Over the years, David Sparks has published a broad collection of "Field Guides" for various programs and platforms, including OmniFocus, Siri Shortcuts and much more. Today, Sparks is out with its latest Field Guide, this time covering Keyboard Maestro.
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Keyboard Maestro is a popular automation tool for Mac that has a long list of different features, all based on automation different tasks. It takes a simple approach based on triggers and actions, meaning you don't need any scripting or programming knowledge to use it.
The new Keyboard Maestro Field Guide by David Sparks is designed to help you master the program. It contains over 4 hours of content and 76 screencasts, and you also get access to downloadable scripts that you can install and run yourself. The field guidance is completely self-reliant, so you can follow and learn yourself.
Here are some examples of Keyboard Maestro automations suggested by Sparks:
- Get your Mac out of social media, shut down volume, and open your productivity apps as soon as you sign in to your local coffee community Wi-Fi.
- Create custom app layouts for different work modes such as email, writing and scheduling, just to name a few. Then trigger them with a simple keyboard combination.
- Set Twitter to hide automatically after a few minutes so you can get back to work.
- Add automation to boot and shutdown your Mac. Do you want some apps to open when you get started? Keyboard Maestro can do it.
- Automate meeting notes.
- Create pages and Word document templates that ask you some questions, and then generate multiple documents.
If you have never tried Keyboard Maestro, you can download it here. You can sign up for the Keyboard Maestro Field Guide here for $ 24 and start immediately.