

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.

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